A week ago Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo Of America, disclosed to the public that voice chat will be handled through the Nintendo Switch app for your smartphone. A listing for PDP’s Afterglow Lvl 3 headset has made an appearance of GameStop’s and the description does lead to questions being raised about how we’ll be interacting with our online opponents across the globe:
Experience your favorite games without boundaries and stay connected to friends during exciting adventures with the Afterglow LVL 3 Gaming Stereo Headset for Nintendo Switch. Block out distractions with the flexible boom and noise-canceling microphone and adjust volume with the easily accessible in-line controls. Plug in your headset to your system, marvel at the crystal clear sound design brought to you through powerful 40mm Neodymium drivers, and bring the full Nintendo Switch gaming experience to life.
Designed for the Nintendo Switch system
Powerful 40mm Neodymium drivers for incredible audio
Flexible boom and noise-canceling microphone
Sleek comfortable ear cup design
Easy-to-access in-line chat volume and mute controls
You can see it listed below on the bottom right for $39.99.
Will we need to plug into our smartphones to chat or will the headphone jack on the top of the Nintendo Switch be used instead? Only time (and official statements) will tell.