Every Nintendo fan wants to know what’s next for the Switch? During their online presentation of games and other content in February 2022, Nintendo Direct, one of the reveals was Nintendo Switch Sports. It was very shocking that Nintendo didn’t drop its Wii sports simulation franchise. What are Nintendo Switch Sports games? Will it work with motion detection? When will it come out? In this blog, we will discuss everything we know about the Nintendo Switch Sports in detail. Nintendo Switch Sports is part of the Wii sports simulation video game franchise.
The Wii Sports franchise is a simulation game of various sports. The first game, Wii Sports, was released in 2006 for Nintendo Wii. The first game had a total of five sports games, which Nintendo released to show off the capabilities of the Wii Remote. The sports in the game were baseball, tennis, bowling, golf, and boxing. Wii Sports achieved what Nintendo wanted the game to be, with positive response from fans and critics alike. It is on the list of one of the best games ever made. Wii Sports was a huge commercial success, selling over 80 million copies worldwide. Wii Sports received a high definition remake called Wii Sports Club, which was released in 2013. The game spawned a sequel named Wii Sports Resort in 2009. Wii Sports Resort also had a positive critical response and sold over 30 million copies.
What is Nintendo Switch Sports?
Nintendo Switch Sports is an upcoming sports simulation video game from Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch Sports will be the third mainline entry in the Wii Sports franchise.
In Switch Sports, players will use Joy-Cons, which feature a gyroscope for hand motion detection in games. The Joy-Cons work when players position them to represent how an actual game is played. There will also be a leg strap for leg-related games like football.
The games coming to Switch Sports Online are:
- Chambara – Sword fight
- Golf – This sport will not come when the game is released. The developers plan to release it in a free update in the fall.
Switch Sports will come with 1 VS 1, 2 VS 2 and free for all. In free-for-all, all players can play simultaneously without waiting time.
Switch Sports will allow gamers to enjoy it with their family and friends in their own home. The game will also come with a worldwide online multiplayer feature. A player goes and can engage with other players from other corners of the world. Players can also compete with their friends for online multiplayer. Matches won in online multiplayer will give players points. With these points, players can earn game accessories like outfits, equipment, sports accessories, etc. Rewards will renew and rotate weekly, giving players plenty of variety.
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Nintendo Switch Sports release date
When will this Nintendo sports simulation game be released? Will he come this year? Nintendo announced Nintendo Switch Sports on February 9, 2022 during its video game and online content presentation, Nintendo Direct.
There are two very good news for players excited about this game. It is first that Nintendo Switch Sports will be released worldwide on April 29, 2022. So what’s the other good news? Well, the developers want Switch Sports to come out in a complete state, unlike the disastrous releases that are happening in the gaming industry these days. So, to achieve this, Nintendo will launch an online gaming test for Switch Sports.
This online game test will collect feedback from players on their online multiplayer games and improve the game quality. Registration for the online gaming test will begin on February 15 at 5:00 p.m. PST, 6:30 a.m. IST, and 1:00 a.m. GMT. Players must have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, even a trial one, to access Play-Test.
The real online game test will begin from February 18 to February 20, 2022. The playable sports games in this test are tennis, bowling and chambara. The Switch Sports pre-order is now live both digitally and physically. If players purchase it physically, they will receive the included leg strap.
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