During Nintendo’s February 9 Direct, a new sports title was announced, with Nintendo Switch Sports set to release on April 29, 2022, for Nintendo Switch.
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Similar to the extremely popular Wii Sports, Nintendo Switch Sports will launch with a variety of sports titles packaged in, including bowling, tennis, chambara (a sport that includes sword fighting and tasks players with knocking each other off platforms), soccer, badminton, and volleyball.
Check out the Nintendo Switch Sports trailer below:
Much like Wii Sports, the game will utilize the peripherals for the Nintendo Switch to allow players to participate in a variety of sports. One of the new inclusions into the game, Soccer, will even feature a thigh strap peripheral that will let players strap a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con to their leg to help them play.
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“Swing, kick and spike your way to victory with a collection of sports that puts you right into the action! Play together in person or online*with family and friends, or challenge friendly competitors near and far in the new iteration of the classic Wii Sports series,” reads the official synopsis. “Turn your real-world actions into in-game movements using Joy-Con controllers and compete in six sports, including soccer, volleyball, bowling, tennis, badminton, and chambara (swordplay). You can even use a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory included in the physical version to kick the ball in a soccer shoot-out! Plus, a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall – get ready to golf!”
Prior to its launch in April, Nintendo noted that an online test play will commence on February 18-20, and will allow players with an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription to try out bowling, tennis, and chambara ahead of the official release.