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Published February 14, 2017

In some positive Nintendo news! Nintendo is really honing in on local multiplayer. It’s been a staple in their arsenal since forever, and it looks like they’re aiming to continue that tradition with the Nintendo Switch. According to our informant,

“A press release from Nintendo detailing Splatoon 2 reveals that the game’s new LAN Play feature will allow up to 10 docked consoles to be connected through wired LAN, serving as a tournament-minded alternative to the previously announced eight-player local wireless connection.”

The only catch here is Splatoon 221 will only feature eight play local play. The other two consoles would have to enter spectator mode while they wait their turn. I think this is solid for those people who enjoy inviting over a bunch of people to play some games. The Switch could bring back the old LAN parties like in the Halo days. I’d like to see a game actually take advantage for the full ten consoles┬áconnected, though. The only question is what kind of game would that be? Smash Bros. was terrible in 8-player mode, so it would have to be something creative.

Either way, I’m not mad at this announcement. This is a cool feature. Kudos to Nintendo. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below. Is this a feature that entices you to pick up a Nintendo Switch? The Nintendo Switch is due out this March. Below is the reveal trailer in case you’ve been living under a rock.

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