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New HORI Switch adapter shows how convoluted voice chat will be

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A new peripheral from HORI shows just how complicated voice chat will be on the Nintendo Switch.

Back in January, Nintendo confirmed that voice chat will be handed via an app on your smartphone, not the console itself.

Nintendo said the app will let players “invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device.” The publisher added that “a free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer [winter in Australia] 2017.”

Ahead of the app’s release, HORI’s new Splatoon-themed adapter truly illustrates how difficult the process will be.

The adapter will take the audio from both your smartphone and the Switch; a mixer will allow the user to control the volume levels of both.

Take a closer look at the adapter and the setup process below:

While this is by no means Nintendo’s official solution, it’s likely close. What do you make of voice chat on the Switch?

Splatoon 2 heads to Nintendo Switch later this year.