Show off your Summer Nights style in Splatoon 3 with free in-game gear

Show off your Summer Nights style in Splatoon 3 Hero Banner

It might be cold outside, but summer has hit the Splatlands, fellow researchers! Days are getting longer, the weather is getting toastier, and new gear is sizzling like a properly supervised BBQ. The Summer Nights* event is on the way to the Splatoon™ 3 game, so here are the deets. Please read to the end because you can also cop free in-game gear!

Summer Nights

Summer Nights is a special Splatfest that will take place Saturday, 13th July at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, 15th July at 9:59 a.m. AEST.

Show off your Summer Nights style in Splatoon 3 Splatfest

This time, the question is: Which would you reserve for a day? Will you place yourself in a luxurious palace? Use a theme park as your own personal playground? Or have an epic beach party on a private beach? All excellent options, dear researchers!

Free in-game gear

Let’s talk about some free gear**! First, look for the Summer Nights article on your device and click the link within to start your Splatoon 3 game. Then, access the terminal in the Lobby to claim your free in-game goodies.

Here’s quick preview of what you’ll get:

Show off your Summer Nights style in Splatoon 3 Gear

(Please make sure that you either have the game card inserted or the digital version of the game on your system.)

14-day Free trial for Nintendo Switch Online

To battle it out online in this special Splatfest, ya gotta have the game and be a Nintendo Switch Online member. Give membership a whirl with a free 14-day Nintendo Switch Online trial! While you’re at it, your trial membership will also let you play online in other supported games; give you access to a library of classic Nintendo Entertainment System™, Super Nintendo Entertainment System™, and Game Boy™ games; and other cool stuff! Redeem your free trial before it ends on 30/08/24.

One last thing…

If you’re looking for more single-player content, the Side Order DLC*** for Splatoon 3 is out now! From what we gather, it seems to be a new adventure designed to be played over and over. You can access it with the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass.

Have fun in the sun, everyone!

*Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership at the then-current price unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed for a Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack membership nor by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply.

**To receive the in-game item, please make sure that you have the latest version of the game. If necessary, you can update your game by highlighting the game icon from the Home Menu, pressing the + Button, and selecting Software Update. Internet connection required.

***Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.