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Splatoon2’ s launch also sees the arrival of Switch’s companion app, a free download that grants the user the ability to access voice chat and extra game features via Splatnet 2. Nintendo being Nintendo, it’s all a bit misguided. Inviting friends into voice-chat lounges takes more steps than is sensible, presumably in an effort to protect young’uns from toxic in-game chat. And while being able to check the Splatoon2 stage schedule, comb through stats and order limited-edition gear is handy, the decision to pull these features out of the game and lock them off to non-smartphone users grates a little. Nevertheless, it could be a useful hub for Switch owners as more games are added, but for now it’s just an irritatingly essential companion piece to the marvellous Splatoon2.