- Splatoon 3 introduces adorable Golden Egg bath bombs that transform into collectible Smallfry toys, which will be a hit with fans of Salmon Run.
- The game has a stronger focus on Salmonids, with expanded involvement and a storyline featuring the player’s Smallfry. The bath bomb gives a glimpse of what Golden Eggs hatching could look like in the game.
- It’s uncertain if the upcoming DLC or future installments will include the Smallfry, but fans speculate that Salmonids could have an even bigger role in Splatoon 4, or the developers may explore new directions to keep the series fresh.
Splatoon 3 has unveiled adorable new merchandise: Golden Egg bath bombs that transform into collectible Smallfry toys. The item is likely to be a hit with any players who enjoy Salmon Run or have a strong fondness for Agent 3’s Smallfry.
Splatoon 3 has had much more of an emphasis on Salmonids and their impact on the game’s world than Splatoon 2. In addition to switching from limited Salmon Run shifts to allowing access to the mode 24/7, the game has also seen expansion of the creatures’ involvement, with Salmonids invading the city in Big Run and the player’s Smallfry having particular significance in the game’s story mode. While there aren’t any Golden Eggs that hatch to reveal Smallfry in the game, this product gives an idea of what that could look like.
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Now, Splatoon 3 has announced that bath bombs that look like Golden Egg Power Eggs that dissolve away to reveal a Smallfry figure are going on sale. The products are set to go on sale on Feburary 26, 2024, for 495 yen each, or roughly $3.32 USD based on currency conversions as of this writing. Each bath bomb includes an additional colored ink stand to hold the Smallfry figure that ‘hatches’ out of the bath bomb for display purposes. The Smallfry themselves differ, too, with each figure having a unique hairstyle or facial expression. As a bath bomb, it should also provide a relaxing experience, as it offers a pleasant chamomile scent.
The Future of Splatoon and Salmonid
While Splatoon 3‘s Smallfry doesn’t have much involvement in the day-to-day activities of the game, primarily making appearances around the town or in the game’s story mode, many fans were instantly charmed by the fishy pet. It’s unlikely that the game’s upcoming Side Order DLC will feature the small Salmonid, as the gameplay shown so far focuses entirely on Pearl and Agent 8 from Splatoon 2. A recent teaser seemed to confirm this, showing Splatoon 3‘s protagonist and Smallfry falling asleep on a train before the game shifts to Agent 8.
For now, it remains to be seen if the focus on Salmonids will continue in the future of the Splatoon series. Splatoon 3 was initially promised two years of update support, and with the Nintendo Switch 2 rumors continuing to brew, many fans are considering what’s next for the ink shooter franchise. Salmonid could play an even bigger role in a potential Splatoon 4, or the developers could shift their focus away from the species entirely in an effort to keep the series “fresh.”
The third installment of Nintendo’s popular paint-style ink-slinging third-person shooter. Splatoon 3 gives players a whole new world to explore with an interesting singleplayer mode and all the multiplayer madness that players have come to know and love from the series.
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