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

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There's also the Nintendo Switch Online App, which Nintendo quietly rolled out a few days early this week.

For almost half a decade, Nintendo developed some of its most creative and exciting games for one of its biggest hardware failures.

The release of the Nintendo Switch mobile app is scheduled to be on July 21, 2017. But users also have the option of signing in with the Nintendo Network ID, Facebook, Google and Twitter. However, the servers still aren't live so there's not a whole lot you can do with it. "With Splatoon 2, much of what made the first game good is wisely kept, while new ideas and modes make for a much stronger experience out of the gate". Games who will come with built in support will tap the Nintendo app online. If you're on the fence about Splatoon 2, we've gathered a number of excerpts from a handful of reviews. Using voice chat on the Wii and Wii U relied on users entering lengthy friend codes in order to enable voice chat - a feature that has been de-prioritised on the Switch. Here are the joys and cons of Nintendo's latest big Switch exclusive.

It's useless right now, but available to download in anticipation of Splatoon 2.

Next year will see Nintendo Switch Online become a subscription service, with one of the perks being able to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. In the meantime, though, the Switch Online app will be useable in games like ARMS, MarioKart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2, which releases on Friday. Occasionally, games whose servers are acting up will time out and kick people from matches, causing disconnect-related bans that aren't the player's fault. Why invite non-Nintendo devices to the party to enable hanging out in an online lobby, linking up with friends for online play, setting play appointments or chatting with pals over a headset? Although reviewers have generally given "Splatoon 2" positive reviews, majority agree that it's nearly the same as the original "Splatoon", but it's different enough to still feel fresh.