Side Order, The Next Wave Of The Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass, Is Out Spring 2024

Splatoon 3 entered the Switch’s library with a splash last year, but Nintendo isn’t done supporting the squid-based shooter just yet. Today, we got a new look at wave 2 of the game’s expansion pack, titled Side Order. You can watch the trailer below.

The trailer takes place at the foot of the Spire of Order, a new location largely devoid of color. We see the return of Agent 8, the protagonist from Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion interact with a new character named Acht (which is notably German for the word “eight”), who claims to go “way back” with Marina, one of the hosts of Splatoon 2. Meanwhile, Pearl, her co-host, seems to be embodying a robot that accompanies Agent 8 throughout the world.

Acht gives Agent 8 color chips that modify their abilities, like increasing certain damage types or boosting run speed. After the trailer, Takahashi mentioned that the DLC was designed to be played “over and over again,” possibly implying the game will have roguelike elements. You can check it out yourself when Side Order hits the eShop in spring 2024. For more on Splatoon 3, you can read about the original DLC announcement here, or check out our review of the game.


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