A new job posting from Nintendo for a Splatoon 3 ‘level designer’ hints towards what Is going in in the sequel.
Nintendo shared a tweet that it is looking for a level designer to work specifically on Splatoon 3 to renovate “existing” stages. The listing was found on Nintendo’s Japanese website thanks to a Nintendo data miner called OatmealDome.
What this could mean is that Nintendo is going to be changing up older maps from the first two games to make sure they fit correctly into Splatoon 3.
OatmealDome seems to speculate that this is the case, tweeting out: “The interesting thing here is the “renovating ‘existing’ stages” part. Often, announcements call large redesigns/modifications of stages a “renovation” as an in-universe explanation. Also, we should wonder what exactly “existing” means. Returning stages from S1/S2?”
Nintendo is hiring for a level designer. They will be responsible for the following tasks:
– Adjusting stages, weapons, and gamemodes
– Renovating “existing” stages
– Placing stage objects per-gamemode
– Balancing weapon parameter data https://t.co/js8xQqRK4Z
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) February 18, 2021
It’s currently unclear if this will indeed be what we see happen as there is no further information to what this could mean. It could be that these older stages from the first two games would be re-done for Splatoon 3 and could be payable DLC.
Of course, because this job posting is in Japanese, it could simply be a miscommunication. It might be that Nintendo is looking for another level designer to work on the ‘existing’ stages it has already made for Splatoon 3, having nothing to do with the previous games.