'Splatoon 2' Splatfest Demo Announced For July 15

The Nintendo Switch Online app will release on 21st July, alongside Splatoon 2.

The new Splatoon-focused Nintendo Direct has revealed more on Splatoon 2's voice chat options and DLC plans.

Nintendo Switch Online launches for free on July 21, 2017.

In the updated Nintendo Switch Online page, Nintendo stated that the mobile app was "designed to enhance your online experience for compatible games on the Nintendo Switch console".

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

The free version of the Nintendo Switch Online app will come with some limited features for gamers, including online matchmaking and online chat.

"Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will have ongoing access to a library of classic games with added online play", the Japanese games giant told Kotaku.

If you missed the Splatoon 2 Direct yesterday no worries! It looks like friends can be invited from your social media contacts, your Nintendo Switch Friends List, or from a list of people you've battled against previously.

While Nintendo's multiplayer features are now free to access on the Switch, the full version will cost pla $20 (£16) per year when it launches, The Independent says. Stay tuned for more information on the game in the coming weeks. 3 and Dr. Mario from the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

The app will also allow users to invite players to join Private Battles and communicate with those players using voice chat.

Pearl and Marina will host Splatoon 2's Splatfests, including the first one in the upcoming demo. Nintendo has been rather reticent in allowing online services due to security concerns regarding youthful players. The demo will be a separate file from the global testfire held in march and can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop today.

It's even possible to browse and purchase gear from a SplatNet shop, using coins that you've earned in-game.


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