With the debut of Splatoon 3 in September of last year, the globe received a colorful burst. In this game, squid and octopus characters compete to cover as much of the playing field and their opponents with vibrant ink as they can. Additionally, a collaboration with renowned ice cream shop Baskin Robbins (popularly known as "31" in Japan) occurred along with the game's release.
It was a match made in heaven, given the affinity for vivid hues shared by both businesses, and it's returning starting on July 20!
Since its release, Splatoon 3 has received a lot of upgrades, including new game modes. This most recent tie-in also takes these adjustments into account. For instance, the Ikasu Tricolor Fruit Punch flavor, which costs 390 yen (US$2.70), has replaced the Ikasu Soda and Grape flavor from last year, which included blue and yellow ice cream to symbolize the two teams competing in the game.
In addition to the red sour-peach sorbet, the soda-flavored yellow and blue sorbet—which in Japan is described as having an apple/citrus flavor—are back. This is a reference to the new Splatfest event known as the Tricolor Turf War, which sets three teams against one another.
Similar to the Triple Pop from Baskin-Robbins, which has three scoops of any flavor, the Tricolor Pop costs 650 yen ($4.50) and includes an extra scoop of Ikasu Tricolor Fruit Punch with a cone poking out of it. A Super Sea Snail biscuit is also placed on top of it.