Splatoon 3 is another third-person shooter. The player picks "Inkling" or "Octoling" Both shoot ink. Most weapons resemble household objects in abilities and appearance. Rollers are huge paint rollers that can cover large areas with ink but are limited to close-range warfare. The Charger is a sniper-like weapon with a long-range but low ground-drawing power.
Splatoon 3 adds primary and special weapons. Inklings and Octolings can turn into squid or octopus. This "swimming form" can climb ink-covered walls or swim through ink quicker than a humanoid can walk. Swimming in ink replenishes weapon ink faster than in human form. Splatoon 3 includes all previous base weapons.