UPDATE: February 10th, 2017, 9:34 p.m. PST – Replaced information from @SplatoonJP with information from official Nintendo of America Twitter.


The upcoming Splatoon sequel for Nintendo Switch will include the ability for up to two non-players to watch private matches, as revealed through a tweet sent out by Nintendo of America.

The tweet includes a GIF of the so-called “Private Battle Spectator View” mode in action, showing the observer switching between player perspectives and viewing the map from overhead.

Splatoon 2 is set to launch Summer 2017.

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