Nintendo Switch Sports Gets Your Grandma Ready To Game Again

This Is What Brings The Players To The Yard

Nintendo Switch Sports

Wii Sports may be one of the most surprising hits of all time, and eventually became one of the best selling games of all time. That may have been in part due to being packed in with the Wii, but that went two ways. A lot of people bought a Wii because it came with Wii Sports. This is a series that got a lot of people who traditionally aren’t into video games up off the couch to play. It spawned a successful series but it’s been missing on the Switch over the last five years. Nintendo finally seem to have realized the opportunity they’ve left on the table as Nintendo Switch Sports is set to release April 29th.

At launch Nintendo Switch Sports is set to feature six sports. Tennis, bowling, and chambara sword fighting return from past titles. They’re joined by new sports in soccer, volleyball, and badminton. All of these sports can be taken online for you to play against your friends, even if you can’t be in the same room together.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports will join Ring Fit Adventure in featuring a leg strap as well. Putting this on lets you kick the ball in soccer. At launch this will only work in a special shootout mode but a later update will enable this for all soccer play. A second free update this fall will add golf.

If you’re looking forward to playing it, you don’t have to wait until April. An online stress test will let players check it out for free from February 18th to the 20th. Be warned though that this will only let you take on random opponents and not play with friends.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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