Who is Agent 3 in Splatoon 3? Explained

The story of Splatoon runs deep and there are a few key characters to keep an eye on in Splatoon 3’s single player campaign. One such character is Agent 3, but that might be a bit confusing for players familiar with the first two Splatoon games. Long story short, there are two characters called Agent 3: your player character and an NPC. But what is the difference between these two Agents 3 in Splatoon 3?

The “Old” Agent 3 – Captain of the New Squidbeak Splatoon

The previous Agent 3 character pictured at the top is your player character from the very first Splatoon game on Wii U. In Splatoon’s hero mode, this Inkling was recruited by Cap’n Cuttlefish, then-Captain of the Squidbeak Splatoon. Agent 3 proceeded to rescue the Great Zapfish from the Octarians. The character is absent from Splatoon 2’s hero mode, but returns as a boss in the Octo expansion after being temporarily “disinfected” or brainwashed.

Agent 3 is now the captain of the New Squidbeak Splatoon five years later in Splatoon 3, as an NPC along with squid sisters Callie (Agent 1) and Marie (Agent 2). If you’ve imported your Splatoon 2 data, this Agent 3 will have the same customized look you gave it in the Octo expansion.

The “new” Agent 3 – the character from Splatoon 3

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Image via Nintendo

You will customize your own new Agent 3 at the very beginning of Splatoon 3; They can be either an Inkling or an Octoling, unlike the old Agent 3 who can only be an Inkling. This character is a scavenger in the Splatlands (think Rey in war of stars) while also visiting Splatsville to participate in Turf Wars.

Your character inherits the title Agent 3 upon meeting the New Squidbeak Splatoon, much like someone can inherit James Bond’s codename 007, for example. Instead of going with Agent 5 and seeing how Splatoon 2 had you as Agent 4, this third game apparently keeps the number 3 as its theme. You play as this character in Hero Mode, Multiplayer, and Salmon Run.

All agents in the Squidbeak Splatoon

  • Cap’n Cuttlefish – Former Captain
  • Callie – Agent 1
  • Marie – Agent 2
  • Agent 3 (Splatoon, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion NPC, Splatoon 3 NPC)
  • Agent 4 (Splatoon 2)
  • Agent 8 (Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion)
  • Agent 3 (Splatoon 3)

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Curtis Crabtree

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