Cost, bonuses and where to buy
Nintendo Switch Sports finally launches this Friday, April 29, giving Sports Wii fans a long-awaited new installment in the board game series. Luckily, there’s still time to pre-order the Nintendo title to ensure fans have access to it by the end of the week. Some retailers even offer free bonus items with pre-orders, so it’s best to shop around before making the purchase. Here’s everything you need to know about Nintendo Switch Sports pre-orders, including bonuses, costs and where to buy.
‘Wii Sports’ gets an update with ‘Nintendo Switch Sports’
Nintendo unveiled for the first time Nintendo Switch Sports during a Nintendo Direct livestream in February. The game will bring back the classic sports games of 2006 Sports Wii, including bowling and tennis. Additionally, players can try their hand at volleyball, badminton, chambara, and football. Later this year, an update will add golf to the game – another reminder to Wii Sports.
Of course, the next episode of the Sports The series comes with some modern twists and a new look. For starters, classic Mii characters will appear in Nintendo Switch Sports, but the main focus is on new, more realistic avatars called Sportsmates. Players have more customization options with these characters.
As for gameplay, Nintendo Switch Sports also adds new modes like “Survival Bowling” and matches with players from all over the world. Players can use motion controls with their Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, including the Football Leg Strap Mount.
Where to pre-order the game physically and digitally
Nintendo Switch Sports is available for pre-order both physically and digitally, but only physical purchases will include a leg strap. Those who already have motion control games like Ring shaped adventure can use this same leg strap with Nintendo Switch Sports. The physical edition costs $49.99, while the digital edition costs $39.99.
As for where to buy the game, fans can purchase it digitally directly from the Nintendo Switch eShop. Physical editions are also available on Amazon and at Target, GameStop, and Walmart.
Are there any pre-order bonuses for “Nintendo Switch Sports”?
A few stores in the United States offer Nintendo Switch Sports pre-order bonus. Walmart, for example, announced a free stainless steel water bottle to go with the game. It even has the Nintendo Switch Sports logo on it, making it the perfect item to keep gamers hydrated while gaming.
Target is also offering a drawstring bag for those who buy the game in-store. In addition to Nintendo Switch Sports logo, the bag features a colorful image of Sportsmates in action.
Nintendo Switch Sports will launch on Nintendo Switch on April 29. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for more updates.
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