Nintendo announced that a Splatoon 2 release date will come sometime in the summer to anchor that season’s Nintendo Switch sales, but no calendar date has been set. However, a European Amazon listing may have leaked the Splatoon 2 release.
According to this Splatoon 2 Italian Amazon listing, the release date for the upcoming sequel is Aug. 15.
There have been Amazon listings leaks that turned out to be true in the past. With the virtual releases of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow the price of each were leaked on Amazon. So there is a precedent for Amazon listings to be true.
However, there have been times where an Amazon listing turned out to be false like when Monster Hunter Generations was being released. The listing put the release at July 31 when the actual release date turned out to be July 15.
Another point against this Splatoon 2 Amazon listing is that Aug. 15 lands on a Tuesday which is not normally when Nintendo titles are released. They are usually saved for a Friday, which is when a Games UK listing puts the release date.
It’s difficult to say which date is more likely. Although Nintendo seems to release their titles on a Friday, Europe has received games on Tuesday. The latest example of this was when Pokémon Sun and Moon was released on Nov. 18 for North America and Japan (a Friday) but Europe had to wait until Nov. 23, which landed on a Wednesday.
Either way, all signs are pointing to that week as the release date for Splatoon 2 .
So when do you expect Splatoon 2 release date to be? Let us know your best guess in the comments section below.