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Where to pre-order Splatoon 3 - and get the best free gifts

Splatoon 3 pre-order bonuses
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Splatoon 3 pre-orders are rounding the corner to their final week before the next instalment officially launches on September 9. That means your chance to secure a free pin badge, key chain, or gym bag is slimming with every day. Thankfully, we're still seeing plenty of retailers offering these additional goodies, so it's well worth exploring all your options before you dive into the Splatlands.

We've scoured all your favorite retailers' Splatoon 3 pre-order bonuses for the best freebies and delivery schedules available. To get straight to it, though, Inklings and Octolings in the US should be checking out Best Buy's (opens in new tab) free key chain offer. It's the best freebie on the web right now, and will ship out by release day. 

UK splatters have a tougher time ahead of them, there are far more options for pre-order bonuses across the pond with different retailers offering various pins, bags, keyrings, and delivery times as well. While some stores are cutting the £49.99 RRP in the competition, we've found that shipping costs often make up the difference, so we'd recommend heading to either Amazon (opens in new tab) or Nintendo (opens in new tab). The former is offering a £5 discount with a free pin badge (but may arrive a little later depending on delivery to your location), whereas the latter is offering both a badge and gym bag with launch day shipping. 

Splatoon 3 will launch on September 9, so there's still plenty of time to get your name down. You'll find more Splatoon 3 pre-order options just below. Stay in touch, we'll be keeping this page stocked with all the latest retailer listings and offers. If you're after something to tide you over until the big day, though, take a look at all the latest cheap Nintendo Switch games currently on sale. 

Splatoon 3 pre-orders in the US

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Splatoon 3 | Keychain | $59.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy's Splatoon 3 pre-orders are packing a free keychain worth $9.99. Not only that, but release day shipping is available, and you can even pick it up in-store at launch if you're really getting itchy feet.

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Splatoon 3 | $59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're after tried and tested shipping, Amazon's pre-orders have also gone live. You can also select Release Day delivery to make sure you get your copy right on September 9.

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Splatoon 3 (Digital) | 2 x My Nintendo Gold Points | $59.99 at Nintendo (opens in new tab)
Nintendo is sweetening its own deal by throwing in 2 x My Nintendo Gold Points when you pre-order the digital edition of Splatoon 3 right now. This offer will last up until September 30, earning you cash off your next eShop purchase.

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Splatoon 3 | $59.99 at GameStop (opens in new tab)
Of course, GameStop is also offering Splatoon 3 pre-orders - perfect if you're already a PowerUp Rewards Member and want to rack up some points.

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Awaiting Stock - Splatoon 3 | Neon Inkling Squid Plush | $59.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart was previously offering a range of Inkling Squid Plushes with its Splatoon 3 pre-orders, but all listings are currently out of stock. We'll be checking back regularly for the latest, but for now it's worth checking out some of the other goodies up for grabs.

Splatoon 3 pre-orders in the UK

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Splatoon 3 | Squid Pin Badge | £49.99 £44.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £5 - Amazon is packing a free squid pin badge with its pre-orders, and shaving £5 off the RRP. That's a solid offer - perfect for Prime members after speedy shipping. We're currently seeing a one-day difference between launch and delivery, however.

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Splatoon 3 | Squid Pin Badge | Gym Bag | £49.99 at Nintendo (opens in new tab)
If you want that pin badge goodness and more, Nintendo's official pre-order bundle also includes a drawstring gym bag. The hectic array of characters and splats is included in the price of the game here, and Nintendo also guarantees release day delivery on physical items ordered up to three days before launch.

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Splatoon 3 | Octopus Keyring | £49.99 £39.85 at ShopTo (opens in new tab)
Save £10 - ShopTo has the best Splatoon 3 pre-order deal in the UK right now, with a free Octopus Keyring and £10 off the RRP. That's 20% off the game before it's even released. There is a caveat here, though - delivery options don't extend to shipping in time for launch day - the closest option you'll find is a £5.99, 24-hour tracked delivery with DPD. This is one for those after the merch, but who aren't fussed about playing straight away.

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Splatoon 3 | Iron on Patch | £49.99 £41.85 at Base.com (opens in new tab)
Save £8 - Base.com is including a free iron-on patch with its pre-orders, but this is a roll of the dice. Not only do we not have any images of the free patch, but shipping times (while free) aren't disclosed during checkout.

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Splatoon 3 | Squid and Octopus Keyrings | £49.99 £42.95 at The Game Collection (opens in new tab)
Save £7 - The Game Collection is offering both a £7 discount on your Splatoon 3 pre-order and the Squid and Octopus keyrings on top. That's much better than Game's (opens in new tab) £49.99 offer for the same bundle, especially considering you're getting free shipping here (compared to Game's £4.99 rate).

What is the Splatoon 3 release date?

Splatoon 3 will launch on September 9 in all supported regions, at a price of $59.99 / £49.99. 

Is there a Splatoon 3 demo?

A Splatoon 3 demo is available on the Nintendo eShop right now, so you can find your trigger finger before the main game launches. Unfortunately, your save file won't carry over into the full game. 

What's new in Splatoon 3?

Splatoon 3 builds on the original successful splatting formula with brand new game modes and features and refinements of those offered by previous games. We've seen new Turf War battle stages, moves, and weapons so far, as well as a new campaign mode titled "Return of the Mammalians". Players will take on the role of Agent 3 in this new adventure. 

If you're after more, we're rounding up all the latest Nintendo Switch deals and Nintendo Switch Lite bundles available right now. Or, take a look at the best Nintendo Switch accessories to kit up before September.

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.