Splatoon 3’s Expansion Pass opens up the Train Station, features a return to Splatoon 1’s Inkopolis

Two waves to ride out.

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Splatoon 3 is going old school by returning to a much-beloved area in the upcoming Expansion Pass. Inklings and Octolings alike will be able to visit Inkopolis upon the DLC’s release in the spring. The third game in the series will see not one but two “waves” of content with the expansion, and you’ll be able to get your hands on it in just a few months.

The first wave titled “Inkopolis” will, of course, be reintroducing the area of Inkopolis. The hub was first featured in the original Splatoon game back when it released in 2015. The return to Inkopolis will provide fans of the series the chance to rekindle old friendships with previous characters and visit some of their favorite places along the way. You’ll be able to check out Salmon Run and shop at the Booyah Base, where you can purchase whatever you need for your adventures. Plus, “Booyah Base” is just fun to say in general.

The second wave will introduce a brand new single-player campaign for Splatoon 3. Details are light at the moment, but it will be called Side Order and include a standalone story. The single-player story mode should follow the traditional campaign experience from previous entries in the series. It will prepare you for multiplayer madness and introduce you to important areas, weapons, and characters within the world of Splatoon 3.

There are also bonus goodies for Inklings who purchase the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass today. Pre-ordering the DLC will grant players access to bonus in-game currency and food and drink tickets they can use in Splatoon 3. The first wave of Splatoon 3’s Expansion Pack update will release in Q2 2023, while wave two will release sometime after.