Published on February 14th, 2024 | by Andrew Bistak

Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order DLC: New Trailer Reveals A Splash Of Gameplay Details

In a world devoid of colour, players will need to do whatever they can to ascend the Spire of Order and brighten up their world in the single-player DLC* Side Order. Side Order is the second wave of the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass for Splatoon 3 on the Nintendo Switch family of systems, arriving 22nd February.

Check out the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order DLC – Overview Trailer (Nintendo Switch) released today for more details.


In Side Order, you play as Agent 8, a resident of Inkopolis who wakes up in a new “world of order,” devoid of most colours. Alongside a drone who claims to be Off the Hook member Pearl, Agent 8 must battle to the top of the Spire of Order against hordes of surprising enemies and obstacles.

On each floor of the Spire there are three objectives that change each time you make an attempt, and they get more difficult the higher up you go. Objectives may include defeating enemies, securing specific areas for a set amount of time, and overcoming other skill-testing challenges. Use the Color Chips you receive to customise your Palette to your liking with enhancements such as increased firing speed, raised damage output, and more. Fail to reach the top and you’ll have to start over. However, the Color Chips you collect will be converted into a currency that can be exchanged for some permanent upgrades. Those upgrades might just give you a fighting chance of reaching the top next time around.

Designed to be replayed over and over as you update Agent 8 with powerful (and colourful) abilities, Side Order is a fun, challenging way to level up your Splatoon skills, for newcomers and veterans alike.

Those skills will have to be sharp because a new Splatoon 3 “Fresh Season” launches 1st March. This season brings with it new multiplayer stages, such as the “Marlin Airport” battle stage and the “Bonerattle Arena” Salmon Run stage, new weapons like Brella and Dualies variants, and additional new items like the Fizzbang that can used during Splatfests**. You can check out the new Splatoon 3 – Fresh Season 2024 (Nintendo Switch) trailer for more details.


A new trailer for the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order DLC has been released ahead of its launch on 22nd February, revealing more details about Agent 8’s ascent of the Spire of Order. The next “Fresh Season” will launch on 1st March, featuring new stages, new weapons, and new items.

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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