Nintendo revealed during a Direct last September Splatoon 3’s Side Order DLC would be coming to the game sometime in the spring of this year. Now, just a few months later, Nintendo has revealed exactly when: February 22, 2024. That’s when Wave 2 of the Splatoon 3 expansion pass, which features Side Order as the star of the show, goes live, and it’s when players can explore the Spire of Order, a brand new location.
Nintendo announced this news with a short teaser trailer today that shows Agent 8 sleeping on a train. The teaser then transitions to the Spire of Order where a mysterious voice is calling out to Agent 8.
Check it out for yourself below in the Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC release date trailer:
For the uninitiated, Agent 8 is the protagonist from Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion. In Side Order, Agent 8 will meet a new character named Acht, who claims to go “way back” with Marina, one of the hosts of Splatoon 2. Marina’s co-host, Pearl, seems to make an appearance of sorts in Side Order as a robot that accompanies Agent 8 on their journey.
With the Spire of Order devoid of color, Acht gives Agent 8 color chips to modify their abilities, like boosting run speed and increasing damage. It’s likely Agent 8’s colored ink will be used to bring color back to the spire, too, but we’ll have to wait until February 22 to find out.
In the meantime, read Game Informer’s Splatoon 3 review, and then check out what else is in the Splatoon 3 expansion pass.
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