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Splatoon 2 To Have Global Testfire; Adds LAN And Spectator Mode

by Donald Theriault - February 12, 2017, 8:28 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Squid Research

A busy weekend down at Squid Research.

New details have emerged from Squid Research regarding some of Splatoon 2's options for private battles, as well as a chance to play with its new weapons.

There will be a Global Testfire held for Splatoon 2 the weekend of March 24-26 (US time). The global demos will be one hour long and feature testing for four weapons including the Splat Duelies. Demo times are as follows (all times US Pacific or GMT -8):

  • March 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • March 24, 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • March 25, 4:00 - 5:00am
  • March 25, 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • March 25, 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • March 26, 4:00 - 5:00am

Also revealed at the lab this weekend were an option for 8-system local area network (LAN) private matches, and an option for up to two people to spectate private matches with camera control. The existing Splatoon amiibo will also work for Splatoon 2, though the nature of their effects has not yet been revealed.

Talkback

LemonadeFebruary 12, 2017

I was so excited when I first heard this news, but then I realised I will be away and out of mobile range, so even though I will have my Switch with me, I wont be able to join.
But, I might be home in time for the final one.

SorenFebruary 13, 2017

Those LAN and Spectator modes are interesting from an eSports perspective. Makes me wonder if Nintendo wants to go all in with a Splatoon league. I would like a mode where I could also spectate friends matches. I'll also want to see how robust the camera options are as well.

Donk it up KongFebruary 14, 2017

Makes sense, the first testfire was popular.

I got the amiibo three pack on the cheap over the holidays, so I was hoping they would still do something for the sequel.

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