HORI reveals Splatoon 2 headset for Switch, comes with mixer for smartphone app

by Daniel VuckovicJune 1, 2017

Accessory maker HORI has just announced licenced Splatoon 2 headset for the Nintendo Switch. It looks pretty “on-brand” and will be released the same day as the game in Japan for ¥3480 (~$42AUD).

Here’s a look at the headset;

It’s the other image in the tweet that has us a little perplexed. It’s a diagram showing how the headset will get sound from the game and sound from a smartphone app. It could be Nintendo’s app they’ve promised or something else.

The headset comes with a mixer so you can listen to both the game and your friend’s voices. We’re not sure if this is Nintendo’s solution when it comes to voice chat, but for this HORI headset, it is.


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  • Nosgoroth
    June 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Welp, that’s worrying.

    • SaKo
      June 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      I think this is pretty genius

      • Switchrr
        June 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm

        agreed! xbox and PS4 players will complain, but I’m fine with it. innovative…

        • NinSwitch
          June 2, 2017 at 6:49 am

          I’m in love with the Switch and Nintendo, but an external app on mobile phones to use voice chat in your games isn’t innovative, it’s needlessly tedious. Not to mention you cant hook up headphones and a mic while docked, you have to pick one or the other. They could have built an internal application into the switch itself or the games so that you could voice chat, but this is far from an efficient way to do it.

      • Cozz
        June 1, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        How will that work when you’re docked at home? This whole solution seems clumsy as f!@# to me. I want support for bluetooth headphones/mic on the switch and just tether to my phone when I’m on the go for connection.

  • Fimbulvetr
    June 1, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Nintendo are crazy to think people want to be tethered to their system and their phone at the same time. I’m really not sure their MO is by crippling how people get together and party up.

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