@Why_Do_I_Exist Maybe … but honestly, I think of all the announcements Nintendo could make, it’s one of the most brilliant they could make in a very subtle way.
It’s not just a “hey, that thing is coming”.
In many ways, the Splatoon 3 might as well be “Hey, you have NO idea how much life this console still has.
Splatoon 2 was released in 2017. It received content and event updates for YEARS. As after the content updates “officially” ended, there was still a splat party well into the end of 2019 with the official “final” splat party in July 2019.
So, almost as if “just kidding, we still have MORE splat parties” they started throwing at us “returning”
So the announcement of Splatoon 3 is a way to go “not only will we still be around next year, we’ll be around next year and BEYOND”.
I think this is probably the bit that is probably the most overlooked thing about Splatoon: “You have no idea how much life this little console still has”.