Shooting paint in Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 Will Have Spectator And Offline Tournament Modes

Splatoon 2 was featured in the Nintendo Switch’s first trailer back in October 2016. Today, Nintendo has announced two features designed to enhance local play.

First, Splatoon 2 will feature a new Spectator Mode, allowing up to two players to watch private matches from several angles, including an overhead view, a directed camera, and a player cam.

The Spectator Mode trailer is below:

Nintendo of America has also tweeted that Splatoon 2 LAN play will allow players to create local private battle tournaments, without needing an internet connection.


These offline tournaments take place by connecting up to ten docked Switch consoles together, totalling eight players and two spectators. This feature is in addition to the wireless local play, which lets undocked Switch consoles play together.

Splatoon 2 is slated for release in 2017.

Written by John

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