Splatoon 2 Adds LAN Play And Private Battle Spectator View Options

Splatoon 2's demo will give system owners an early chance to feel what it's like to play a multiplayer-centric game with this new kind of gaming machine. The demo will be available as a digital download and will allow players to battle against each other starting March 24.

Nintendo has revealed a few new features for Splatoon 2, including the Musselforge Fitness stage, LAN Play, and Private Battle Spectator View option. It's a way for everyone to investigate the latest in cephalopod warfare months before the game launches. Since Nintendo's online service will still be free at this point, all anyone would need is a Switch with an Internet connection to play.

The discovery made in squid-analysis technology will grant permission for two non-player to take part in a Private Battle, playing the role of camera operators. The new weapons and maps definitely add a new level of strategy to the game and being able to play it on the go with the Switch undocked is going to be incredible. "Local wireless play is flawless for your regular gaming get-togethers, but LAN Play is where it's at when you want to organise a serious tournament event with your fellow players".

As we saw in the Nintendo Switch Preview Trailer, Nintendo will look to promote local multiplayer in Splatoon 2 as well as continuing to position it as an eSports title. Nogami claimed that it had been two years since the original Splatoon appeared.

And now, it's Splatoon 2's turn.

The Global Testfire will allow players to test four different main weapons, including the new Splat Dualies, as well as the remixed versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger.

  • Arturo Norris