Dataminers discover that Splatoon 3 will have one worldwide version
Well how about splat?!
Here’s a little tidbit about Splatoon and Splatoon 2 that you might not know. Both of those games saw multiple versions released for different regions. This was done to facilitate regional data deliveries pertaining to Splatfests, matchmaking and more. Dataminers have discovered that this will not be the case with Splatoon 3.
According to prolific dataminer OatmealDome, Splatoon 3 will have one worldwide version. No matter where you get the game from or where you live, you’ll be getting the same version of the game as anyone else. This should mean that you can buy DLC from any region and it’ll work with your copy of Splatoon 3, and it also means your version can display any languages the game is released in. How this will impact regional Splatfests remains to be seen.
Finally, if Nintendo continues to offers codes for gear distribution in Splatoon 3, much like they did with the previous titles, codes from any region will unlock the related content in your game.
Hopefully that means back to worldwide matchmaking (or at least make it an option). I think a lot of people got tired of getting whooped by Japanese players in the first Splatoon, so in Splatoon 2 they made it so you can only play against people in whatever region your account is set to, unless you join someone on your friend list that is from another region.