Nintendo has made a name for itself with motion control gaming. Experimenting with the technology on the Gameboy Advance, their foray was brief but led to a unique console in 2006. While not as powerful as other consoles, the Wii featured motion as its main draw. This focus also lent them to creating a basic sports title accessible to all users. Wii Sports was critically acclaimed for its simplicity and replayability. Offering little other than a tech demo of motion control, the public loved its inclusion and genuinely gravitated to it. Almost 15 years later, Nintendo is finally expanding on that concept and giving Wii Sports the Nintendo Switch treatment. Announced in their latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch Sports is launching on April 29th.
What New Games Are Included In Nintendo Switch Sports?
Not many would have expected Wii Sports to be the title revived for the Nintendo Switch. While the presentation only gave a quick look at some of the featured games, there are quite a lot to choose from. Ranging from the basic originals like tennis and bowling, there’s also badminton and soccer. While the graphics have received a decent upgrade, the title only features 6 sports games to play from. Yet, the classic Mii designs show how timeless the uncanny designs have stayed. Despite only having 6 sports at launch, Nintendo has done lots of work to recreate these games. Knowing they have much more reliable hardware for a more modern version ensures the updated nature. Additionally, this month will feature a free online technical test for the game. On February 18th, the wireless test for Nintendo Switch Sports will open and close on the 20th. While the game won’t launch for a few more months, the title is already receiving golf as a free update in the fall.
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