This official Splatoon 2 headset looks like a pain to use

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I completely forgot about how backward some of Nintendo’s decisions were on the Switch — most notably the smartphone app for chatting. Evidently to use the upcoming official Splatoon 2headset, you’ll need to plug the mic line into a hub, then into a smartphone and the actual Switch for “better quality audio input.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’m going to jump through this many hurdles unless I somehow form a pro SplatooneSports team. What strikes me as odd the most is that the Switch has a Bluetooth feature — what better way to push that than an official headset that supports it.

It’s a shame because the headset itself looks kind of neat. It’ll drop with the game in Japan for 3480 yen (roughly $30).

Splatoon [Twitter]

そんなフォーリマのギアをかたどった「ステレオヘッドセット エンペラフックHDP for Nintendo Switch」が、ホリさんから発売されることが決定した!着脱可能なフレキシブルマイクが付属し、当たり前だが、実際にヘッドセットやヘッドフォンとして使用できるぞ! pic.twitter.com/KYTxdfJfEv

— Splatoon(スプラトゥーン) (@SplatoonJP) June 1, 2017