During today's Nintendo Direct, Splatoon 2 showcased a mobile feature called SplatNet 2. It will be available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online phone app coming alongside the game on July 21.
SplatNet 2 is a mobile phone feature that connects players to the game while they're on the go. Here's what we know:
- Players will be able to review their previous matches and player statistics, and examine the gear load out of allies and opponents.
- A schedule will keep track of upcoming events such as map rotations for Ranked Battles and Splatfests.
- Lifetime inkage is tracked, telling players how much ink they have fired. Players can check to see which real life monuments they could have covered with all of their ink.
- Gear is available for purchase, which can then be picked up later in the game's hubworld Inkopolis Square.
These features are accessed as part of the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online phone app, available for iOS and Android on July 21. The app can be used to organise private matches and make teams. Players will receive a push notification when invited to a match. Voice chat is also handled with this app, providing an excuse to buy one of those ridiculous third party voice chat set up devices or get fed up and use Discord instead.