Switch Sports Release Date

The Nintendo Switch Sports release date has finally been officially announced for late April. The long-awaited spiritual successor to Wii Sports is close, and we’ll see whether it’ll reach the dizzying heights of its predecessor. Until then, we’ll share everything we know about the game so far in this article.

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Switch Sports Release Date

Nintendo Switch Sports Release Date

The release date of Nintendo Switch Sports is Friday, April 29th. We don’t know for sure whether or not it’s going to come out everywhere at the same time, which would mean that the date might be different depending on the time zone, or if Nintendo will do a roll-out launch as midnight hits in each time zone. We’ll just have to wait and see about that. Either way, you still have a launch window at the very least, and that’s basically the final weekend of April. Just in time for Arbor Day / May Day, depending on where you live.

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As for which sports you can expect to see in the game, well, there are six of them, according to the official listing: bowling, tennis, badminton, volleyball, chambara (or swordplay), and football (of the soccer variety). Obviously, all of the games will make full use of the motion controls, much like Wii Sports did. Aside from the Nintendo Switch Sports release date, the listing gives us other details, including that you’ll be able to use the leg strap accessory for the soccer game. In fact, the fine print says that it will be required, but I’m sure there’ll be a way around that.

Switch Sports is already up for pre-orders, by the way, and the digital version costs forty bucks at time of writing. According to Nintendo UK, there will be a physical bundle that will include the leg strap accessory for an extra fee. Oh, and if you order it while supplies last, you’ll also get a free Nintendo Switch Sports water bottle.

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