Nintendo Switch Sports – the latest game in the Wii Sports series – is out now for Nintendo Switch.
The collection includes Football (Soccer), Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (swordplay), players can use Joy-Con controllers to swing, kick, spike and bowl their way to victory. Plus, Golf is planned to be added as a seventh sport via a free update at a later date.
Play solo, or with family and friends who can join in locally on the same console or online. Players can also compete online against randomly selected opponents near and far, and aim for the Pro League in every sport.
So how do they do a Wii sports without the technology from the Wii? I mean that was pretty vital to the way that that game worked right? Well, it turns out those Joy-Con controllers make it all possible by using real-world movements to perform tasks like curving a bowling ball, adding spin to a tennis shot – or even using a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory (included with the physical version of the game here), to kick the ball in a Football Shoot-Out.
Look out for a free software update that will add Leg Strap compatibility for Football matches. This collection of sports is designed for players of all skill levels, so anyone can play and enjoy exciting sports matches together.
The Hewitt family are on board. In the official commercial, Lleyton Hewitt and his son, Cruz, use real-world movements to challenge each other in Nintendo Switch Sports. You may have seen this spot across Australian social media sites this month.
Nintendo Switch Sports introduces new customisable characters called Sportsmates.
As players compete online in random matchmaking, they’ll be able to earn points that they can redeem for in-game rewards like outfits, sports accessories and gear for their Sportsmates.
New items will rotate each week, so it’s worth checking back regularly to see what’s available. Players will also be able to play as the classic Mii characters stored in their Nintendo Switch console.
Nintendo Switch Sports is out now on Nintendo Switch.