Google is surprising fans of Nintendo’s recently released Splatoon 3 with a neat Easter egg hidden on the site.
Google has charmed fans of Nintendo’s latest inking shooter, Splatoon 3, with a little Easter egg. Although Splatoon 3 released a month ago, it seems the company has chosen to celebrate the colorful game now and attentive fans have taken notice.
From time to time, Google has special little Easter eggs hidden on its website. Sometimes they’re as simple as a unique version of the Google logo, while others may require hunting to activate the Easter egg. In this particular case, it’s an easy easter egg to trigger, but many would probably never know it was there if they weren’t told first.
On Google’s main search page, fans have noticed that if a user searches Splatoon, Splatoon 2the Splatoon 3, the website will load the Easter egg. Once the search page appears, fans will only have to wait a moment and should notice a bunch of ink splatters appearing on the screen, near the game description. It would be a cute nod to the game’s inking mechanics on its own, but if someone taps the ink on the screen (desktop or mobile), they’ll discover that it can ink the entire screen in the colors of the Google logo, similar to trying to cover most of the turf Splatoon 3. Another button on the screen will allow users to wipe the ink and browse as normal, or start splattering all over again.
Splatoon 3 has sold extremely well so far, though it’s unclear if that has any connection to the search engine behemoth adding a reference to the game. Splatoon 3 announced the next scheduled Splatfest, which will focus on the three upcoming Pokemon starters Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. However, a Splatoon The live show will also take place over the weekend, so that could also have affected the timing of this Easter egg. On the other hand, maybe it’s just a belated nod to the latest release in the series.
It’s a pretty exciting time to be a Nintendo fan in general, with the new Super Mario Bros. recently released movie trailer and Pokemon Scarlet and VioletIts release date is just around the corner. While the Inklings and Octolings prepare to determine the best Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starter via turf war, anyone can enjoy the google easter egg. However, there’s no way to tell how long it will last, so fans who want to check it out will have to do so soon.
Splatoon 3 is now available for Nintendo Switch.
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