Splatoon 3 Direct to be longer than Pokémon Presents

Nintendo has announced a Splatoon 3 Direct presentation taking place later this week and it’s going to be noticeably longer than the recent Pokémon Presents.

Pokémon’s presentation was a scant sub-20 minutes and covered a lot of topics outside of the upcoming mainline games , making it feel more rushed than it necessarily was. As hype builds for these new games many were simply hoping for more.

The Splatoon 3 Direct, on the other hand, will be “roughly 30 minutes of updates” according to the announcement. 10 minutes may not sound like a whole lot longer but it’s a massive difference compared to Pokémon as this will just be focusing on one game.

Splatoon 3 has today, however, been the focus of news for less than ideal reasons. It has been discovered that the rating for the game from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) includes mention of “in-game purchases” which were not present on the previous two games.

This has fans worried that the much-anticipated third entry in the series will be weighed down with microtransactions or other ways to convince players to break out the credit card while playing.

We highly doubt Nintendo will be using the stream to announce in-game purchases, so we’ll have to wait and see closer to the launch of the game on 9th September.

No direct link has been provided for the stream just yet but it will likely be hosted on the official Nintendo YouTube channel here.


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