Splatoon 2 will be compatible with the Nintendo Switch app for smartphones
Nintendo published a press release detailing the Switch smartphone app, Splatoon 2 demo schedule and its features. "Splatoon 2 will be compatible with an upcoming Nintendo Switch app for smart devices that enhances online play," Nintendo stated. The press release continued on to explain that the app allows the user to connect to the social media and talk to their friends if they are on the same team. "For example, during a Private Battle, players can voice chat with all of their connected friends when they divide into teams, but once teams are set, voice chat is switched to communication only between teammates on the same team."
There is also an option to schedule the matches. "This app will connect to the game and allow players to set play appointments with friends who have been added to their Nintendo Switch friend list or via their social media accounts."
Another detail revealed is the fact that ten consoles can be linked together, instead of eight as it was previously speculated. "Connecting up to 10 docked consoles via wired LAN will be well-suited for proper tournaments, while for more casual get-togethers up to eight players can still enjoy a quick game via the previously revealed local wireless connection." However, the two additional players will not be able to take part in the matches, and they will be mere spectators. "Private Battle Spectator View is a new functionality that will allow up to two people to participate in a Private Battle as cameramen to observe the 8-player battle from multiple angles."