April 14, 2024


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“Nintendo Switch Sport” will arrive at the end of April

Based on the success of “Wii Sports”, Nintendo introduces the concept to the Nintendo Switch console.As announced by the company in a recent presentation video, the game will be released at the end of April.

“Nintendo Switch Sport” brings sports such as tennis, bowling, soccer, badminton, volleyball or chambara (a kind of sword fight) to the screen. The game is controlled by a motion detection Joy-Con controller. It can be attached to the wrist with a strap or attached to the leg with an elastic band, and the movement itself can be transmitted to the game character.

“Nintendo Switch Sports” can be played locally with multiple players on the same console, or online with users from all over the world. This requires paid access to Nintendo Switch Online.Golf continues to shine due to its absence, but other disciplines are not excluded (perhaps paid) for subsequent downloads.

Nintendo Switch Sport is the sequel to “Wii Sports”, a motion game for the Wii console that was released in 2006. According to Nintendo, “Wii Sports” has sold more than 80 million units worldwide so far. “Nintendo Switch Sport” has a similar potential. Nintendo has reported that since 2017, about 130 million switches have been sold in three versions.

In addition to Nintendo Switch Sport, the brand has released other news, additions and updates for Switch.

“Mario Striker Battle League” is a unique soccer game that brings Mario, his friends, and opponents together in the arena. Figures are widely configurable and have numerous unique special abilities, including tornadoes and turtle shells. The 8-player game with online mode and club league goes on sale on June 10.

“Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” will receive 48 new tracks by downloading.A colorful kart racing game with Mario, Bowser and Company will be complemented, among other things, with a reworked racing track from the previous version. Among them are Coconut Mall, Chocolate Swamp from Mario Kart N64, or the tracks of Clouds or Flies. The first track of the Booster Pass will be available from March 28.

“Kirby and the Forgotten Land” adds Nintendo’s cute pink ball to the Switch in 3D.The colorful platform game features Kirby’s new abilities, including attacks, item crafting, and outrageously fantastic visuals. The rescue of the little creature Waddle Dees will be available starting March 25.

Five years after its release on PC, Xbox and PlayStation, “No Man’s Sky” is also coming to Switch. The space game of the universe of giant stars and planets, created on the basis of algorithms, was released somewhat ambiguously in mid-2022.

Other news: Among other things, “Xeno-Blade Chronicles 3″ will go on sale in September, and the “Fire Emblem” will continue with “Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes” at the end of June.

The launch of a new installment of “Advance Wars”, initially scheduled for April 8, was postponed without a new date, given the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.