What you need to know
- Nintendo revealed a new Nintendo Switch OLED model that's themed after the upcoming Splatoon 3.
- This Nintendo Switch OLED model features gradient decals like the colorful ink seen in Splatoon games.
- The Nintendo Switch OLED model Splatoon 3 Edition is slated to arrive on August 26, 2022.
Anyone that's been interested in grabbing a Nintendo Switch OLED model but hasn't made the purchase yet, you're in luck. On Wednesday, Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Switch OLED model Splatoon 3 edition. You can take a look at the announcement trailer below, showing off different angles and decals for the console:
The Nintendo Switch OLED features a brighter OLED screen that delivers richer colors, making it fitting for the first special edition OLED to be themed after a Splatoon game. Nintendo confirmed that the Nintendo Switch OLED model Splatoon 3 Edition does not include the game, and will be launching on Aug. 26, 2022.
Nintendo also revealed a Splatoon 3 themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller as well as a Splatoon 3 Switch carrying case, that will be launching on Sep. 9, 2022 alongside Splatoon 3. The Splatoon 3 Edition Switch OLED will launch with an MSRP of $359.99, the Splatoon 3 Pro controller will sell for $74.99, and the Splatoon 3 carrying case will sell for $24.99.
Correction: A previous version of this story listed estimated prices for the Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition and Splatoon 3 Pro Controller. The article has been updated to reflect the correct prices.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance gaming writer who started working for iMore and its sister sites Windows Central and Android Central in July 2019. He handles news, previews, reviews, and exclusive original reporting, and has also been featured on TechRadar.
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