Nintendo has announced something in today’s Nintendo Direct that isn’t surprising to many fans. The company announced an Expansion Pack for Splatooon 3. It is quite a blast to the past, with Inkopolis and the Squid Sisters coming in the first wave. Wave #1, in fact, is called Inkopolis.
Nintendo confirmed that the first wave would be coming this spring, and teased a future release of Wave 2, which is called Side Order. You can see the announcement tweet about the matter down below.
The first wave doesn’t even feeling like dlc, mostly feels like nostalgia bait/aesthetic however I’m really looking forward towards the second dlc.
I’m not gonna lie; This feels incomplete, it just comes off like a reskin for the main area. If this was just a bonus for Wave 1 on top of actual gameplay content then fair enough but as it is, it feels so underwhelming.
My guess is Wave 2 is gonna be something far more substancial that makes up for the asking price.
I mean realistically if they just said getting Inkopolis was a preorder bonus for getting the Side Order DLC nobody would’ve batted an eye, but calling them waves instead I think has people too hung up on the first one being effectively a plaza skin swap. But who knows, it’s still a ways off from us getting it, so there could be more to wave 1 than meets the eye.