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Can You Pre-Load Splatoon 3?

Splatoon 3 is set for release later this week.
Splatoon 3 is set for release later this week. / Courtesy of Nintendo

Splatoon 3 is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch later this week, bringing new special weapons, stages and the series' first stab at a single-player mode. Fans of the series are eager to get into the game as soon as possible. Excepting special early access periods, that means pre-loading the game on their Nintendo Switches before it launches. Here's how to pre-load Splatoon 3.

Can You Pre-Load Splatoon 3?

Players who pre-order Splatoon 3 can also pre-load the game. This allows them to get into the game as soon as it releases without having to download or install it when it launches.

To pre-load Splatoon 3, players who have pre-ordered the game simply need to navigate to the game's page in the Nintendo digital storefront.

  1. Open the Nintendo eShop on your Switch home page
  2. Navigate to the Splatoon 3 store page using the search bar
  3. If you haven't, pre-order the game
  4. Begin the download

Splatoon 3 takes up 5.2GB of storage. It will be released Friday, Sept. 9.