Nintendo launches Nintendo Switch Online app ahead of Splatoon 2 release

20 Июля, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • New Nintendo Switch stock including Splatoon 2 has gone live

Speaking of compatibility, Nintendo adds that Splatoon 2 is the only game now compatible with the service. It gives players voice chat and friends list functionality, for instance, by connecting with their Switch accounts.

Splatoon 2 is set to launch on July 21. And from what we're hearing it's quite terrible, and Switch owners aren't happy.

Then again, requiring a separate smartphone for in-game voice chat was a unusual decision in the first place.

Nintendo has launched its Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS and Android devices. ◆ Using voice chat while gaming: You can enjoy voice chat in different ways depending on the type of game you're playing.

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In handheld mode with headphones this will require a bunch of cables and probably the kind of convoluted splitter we've seen from third party manufacturers already. Do take note that according to Polygon, it seems that Nintendo is working on stabilizing the app's servers which means that you might experience some connectivity issues for now, but presumably it will stabilize eventually. Microsoft and Sony, whose established services would at this point yield apples-to-oranges comparisons with Nintendo's, each offer online subscription plans for $59.99 a year. Nintendo's online service is free while it is in beta, but will cost $19.99 per year or $3.99 per month when it launches in 2018.

Our first taste of Nintendo's new online service is here.

The Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS and Android is completely free, including the online features of "Splatoon 2". Features: ◆ Do you play Splatoon 2? For Splatoon 2, the SplatNet 2 feature will have all of this functionality, as well as a special gear shop, a stats and records menu and stage schedules that are regularly updated. But if your friends don't really like installing new apps, you'll also be able to send a message on Whatsapp, Messenger, Line and more.

Nintendo's bet, and it's a pretty sure one, is that Switch owners are also smartphone owners. Let's use Splatoon 2 as an example.

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