Nintendo has revealed the Ink Vac, a new Special Weapon that you will be able to wield in Splatoon 3 on Nintendo Switch.
The weapon has a “massive nozzle” which will let you suck up ink from an opposing enemy’s attack before being presented with the chance to send it back in their direction.
“The Ink Vac is equipped with a massive nozzle capable of inhaling the ink from an enemy’s attack and sending it back via a powerful counterattack,” Nintendo explains. “The more attacks it inhales, the more powerful the Ink Vac becomes!”
Splatoon 3 will take the ink-based multiplayer action to the Splatlands. This sun-scorched desert is inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings, and has Splatsville, the city of chaos, acting as “the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland.”
Four-vs-four Turf War matches continue to reign supreme and you can expect battles to take place in new and familiar stages that are located in Splatsville’s surrounding wilds.
The game will also offer a single-player campaign where you “will join Agent 3 in a fight against the unruly Octarians and discover the secrets of Alterna and the Fuzzy Ooze,” and the chance to team up with others in the next iteration of the co-op Salmon Run mode.
Splatoon 3 will release exclusively at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 9th September 2022.