The sequel is set to release worldwide on April 9 and includes three new additional sports including Soccer, Badminton, and Volleyball.
Can you believe it was back in 2006 that sports simulation video game, Wii Sports took over the world? Now, there's a successor to Wii Sports. Over 13 years later, Nintendo Switch has announced a sequel, simply dubbed Nintendo Switch Sports, which is set to release worldwide on April 9. The company dropped a trailer that revealed the following sports: Tennis, Bowling, Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball, and Golf, though the latter won't come until after release. Also do note that there's no Miis. The new character models which are more cartoonish with proper anatomy have fans torn. While some find them adorable, others aren't quite on board and that's led to a whole host of memes being shared on the internet.
WHY DID THEY REPLACE THE MIIS ON NINTENDO SWITCH SPORTS#NintendoDirect pic.twitter.com/N2fGWPXyqI— Purple Splat (Purplecolorz12124) (@itsPurplecolorz) February 9, 2022
Y'all are way too harsh, these guys are adorable!#NintendoSwitchSports pic.twitter.com/c5DinCijFo— 𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗥 - Busy with School - 🆖 (@ChomperElectric) February 10, 2022
As for the games in the sequel, there will be six included initially. Unlike the original Wii Sports, Nintendo Switch Sports will feature online play, so the cool part is that you can compete against friends and random challengers. If you've been a fan of the original tennis and bowling games, the Nintendo Switch Sports will be a great trip down memory lane. Switch Sports will be offering a bunch of different sports to play, all of which are played with motion controls. According to LADBible, the original Wii Sports is still the system's best-selling game which has shifted 82.9 million copies. After that came Wii Sports Resort, a follow-up that used the Motion Plus accessory.
Nintendo announces ‘Nintendo Switch Sports,’ the successor to the iconic ‘Wii Sports.’ pic.twitter.com/XYjfAedftZ— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 9, 2022
"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 an official product pitch, as per Comic Book. "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! Get active and get into the game when Nintendo Switch Sports launches on April 29! Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop. An online play test will also be available for Nintendo Switch Online members on Feb. 18, Feb. 19 and Feb. 20."