Stay Off the Hook: Pearl and Marina set to return in Splatoon 3

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Off the Hook Dystopian World Tour

Welp, looks like The Industry’s Chris Moyse is about to get back on his weekly BS — Nintendo has officially announced that Splatoon 2 hosts Pearl and Marina, collectively known as rap-rock outfit Off the Hook, are getting set to make a return in upcoming Switch shooter sequel Splatoon 3.

The BFFs and “musicians,” who battled it out month after month in a wild array of Splatfest events, resurfaced this morning via brand new artwork released by Nintendo. A short blurb informs fans that the duo has established an all-new backing band, monikering the new act “Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook.” Pearl & Marina will be rocking vocals as always, with Marina demonstrating her newfound pianist skills, whilst rocking a smokin’ orange power suit and dagger heels combo.

You can check out a preview of the band’s new track in the video below. Tinkle those ivories, gurl.

Now, this reveal does not necessarily confirm that Off the Hook will be returning to host Splatoon 3‘s splatfests. In fact, the “currently on world tour” comment suggests that while we will be hearing a lot from our ladies, we probably won’t be seeing all that much of them. This is in keeping with previous Splatoon titles, which have introduced new hosts for each season, while still keeping the predecessors in and around the precipitates of the action.

Regardless, I’m just happy to see the dopey duo return. As long-time Destructoid readers will know, I was pretty much official PR for almost every single Splatoon 2 splatfest, as well as Off the Hook’s weird musical monstrosities. I don’t know what to tell you. They’re good kids and they’re keeping the scene alive. While Splatoon 3 is planning on delivering something of a darker and more industrial vibe than previous releases, we can rest assured that Marina and The Queen of World will be sticking around to inject their own colorful, musical comedy into the proceedings.

Splatoon 3 launches on Nintendo Switch September 9. Until then, Don’t get Cooked, Stay Off the Hook.

Chris Moyse
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