Nintendo Switch sports trailer brings back fan-favorite game

Gaming giant Nintendo is releasing a long-awaited sequel to one of the Wii’s greatest hits, Sports Wii. Title Nintendo Switch Sports for its new console, the game will see the return of fan-favorite activities as well as new challenges for players. News of the game broke during Nintendo Direct, an online presentation where the company shares information about new and existing games.

Popular sports like tennis, bowling are back, with new sports like soccer, badminton, and volleyball debuting with the game’s initial release. Wii Sports Complex, also returns. Two free updates are planned for spring and fall, with the addition of golf in the latest update. Based on the look of the trailer, a new, more stylistic version of Miis will also be available to players.

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Like Wii remotes, players will use their joy-cons to control various sports equipment with wrist movements. Also similar to its predecessor, Nintendo Switch Sports will allow multiple players per console through the use of joy-cons. Players who have opted to purchase the physical version of the game will have access to a leg strap accessory. This allows them to attach the joy-con to their legs and play football in shootout mode with kicking motions. However, the game’s first free update will see the leg strap attachment working for all football matches. This leg strap accessory was previously available to players who purchased a physical version from Nintendo Ring shaped adventure.


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RELATED: ‘Breath of the Wild 2’ On Track for 2022 Release, Nintendo ConfirmsAccording to the game’s trailer, Nintendo Switch Sports will support diverse players through local play on a single switch system. Players with an active Nintendo Switch Online membership will have access to online play and its ability to play against friends across all sports. Players will also have the option to compete against random opponents. As their stats increase, they will face tougher rivals with each game.

Nintendo Switch Sports is scheduled for April 29, 2022. If you’d like to preview the upcoming game, Nintendo is planning an online playtest to assess the gameplay and technical aspects of the game. This playtest will be open from February 18 to 20 at anyone with an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, with registration opening February 15. More details are available at Nintendo’s website. You can check out the trailer for Nintendo Switch Sports below:


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