Not only will Nintendo Live be making a return for 2022 after the long hiatus from 2019, but fans have a release date, an announcement site, and an exciting Splatoon 3 tournament announcement.
The newest Nintendo Live event will indeed be taking place in 2022 on a weekend in October, so fans can set their calendars to the listed date because if 2019 and years prior are any indication, Nintendo fans will not want to miss it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sidelining the event for two straight years, there will be precautions such as a random lottery being conducted for entry, and Nintendo will ask fans to mask up. The following excerpt is taken from the Nintendo Live website translated:
Only those who have won the lottery by prior application can enter to take measures against the new coronavirus infection .
Please measure the temperature, disinfect your fingers, and wear a mask when you enter. In addition , Request for visitPlease be sure to check before applying.– Nintendo Live 2022
In addition, depending on the situation of the spread of infectious diseases in the future, the event may be canceled, the admission method may be changed based on the guidance of the government, or the contents of the event may be partially changed. In that case, please note that we will inform you again.
This exciting event will take place on October 8 and October 9 in Japan, at the Tokyo Big Site in Odaiba, and will play host to numerous activities. In past renditions of the exciting event, there have been concerts and tournaments, and this time we can expect a tournament for Splatoon 3, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for both of the attended days. It’s worth mentioning that this event only happens a month after the scheduled September 9 release of Splatoon 3, so this will be the first competitive sample fans will see from the anticipated title.
A concert revolving around Splatoon 3 will also be held during the event, showcasing the intense Inkling jams for the title.
Splatoon 3‘s Home Screen Icon Revealed
Splatoon 3‘s home screen icon was also revealed today by user Robin64 on Twitter, showing the tile look that fans can expect when firing up their paint guns for the first time. There are notably three inklings on the square, making the icon and the title directly correlated like previous entries in the franchise. Nintendo does seem to be taking an all-in approach with Splatoon 3, considering the recently announced limited edition Switch OLED announced with ink splotches.
Nintendo Live 2022 will take place on October 8 to October 9, and fans can visit the official website for more information.