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Nintendo Switch announces new LAN and local multiplayer features

Nintendo Switch announces new LAN and local multiplayer features

The Nintendo Switch is pushing local multiplayer, complete with the Joy-Con controllers that allow two players to game together right out of the box and support for split-screen on a single device.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe already supports up to eight consoles to connect over Wi-Fi for local multiplayer.

But this week, Nintendo subtly announced in a Splatoon 2 preview that the Switch will also be capable of true, offline LAN connections as well, with up to 10 docked consoles able to connect together over Ethernet.

Of course, this is Nintendo, so you’ll need to take an extra step to make that happen.

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Since the Switch dock lacks an Ethernet port, you’ll need a USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

 

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