The official Splatoon Tumblr has announced two new features coming to Splatoon 2. The first is a spectator mode for private battles. In this mode, two players will be able to join into a private match and spectate the battle. Each spectator will be able to switch between viewing a single player or a top down view of the entire map.
In addition to this, Splatoon 2 will also feature LAN Play. By connecting eight docked Nintendo Switches via a wired LAN setup, Private Battle tournaments become a reality. Local wireless battles are of course still an option for quick and easy battles wherever you want.
Splatoon 2 launches for Nintendo Switch this Summer.