The December issue of Shogakukan‘s Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Monday that Sankichi Hinodeya‘s Splatoon manga has temporarily ended but will resume soon. The magazine teased that the manga will soon feature content related to Splatoon 3, the new game in Nintendo‘s Splatoon shooter series.
Hinodeya initially published a Splatoon one-shot manga in Shogakukan‘s Coro Coro Comics magazine in May 2015. Hinodeya’s manga series then began in Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special in February 2016, and also launched in Coro Coro Comics in May 2017. The manga has inspired a voiced motion comic and a full-color version. Shogakukan published the 15th compiled volume on August 27, and it will publish the 16th volume on January 27. Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America.
Splatoon 3 will ship for the Nintendo Switch in 2022.
Splatoon 2 shipped for the Switch in July 2017. The game has sold 2,016,182 copies in Japan as of February 2018 to become the first Switch game to surpass 2 million copies sold in Japan.
Nintendo released the first Splatoon game for the Wii U in May 2015. The game centers on “Inklings,” who are beings who can transform between human and squid form. The game pits players in a fight for territory as two teams fight to cover their battlefield with their respective paint colors.
Viz Media is also releasing Hideki Gotō’s Splatoon Squid Kids Comedy Show manga. Gotō launched the manga in the April 2017 issue of Shogakukan‘s Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special magazine.
Source: Monthly Coro Coro Comics December issue