The Iconic ‘Wii Sports’ is Reborn with ‘Nintendo Switch Sports’ Arrival

The iconic Wii Sports has been given an upgrade, with Nintendo Switch Sports officially released over the weekend exclusively on the Switch console. The news came paired with a promotional trailer (see above),  overwhelming the internet with nostalgic memories of a bygone era. Yet, we will see the classic reborn, enjoying all the technological progress gaming has made since Wii burst onto the scene in 2006.

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Nintendo Switch Sports will see several classic games return to the mix, including golf, bowling, tennis, volleyball, soccer, badminton and chambara sword fighting. With a free update coming later this year, Nintendo has hinted even more games will be added to the sporting mix. We hope this means a new rendition of Cycling: Road Race isn’t far off, was it was unquestionably the GOAT sport in Wii Sports Resort!

Like the now discontinued Wii console, players will use motion-sensing controls on the Joy-Con to play mini-games based on real sports. While users will be able to compete with friends and family in the house, Nintendo Switch Sports offers ranked online leagues in which competitors can endeavour to conquer the Pro League in each sport.

Nintendo Switch Sports is now available on the Nintendo online store and select retailers worldwide. A physical copy of the game is priced at US$49.99 (AU$56.00) and will cost you roughly $10 more than the digital version. The physical copy comes with a a leg strap accessory that can be used in the soccer’s “shootout mode”, with more functionality set to arrive later in 2022.

If the first trailer didn’t fire you up, check out tennis legend Lyeton Hewitt taking on his son Cruz in some virtual tennis below.

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