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Splatoon 3 Amiibo to Launch Nov. 11, Unlock New Gear Sets

Three new Splatoon Amiibo figures are surfacing in stores next month.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
Kevin has been covering video games and tech since 2010, with a particular focus on Nintendo and Pokemon. Squirtle is the best starter and nothing will convince him otherwise.
Kevin Knezevic
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New Amiibo Gear in Splatoon 3

One of the new gear sets unlocked by the upcoming Splatoon 3 Amiibo figures.


Nintendo is launching a new line of Amiibo for Splatoon 3 this week. Three new figures will hit stores on Friday, Nov. 11: Inkling (yellow), Octoling (blue) and Smallfry.

Each figure will retail separately for $16. Like older Splatoon Amiibo, they can be scanned via the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con to unlock exclusive sets of gear within the game. You can take a look at screenshots of the new gear sets below.

In addition to unlocking gear, scanning a compatible Amiibo in Splatoon 3 lets you take in-game photos with that character. You can also save your favorite gear loadouts to the figure to easily access them later.

Splatoon 3's next Splatfest is also scheduled to kick off on Nov. 11. These events ask players to join one of three opposing teams and rack up points for their side by participating in Turf War matches. To celebrate the launch of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the next Splatfest asks players what Pokemon type they prefer to choose when setting off on an adventure: grass, fire or water.

Splatoon 3 has been a big sales success since its launch on Sept. 9, particularly in Japan. The game reportedly sold more than 3 million copies in the country in its first three days of availability. Splatoon 3's in-game idols, Deep Cut, recently held their first "live" concert on Oct. 9.

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