Wii Sports changed the game when it came to sports gaming.
The first two feature motion sensor gameplay - it brought so much fun when playing tennis, golf, bowling, boxing and more - and we are so thrilled to see the franchise is returning for its fourth iteration in Nintendo Switch Sports.
The sequels Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports Club didn't quite have the success of the original - but let's hope the first release on Nintendo Switch brings the franchise back to the good old days.
Nintendo Switch Sports Trailer
The trailer for Nintendo Switch Sports was revealed during Nintendo Direct on 9 February 2022:
Nintendo Switch Sports Release Date
You don't have too long to wait, with Nintendo Switch Sports arriving on 29 April 2022.
Online Play Test
You will be able to get a taste of the game beforehand, however, with the online play test weekend taking place on 18-20 February.
Here are the various times:
- Friday, 18 February: 10am-10:45am ET / 3pm-3:45pm GMT
- Saturday, 19 February - 6am-6:45am ET / 11am-11:45am GMT; 2pm-2:45pm ET / 7pm-7:45pm GMT; 10pm-10:45am ET
- Sunday, 20 February - 3am-3:45am GMT; 6am-6:45am ET / 11am-11:45am GMT
Nintendo Switch Sports Games
There are various different "sports" you can play in Nintendo Switch sports.
- Fencing (Chambara)
- Golf (arriving after release in a free update)
Tennis, bowling and golf remain from the original Wii Sports game, with the other four brand new for Switch Sports.
Nintendo Switch Sports Price & Pre-order
Nintendo Switch Sports costs £39.99 / $39.99.
You can buy the game from Amazon here - which includes a leg strap for the JoyCon controller.
It may be worth waiting until after the online playtest to decide whether the game is worth moving for.