The developers have released an in-depth look at the new map coming to Splatoon 3 with the Fresh Season update. Players are eager to try out the new terrain but have some aesthetic issues.
Several new and repurposed stages from previous games were available at the launch of Splatoon 3, and more have been added with seasonal updates. The Manta Maria returns in Splatoon 3’s Fresh Season, which begins on March 1. However, Um’ami Ruins is a brand-new addition to the game.
The creators of Splatoon gave their followers a glimpse of Um’ami Ruins on the game’s official Twitter account. The map’s layout is meant to evoke an archaeological dig, replete with shovels, cranes, and a squid-like facade on either side of the entrance.
You may also check out the tweet in which the Splatoon developers teased Um’ami Ruins for their followers:
SRL back with an "all hands" of our own—we need all SRL teams to help today! First up, exclusive video of a new stage: Um'ami Ruins. It's an ancient site with mysterious artifacts and reliefs, some retaining original colors. Could it have been a prehistoric Turf War battle site? pic.twitter.com/Z7PLTQVi3v
— Splatoon North America (@SplatoonNA) February 21, 2023
According to what we learn from the description, this place may have been the scene of an “old” territorial fight. This map will join the roster of those that may be played in both the regular Turf War and the more chaotic Anarchy Battles game modes. As the normal cycle of maps starts to feel stale, a new addition is always appreciated to help keep things interesting.
The map has already been met with criticism and worries from enthusiasts. One of the greatest is that players that favor inkbrushes and other stealthy weapons appear to have an advantage because there doesn’t appear to be a credible manner of flanking the other side. Gamers have complained that most Splatoon 3 maps don’t offer enough flanking opportunities. This map will add to their dissatisfaction.
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Vertical space is scarce at Um’ami Ruins. Some Splatoon 3 maps have been mostly flat, with only a few little platforms here and there. Some gamers have expressed displeasure about this, suggesting that the map doesn’t meet expectations. While it is often stated that Moray Towers is one of the poorest maps in Splatoon 2, it is also one of the best examples of a map with verticality in the game.
The players’ opinions of Um’ami Ruins will vary. Um’ami Ruins, or perhaps even other maps, may have flank paths added in the future to address concerns and unfair advantages, as several maps in Splatoon 2 were changed throughout the game. To find out if the devs managed the issues players had with the maps, fans will have to wait until the summer season.
The third installment of the popular platoon series is now available for the Nintendo Switch.
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