Nintendo Switch Sports Miis: Created characters will return in latest game

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One of the big announcements at Nintendo Direct was the return to a sports game, with the reveal of Nintendo Switch Sports.

Wii Sports was the extraordinarily popular first game in the series, with Wii Sports Resort following up the family favourite, and Switch Sports will continue the tradition.


Release Date

There isn't long to wait, as Nintendo Switch Sports will be released on Friday, 29 April.

If that seems too far away for you, then don't worry, as Nintendo will also hold an online playtest from Friday, 18 February through to Sunday, 20 February, which will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members.


One feature we loved from Wii Sports was the inclusion of Miis in the game.

Whether you had created a virtual avatar that looked like yourself or got really creative and crazy with your design, seeing the characters you made included in the game was a nice touch.

Although it has not been confirmed that Miis will feature in Switch Sports, with them not appearing in the game trailer or on the website, one eagle-eyed fan spotted something in a bit of gameplay shown during the Nintendo Direct event.


Yes, their bodies may have had an update, but those are the unmistakable faces of Miis on the left.

We have seen Nintendo incorporate Miis like this in a game before when they made their appearance in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Sports Included

Switch Sports will see six sports included initially, with three returning favourites and three new ones.

Returning to this game will be Tennis, Bowling and Chambara (or swordplay).

The new additions are Soccer, Badminton and Volleyball.


You can use a leg strap with the Joy-Con controller to kick the ball in Soccer, although, this will only be available in the Shoot-Out mode from the start.

Nintendo Switch Sports game options
TAKE YOUR PICK - Nintendo Switch Sports has some exciting game offerings with more on the way

There will be a free update coming in the summer that will let you use the Joy-Con controller and leg strap accessory in full Soccer Matches.

A second free update will also come in autumn when a seventh sport will be added, and it's another old favourite, with Golf reintroduced.

This could pave the way for Nintendo to introduce even more sports to the game via DLCs, whether that be more new additions or returning ones like Boxing and Table Tennis.

Switch Sports Multiplayer

Of course, Switch Sports will offer local multiplayer options, with a group ensemble being one of the great joys from previous games.


Additionally, you can play online through matchmaking, and try to reach the Pro League in various sports.

You can team up with a friend on the same console and play team sports online too.

As you play online you will gain points, which can be redeemed for rewards to accessorise your avatar with.

The rewards will rotate weekly, so make sure you act quickly if there is a certain accessory you want to get your hands on!