If you’re excited to play Splatoon 3, then you’re probably looking to find the exact release time. Splatoon 3 is the third entry in Nintendo’s paint-filled third-person shooter series, and fans have been waiting a long while for it to drop. Originally announced in February 2021, Splatoon 3 is set to release on September 9th 2022. But when is the exact release time for Splatoon 3? Keep reading to find out.
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Splatoon 3 Release Time: Can You Play It Early?
As is the case for most Nintendo games, the Splatoon 3 release time is set to unlock at midnight in your respective time zone. That means that if you leave in New Zealand, you’re able to play the game much earlier than if you live in the US.
If you’re thinking about changing the time zone on your Nintendo Switch to gain access early, then we have bad news for you. Changing the time zone of your Nintendo Switch will not unlock Splatoon 3 early. Games on the Nintendo Switch only unlock at the region time zone of the store you bought it from. That means if you want to unlock Splatoon 3 a few hours early, you will need to purchase it from an eastern region Nintendo store.
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Splatoon 3 Exact Release Time
So, when exactly will Splatoon 3 unlock? See below for a list of the exact Splatoon 3 release time in your region:
- New Zealand – 00:00 UTC+13
- Australian East Coast – 00:00 UTC+10
- Japan – 00:00 UTC+9
- Australian West Coast – 00:00 UTC+8
- Philippines – 00:00 UTC+8
- South Africa – 00:00 UTC+2
- United Kingdom – 00:00 UTC+0
- Brazil – 00:00 UTC-3
- US East Coast – 00:00 UTC-5
- US West Coast – 00:00 UTC-8
Now you know the exact release time of Splatoon 3, no matter which region you’re based in.
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