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Nintendo Switch online app launched in time for 'Splatoon 2'

Nintendo Switch online app launched in time for 'Splatoon 2'”

According to the official website, "With the app, you can send online play invitations to players on your Nintendo Switch system's friend list". Secondly, it serves as a voice chat client while playing Switch games (the console now doesn't have any on-board voice chat). Here are some screen shots of the set up process.

On Friday, July 21st, Nintendo will release Splatoon 2, one of its marquee titles for the Switch console, which will be the first game to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS. That may sound rather obvious, but at a time when most devices that play video games are trying to become the centerpiece of your home entertainment system, playing a device that is nearly entirely created to just play video games is a simple pleasure that is far more enjoyable than it should be.

Switch online app is now available for download online. This could be one of those things where you just have to launch the app live to see how the servers handle the load.

The app will let you voice chat with Switch friends and invite others to play via Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.

If you disconnect from online multiplayer matches in Splatoon 2 enough times, the game will give you a warning that you could be banned from playing online if you keep disconnecting.

The single-player Hero Mode returns but with a new twist that focuses on the disappearance of Inkopolis celebrity, Callie, who featured in the original Splatoon. If you want to, you can use the motion controls to guide your splatting in Splatoon 2, but the motion controls can be quite intense in handheld mode - especially when you're on the move. A few little flaws really hold the game back from being an absolute must buy for the Nintendo Switch.

When Nintendo's Switch launched earlier this year, it was released with some rudimentary functionality missing.

This feature can allow the users of the app to invite their other friends to participate in the matches that are held online.

As for the game itself: the inaugural Splatoon 2 Splatfest ended in victory for the forces of Ice Cream - coinciding (?) with National Ice Cream Day.

Speaking of "Splatoon 2", the game has been received well by critics. The company confirmed that they are still working on making the servers better and need time before they are more stable, reliable. Unlike the original Splatfests in the Wii U's Splatoon 1, no rewards were distributed for their victory - probably because the game isn't out yet.



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