Splatoon 2 launches on the Nintendo Switch this Friday, July 21. Alongside the game, Nintendo will put out a free mobile app, Nintendo Switch Online, which will contain access to SplatNet 2. Here you will be able to see your stats and stage schedules as well as chat with your teammates in certain online modes.
With the mobile app you can monitor your progress and view your stats for past online matches. You can even keep track of your single-player records, check your ranking, and more. Even better, if you’re the bragging type, you can show off your stats and gear on social media.
If you’re into exclusive gear, you’ll want to check out the SplatNet 2 shop. You can order items that aren’t in the main game.
You won’t have to guess which stages are being played throughout the day. Now you can find out which online multiplayer stages will be rotated in over the next 24 hours.
With the app you’ll also be able to get your squad together to play co-op. You can send play invitations to friends who have the game in multiple ways – even through social media. Once the invite is sent, each player will receive an instant alert on their smart device.
Voice chat is now a thing in Splatoon 2. You will use the app to chat with friends who also have the app during Private Battles, League Battles, Splatfest Battles, and Salmon Run. While you’re in the lobby before or after a match the chat is open to everyone. Once the battle begins, the app will automatically switch to team voice chat.
Those are the details as of now. Of course we’ll be able to test everything out this Friday for ourselves to see how everything works out.
[Source: Splatoon 2 Official Site]