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Nintendo Switch gamers can grab a free download in limited-time event

Richard Lee Breslin

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Nintendo Switch gamers can grab a free download in limited-time event

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Sometimes our competitive nature can get in the way of having good old, simple fun when it comes to our multiplayer games, and perhaps no online game emphasises fun quite like Splatoon 3.


Released in September 2022 for Nintendo Switch, while not mixing up the formula too much in comparison to its predecessors, Splatoon 3 was still met with critical acclaim from reviewers and fans alike garnering a score of 83 on the aggregate website, Metacritic. Splatoon 3 also went on to be a commercial success for Nintendo’s hybrid console.

Check out the Splatoon 3 'Side Order' DLC trailer below!



In our review of Splatoon 3, our writer said: “I’m in love with Splatoon 3, and writing this, I’m already itching to get back into the action. The fast-paced gameplay is as fluid and compelling as ever, and the various loveable residents of Splatsville are going to become fan favourites, fast.”

It doesn't matter which of our favourite video games it is, it’s always nice to be gifted with a plethora of freebies and the upcoming Spring Fest for Splatoon 3 will bring just that. “The winter chill is starting to warm, plants are blooming and Fresh Season 2024 is sprouting a special Spring Fest this April! Stay tuned for more details!” tweeted the official Splatoon Twitter account.



In preparation for Spring Fest and the 'Side Order' DLC which will arrive on 22 February 2024, Splatoon 3 players can bag free DLC in the limited-time event to jazz up your Inkling with brand-new cosmetic items. The Splatoon Twitter account hints that players must keep a close eye on the SRL News Channel via their Nintendo Switch to claim the DLC, as well as to keep up to date on event times.

The free DLC that you will be able to claim in Splatoon 3 includes:



  • Green Pinhole Shades
  • Pink Pinhole Shades
  • Teal Pinhole Shades
  • Yellow Pinhole Shades


  • Big Squidkid III
  • Chained DC Toejamz
  • Fried Squidkid III
  • Jeweled DC Toejamz
  • Shivery Squidkid III
  • Swirled DC Toejamz
  • Trifecta Duck Boots
  • Trifecta Hi-Tops
  • Trifecta Sandals

No exact release date has been announced for Spring Fest at the time of writing, other than it will arrive sometime in April with the real-life Spring season ending in June. Splatoon 3 is out now on Nintendo Switch. The 'Side Order' DLC is also included for free in Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack as well as for individual purchase.

Topics: Nintendo, Nintendo Switch

Richard Lee Breslin
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