Ink-slinging enthusiasts and Salmon Run fanatics, rejoice! Splatoon 3 has just unveiled a delightful new addition to its merchandise lineup: Golden Egg bath bombs that magically transform into collectible Smallfry toys. It's a match made in ink-soaked heaven for players who have a soft spot for Agent 3's adorable Smallfry companions or harbor a deep love for Salmon Run.
Splatoon 3 has placed a stronger emphasis on the enigmatic Salmonids and their impact on the game's world compared to its predecessor, Splatoon 2. Not only has the game transitioned from limited Salmon Run shifts to a 24/7 access mode, but it has also expanded the creatures' involvement in new and exciting ways. From Salmonids invading the bustling city in the thrilling Big Run to the pivotal role of the player's Smallfry in the game's story mode, these aquatic creatures have truly made their mark. And now, the Golden Egg bath bombs give us a glimpse of what it would be like if those eggs hatched into Smallfry companions.
Prepare to be amazed as Splatoon 3 announces the upcoming release of bath bombs that bear a striking resemblance to Golden Egg Power Eggs. These delightful bath bombs dissolve away to reveal a Smallfry figure, making bath time an adventure in itself. Set to hit the shelves on February 26, 2024, these bath bombs will be available for 495 yen each (roughly $3.32 USD). And that's not all! Each bath bomb comes with a colorful ink stand to proudly display the Smallfry figure that hatches from within. Each Smallfry boasts a unique hairstyle or facial expression, adding to the excitement of collecting them all. Plus, the bath bombs offer a relaxing chamomile scent, ensuring a pleasant and rejuvenating bathing experience.
While Splatoon 3's Smallfry may not have much involvement in the day-to-day activities of the game, they have won the hearts of many fans with their lovable fishy charm. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that the upcoming Side Order DLC will feature these small Salmonids, as the gameplay footage released so far focuses solely on Pearl and Agent 8 from Splatoon 2. A recent teaser even shows Splatoon 3's protagonist and the Smallfry enjoying a nap on a train before the game shifts its focus to Agent 8.
As we eagerly await the future of the Splatoon series, we can't help but wonder if Salmonids will continue to play a prominent role. With the promise of two years of update support for Splatoon 3 and rumors swirling about the Nintendo Switch 2, fans are left pondering what lies ahead for this ink-soaked franchise. Will Salmonids take center stage in a potential Splatoon 4? Or will the developers endeavor to keep the series "fresh" by exploring new directions? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, Splatoon 3 offers players a vibrant and immersive world to explore, with an engaging single-player mode and the beloved multiplayer madness that has become a hallmark of the series. Grab your ink guns, gear up, and dive into a splat-tastic adventure like no other!