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Hori’s odd Splatoon 2 headset to include squid adaptor to bypass Switch’s phone-based voice chat

Many eyebrows were raised when Nintendo announced that Switch owners would have to use their smartphones for voice chat when playing games online as part of its paid subscription service (which has now been delayed until early 2018, Nintendo announced this morning), but peripherals manufacturer Hori is likely to raise …

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European Splatoon grand finals take place this weekend

The finals of the ESL Go4Splatoon Europe competition are set to take place this weekend in Paris, France.  The competition has been running for the past six months, with the best Splatoon teams from across Europe battling online for a shot at the finals. Now only four teams remain, with …

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Splatoon 2 to launch with LAN support and spectator mode

Nintendo has confirmed that Splatoon 2 will feature LAN support and a spectator mode in an attempt to make it as easy as possible for people to run tournaments.  Up to 10 docked Switch consoles can be put on the same LAN network to allow for offline play, however observers …

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Watch our very own Mike Stubbs talk eSports on the Nintendo Switch

Last week I got the chance to head down to London to go and play with the Nintendo Switch. There wasn’t too much in the way of eSports, with that Smash Melee virtual console port yet to be confirmed, but I did manage to get hands on with Splatoon 2 …

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Splatoon 2 confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

At the Nintendo Switch reveal overnight the Japanese company revealed Splatoon 2.  The sequel to one of the Wii U’s best games will feature new maps, weapons and game modes, while keeping the core gameplay fairly similar to the first title.  Splatoon developed into somewhat of a cult eSport during …

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Splatoon art book confirmed for the US

Nintendo hardback The Art of Splatoon has confirmed for a 2017 release in the US. The Dark Horse published 320-page book has been a hit overseas, and is now available to pre-order on Amazon for $39.99 ahead of its June 13th 2017 release date. There’s no word yet on UK …

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Mario and Skyrim will be launch Switch games, reports claim

Both the new 3D Mario adventure and Bethesda’s RPG Skyrim will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch in March. That’s according to Lets Play Video Games, which says that the Mario title will feature a 3D open world hub and a structure similar to Mario 64. Online co-op multiplayer will also …

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Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has revealed that, following their respective release, Wii U shooter Splatoon has consistently outsold Mario Kart 8. Although the racing game made a far bigger impact at release, from week two onwards the colourful shooting release has outsold it worldwide every single week, enjoying a particular boost in the …

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