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Nintendo Has Unveiled a New Splatoon 3 Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch Splatoon OLED

Nintendo’s new Splatoon 3 OLED Switch may not be the Switch Pro but it’s still wallet-drainingly tempting.

As revealed yesterday, via a tweet from the official Nintendo of America account, this August will see the release of a new OLED Nintendo Switch. Internally, it’s exactly the same as all the regular OLED Nintendo Switch; in other words, it has a bright OLED screen, a little bigger than the original Nintendo Switch.

But it’s been decked out in symbols and colours straight from Splatoon 3, the third entry in Nintendo’s paint-hurling, squid-morphing series. That title, which isn’t bundled with this Switch, is set to arrive this September 9th. So it’s fitting that the Splatoon 3 OLED Nintendo Switch arrives on the 26th of August, just a couple of weeks earlier.

On top of that, the 9th of September will also see the release of a Splatoon-themed Pro Controller and a Splatoon-themed Switch carrying case. You can pre-order the Splatoon 3 OLED Nintendo Switch from Nintendo’s own site and we’d expect it to make its way to other retailers shortly. It’s priced at £10 more than the standard OLED Switch, though non-Nintendo retailers may charge more or less.

As for the Switch Pro? There’s no evidence that a more powerful version of the Switch exists, dubbed the Switch Pro, but rumours persist. Nintendo have, previously, introduced a two-tier console, the 3DS and the slightly more powerful New 3DS, but doing the same to the Nintendo Switch would be a risky move.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.