Nintendo opens Sizzle Season 2023 in Splatoon 3

Sizzle Season 2023 arrives in Splatoon 3 on June 1. Get fired up with new weapons, stages, challenges, and more!

Get fired up, because this season of the Splatoon 3 game for the Nintendo Switch family of systems is turning up the heat!

Starting today, all Splatoon 3 players with an active Nintendo Switch Online membership will have access to Sizzle Season 2023. Blaze an inky path across newly added stages, alongside a slew of hot content, including new weapons and a new Challenge mode. And a fresh season means a buffet of gear and items to grab from shops and the seasonal catalog!

The Challenge mode features limited-time events with special rules – or limitations! – to add some extra spice to Turf War and Anarchy Battles. Here you might see all kinds of chaos unfold, including stages covered in fog, jumping boosts for everyone or even multiple Trizookas for maximum absurdity! Your performance in Challenges won’t affect your Rank Points in the standard Anarchy Battle mode either, so don’t be afraid to paint it all on the line. Win five battles within a Challenge and you’ll earn yourself an in-game Shell-Out Token as a little bonus, too.

Celebrating the start of Sizzle Season 2023 is the New Season Challenge. There will be three play windows kicking things off, so splash around and show everyone what you’re made of:

  • June 2, 9-11 p.m. PT
  • June 3, 5-7 a.m. PT
  • June 3, 1-3 p.m. PT

Sizzle Season 2023 also offers even more content to dive into, including the new battle stage Barnacle & Dime, the returning Splatoon 2 favorite Humpback Pump Track and the Jammin’ Salmon Junction stage in Salmon Run. There’s also the explosive S-BLAST ’92 and the heavy-handed Painbrush (that’s not a typo!) weapons to help you make a serious splash in matches. Plus, shops across Splatsville – and Inkopolis, in the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pack* – are stocking fresh fashion and items so you can avoid getting roasted by your peers!

You can try the Nintendo Switch Online service free for a week. One month costs $3.99, three months cost $7.99 and a year costs $19.99 — but the best value is a family plan that costs $34.99 a year and accommodates eight people with free Nintendo Accounts. If you want to play Switch game online (Splatoon 2Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, etc.), you’ll need to sign on with this service anyway.

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