The Wii was a huge success thanks to the way Nintendo communicated the addition of the console motion controls with the Wii Sports game. The series had a couple more installments, one even making its way to the Wii U. However, the company has since put the franchise on hold. Now, if you were expecting the return of this sports series, a new installment was announced today. true to form.
This Wednesday the first Nintendo Direct of the year, which was full of surprises for the players. Among the news highlights was the revelation of Nintendo Switch Sportswhich is basically a Wii Sports-themed game.
It is clear that there will be news that will not be seen in the visual section, but in the gameplay. First, it is important to know that the title will include six sports: soccer, volleyball, bowling, tennis, badminton and Chambara (sword fighting).
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The Nintendo Switch with its Joy Con offers support for motion control and this game will use those functions, just as it happened with the Wii and Wii U. However, this new installment is improved thanks to the new controls of the Nintendo Switch and it will still be possible to play soccer by moving the leg.
As we noted, Nintendo Switch Sports will debut with six sports, but you will receive a free update that will add golf.
You will not have to wait long to be able to play this title, because it was revealed that its launch is scheduled for next April 29. There will be a physical version that will include the strap to hold the Joy-Con on the leg. This accessory can be obtained separately.