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Everything We Know About the Nintendo Switch OLED Model Splatoon 3 Edition

This brand-new Nintendo Switch OLED Model is sure to catch the eye of Splatoon fans!



Splatoon 3 Switch Edition Arrives August 26th

Nintendo has announced a brand-new Splatoon 3-themed edition of the Nintendo Switch OLED Model that launches sooner than you might think! This beautiful and colourful variant of the Nintendo Switch is adorned with adorable artwork from the popular first-party Nintendo franchise, and its release on August 26th coincides nicely with Splatoon 3’s release on September 9th.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Splatoon 3 Edition (front side)
Image: Nintendo

Each Joy-Con controller is detailed with an eye-catching twin-colour pattern, with the left being blue and purple and the right being yellow and green, and the front and back of both controllers feature a variety of patterns that fans of Splatoon 3 and the wider Splatoon franchise will recognize instantly. There are cute squids on the bottom of both controllers, as well as paint blots and artistic flourishes that give the design a lot of character.

Similarly, the back of the console is intricately designed, with squid-like designs on the back of the Joy-Cons and a collage of Splatoon characters and artwork decorating the back of the console itself. The dock is a pale grey colour with a large blot of yellow paint on one side and is similarly decorated with intricate patterns from the Splatoon games. Nintendo also announced a Splatoon 3-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Nintendo Switch carrying case, both of which will arrive on September 9th.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Splatoon 3 Edition (back side)
Image: Nintendo

While some were hoping for an official announcement of a Nintendo Switch Pro model with enhanced processing power, this reveal is nonetheless an awesome gift for the Splatoon commmunity, which given the franchise’s lifetime sales of over 18 million is now quite a large community indeed!

The full announcement video can be watched below to see more of the new model. For more Splatoon 3 news on Goomba Stomp, check out our piece on why Splatoon 3’s announcement rollout and coverage haven’t done a great job convincing fans both old and new to join the fun in September when the game finally releases.

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