Splatoon 3 Zelda Splatfest

Splatoon 3 is hosting a Legend of Zelda-themed Splatfest next month

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We’re roughly one month out from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and another Nintendo property is joining the festivities. Splatoon 3 will host a Zelda-themed Splatfest on the weekend before Tears of the Kingdom‘s launch.

Running from May 5 to May 7, this special Splatfest will split players up amongst the three sections of the Triforce: Wisdom, Power, and Courage. Pick your favorite aspect of the Triforce, or maybe just your favorite holder to back, and join in the inky battles.

The Splatfest will also host fights on a special version of Scorch Gorge, with a Triforce-style layout. This map seems pretty well-suited to Tricolor Turf Wars in particular, which seems like it could make that mode fairly appealing for the weekend.

Get your Splatoon x Zelda virtual look too

It’s not just about the battles, though. As any Splatoon player will tell you, it’s as much about the fashion. And this special three-way Splatfest will also have residents of the Splatlands dressing up in themed shirts for the showdown, too.

Themed shirts are also hitting the Nintendo store, for real-life wear. So if you’re a fan of both Splatoon and Zelda, and wanted to express that in everyday life, you’ve got an easy medium for it now. There’s also a sale available for a bundle with Splatoon 3 and a three-month Nintendo Switch membership, running from April 17 through May 7.

Nintendo hosted a launch-window Splatfest for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as well, and it’s nice to see them keeping the trend up. It’s a fun way to celebrate a new game launch, and all the added theming and cosmetics are a neat touch. So yes, I think I’ll be booting Splatoon back up for a few matches, just to lock in my Power vote and shirt.


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