Voice Chat Accessory For Nintendo Switch Unveiled

Posted: Jun 1 2017, 5:56am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 1 2017, 7:07am CDT, in News | Technology News

Voice Chat Accessory for Nintendo Switch Unveiled

Hori reveals Splatoon 2 stereo headset for voice chat on the Nintendo Switch.

Hori unveiled a voice chat headphone and adapter for the Nintendo Switch in Japan today. The stereo headset will be released at the same time as Splatoon 2, July 21. The Hori Voice Chat headset is designed with Splatoon in mind, reflected by the packaging.

Voice chat on the Nintendo Switch only works in conjunction with an app on a smartphone. Nintendo Switch owners will be able to use a smartphone app to organize multiplayer games. The Nintendo Switch voice chat app will be released as free limited version this summer. We expect that this first version of the Nintendo Switch app will released in time for the release of Splatoon 2.

Because Nintendo moved voice chat from the Switch console to the smartphone, gamers need to connect both devices to a headset. This is why the Hori Nintendo Switch headset has this adapter that lets users mix the audio from the chat with the game play sound.

The Hori stereo hadset and microphone will retail for 3,480 yen (~$31) in Japan. The company did not make an announcement about an international release. It is also expected that Nintendo will release a voice chat accessory for the Nintendo Switch.

The supply has dried up again end of May. We expect a major shipment coming in the week of E3 2017, starting June 13. GameStop had a limited number of new Switch bundles late Wednesday in stock online.

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This Summer brings already two blockbuster Nintendo Switch games. Besides Arms in June, Splatoon 2 will be released on July 21. Amazon offers ARMS on sale for $50.99 for everyone and Prime members pay $47.99.

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