Rumor: Splatoon 4 is in Development under Codename “Spiral”

It looks like the Nintendo Switch is heading into its twilight years. As we edge closer to the next-gen console from Nintendo, which, according to leaks, is shooting for a March 2025 launch, it’s only natural to expect the Big N to be cooking up new installments for its marquee franchises. And in the past decade, Splatoon has emerged as a heavy hitter for Nintendo. So, it’s no shocker that whispers of a new installment are making the rounds.

Prominent leaker Midori recently revealed on Twitter that Nintendo is in the kitchen working on an unannounced title under the codename Spiral. Midori is a name to trust in the leak-o-sphere, and she’s dropping hints that this mystery project is “very likely” the much-anticipated Splatoon 4.

Let’s pause and consider this: Splatoon 3 has been splashing around for a couple of years. Given Nintendo’s nurturing pattern of franchising, it’s not a wild leap to think they’re already setting the stage for Splatoon 4. But hold your horses. Even if this is true, we’re still left wondering just how deep into development this game might be and what timeline Nintendo has for making it official.

We’ve seen Nintendo play their cards close to the chest, only laying them down when the time is ripe. So, what does this mean for the supposed Splatoon 4? Well, if it’s indeed in the works, it could be aimed at launching alongside or shortly after the new console to make a splash with the next-gen audience. Imagine kicking off a new console era with a fresh, vibrant Splatoon game. It’s the kind of move that could generate serious hype.

As a leak, I’d take this with a grain of salt, because usually when these come around, we get disappointed in the end-run.

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