Nintendo Switch Online App to Launch on 21st July Alongside SplatNet 2

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Nintendo also went into further detail about Splatoon's accompanying smartphone application, the Nintendo Switch Online app.

SplatNet 2 provides information like stage schedules, statistics, results from your last 50 battles, a look at the gear wielded by players in those battles, win-rates for specific modes and stages, and more.

Splatoon 2 will also be getting its own companion service that's included as part of Nintendo Switch Online.

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Today's Splatoon 2 Direct showed a lobby system that will be familiar to players of Arms, with avatars visualised on screen as they dance around a virtual room. The Nintendo Switch Online app allows users to invite other players via social networks and messaging services to join Private Battles, League Battles, Splatfest Battles, and Salmon Run events, and communicate with those players using voice chat.

Much like the original Splatoon on Wii U, Splatfests ask players from all around the world to pick sides over certain topics, such as their favourite dessert or pet - and Nintendo's not wasting any time with the first Splatfest for Splatoon 2, either, as it announced it will be taking place on July 15th.

What do you think of the Nintendo Switch Online app and SplatNet 2?

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