When the original Nintendo Wii launched in 2006, it quickly made a name for itself as a console that anyone could pick up and play, regardless of age or ability. One of the best demonstrations of this was wii Sport, that came included with each console.
Players will have fond memories of mimicking the motions of a tennis backhand, lining up the perfect putt on the green, and accidentally swinging a bowling ball into a crowd of terrified Mii avatars behind them. she felt like everyone at least I had played it and there were plenty of cautionary tales about people ignoring wrist strap warnings and their TVs paying the ultimate price.
Now Nintendo is hoping to bring back those memories in a Switch-shaped bottle with Nintendo Switch Sports. Announced in a Nintendo Direct, the new avatars appear more detailed than their Mii counterparts and the number of different games has also been expanded.
Favorites like bowling and tennis are on display, but there are a number of new game modes, like volleyball and soccer, that use the Switch’s joy-con hardware.
If you want to know more about nintendo Switch Sports, which games will be featured and how to pre-order the game, then read on.
‘Nintendo Switch Sports’ release date and how to pre-order
nintendo switch sports will be available on April 29, 2022 on Switch consoles. It looks like motion controls are required to play, which means it won’t be compatible with the Nintendo Switch lite.
The game is currently available for pre-order via the Nintendo website (£39.99, Nintendo.co.uk), Very (£37.99, Very.co.uk), Amazon (£35.95, Amazon.co.uk) , ShopTo (£34.85, Shopto.net) and Game (£39.99, Game.co.uk).
All physical versions of the game will come with a leg strap, like the one included with ring shaped adventure, which can be used for some of the game modes, like soccer.
‘Nintendo Switch Sports’ Gameplay Details
Tennis is making a comeback with motion controls used via the Switch joy-cons, as well as bowling, where spin can be applied to the ball by twisting the controller in the chosen direction.
Another game mode returning from wii sports complex is chambara, a sword-wielding martial art in which players attempt to knock each other off a raised platform.
Also included are three new sports like soccer where players will play with a big soccer ball with their avatars. If players have a leg strap accessory, they can use it to “kick” the ball with their foot in shootout mode.
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Two other sports that are also featured are badminton and volleyball. In volleyball, players can use a joy-con to serve, set, hit, and spike a volleyball.
The game supports local play with family and friends on one system, as well as online play in all sports with friends or through random matchups. The more games you win, the tougher the players you’ll be up against.
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