Nintendo Switch Sports: Latest News, Release Date, Pre-Order, Games and Everything You Need to Know

Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports is an upcoming title for the console and the sequel to the massively successful Wii Sports.

Although the original Wii Sports game was bundled in with most sales of the Wii console, it ended up being one of the most popular titles on the platform.

With the announcement of Nintendo Switch Sports, the company will be hoping to replicate the success of their latest generation of console.

Here’s everything you need to know about Nintendo Switch Sports, including the release, how to pre-order, which games will be available on the new release and more.

Latest News

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Release Date

Nintendo confirmed during the first Nintendo Direct event of 2022 that the game would be released on Friday 29th April 2022.

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Nintendo Switch owners can pre-order the digital version of the game and pre-load it onto their systems ahead of release date via the Nintendo eShop.

The physical edition of the game is not yet available to pre-order, however, it will come with a leg strap accessory, which will be essential if you’re looking to play the Football game in the new title.

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Check out the trailer for the game below:


Nintendo has confirmed the following with regards to the games that will be available to play as part of Nintendo Switch Sports:

“Get moving with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers!

“Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions, you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or even use a Joy-Con with the included Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in a Soccer Shoot-Out. 

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Another new image of the game provided by Nintendo

“Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system* or online**. Plus a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf!”

Players will also be able to take the game online as part of the planned Pro League, which Nintendo describes as: “Face off against opponents worldwide and strive to reach the Pro League in every sport.

“As you play online** in random matchmaking, redeem points you earn for in-game rewards like outfits, sports accessories, gear, and much more for your avatar. The selection of items will rotate each week, so check back and see what’s in stock!”

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