We’ve gotten our first fresh look at Splatoon 3 since its surprise debut in February, and our minds are still reeling at the possibilities – also at the oddly upsetting imagery of little tentacle dudes covered in fur. The new September Direct Splatoon 3 trailer kicks off with a new look at multiplayer gameplay, including some of the new specials you’ll be able to bust out, as well as some of the strong new fashion choices you’ll be able to sample. We hear catcher’s masks are all the rage in Splatsville this season.
Then the new trailer takes a hard left turn into the Splatoon 3 story mode, which seems to present our intrepid Inkling or Octoling hero with the strange new “Mammalian” menace. They look like normal Octarians for the most part, but why are they covered in fur? Didn’t all the mammals go extinct?! The trailer’s left us with more questions than answers, but in the meantime, here’s everything we know about Splatoon 3 so far.