For players who have already been enjoying Nintendo Switch Sports on Nintendo Switch, and for those who have yet to try it, there’s new content on the way that’s sure to kick things up a notch. Beginning on 27th July, a free software update* will be available that adds a number of new features to the game – including updates for Football, Volleyball and online play.
After applying the update, players will be able to use a Joy-Con controller and the Leg Strap accessory (included with the physical version of the game, and also available to purchase separately) in full Four-on-Four and One-on-One Football matches. Using the Leg Strap, budding footballers can use a kicking motion in real life, allowing the game to turn those movements into in-game actions. Likewise, you can sprint in the game by moving your hands, as if jogging on the spot.
The update isn’t just for Leg Strap players, though. New moves called the Slide Attack and Rocket Serve have been added to Volleyball, and the new S Rank and ∞ Rank that have been added to the Pro League will allow those with a competitive streak to reach for even greater heights while playing online. And when players aren’t spiking, swinging or striking for new ranks in Play Globally mode, they’ll be able to easily join matches in Play with Friends mode by using the new Room IDs. Getting together with faraway friends for some online Nintendo Switch Sports action has never been simpler.
For further information regarding the update contents, check out the game’s support page once the update is live on 27th July. And stay tuned for more information in the future about the next free content update coming in autumn, which will add Golf to the roster of playable sports.
Source: Nintendo UK
The update looks very decent.
Game would probably benefit more if it had more sports and different looking stages, the character cosmetics are nice but not enough to keep people playing actively
Nice. I wish the game had golf, though. One thing I miss.
thats next update
Wii Sports being a “live service” game is one of the dumbest decisions ever made. Well, that and removing Miis as the face of the series smh
lack of single player stuff is still a big turn off for me
I wish they would give us the option to play casual bowling online with the obstacles turned off. I like the obstacles but sometimes I’m in the mood to just play traditional bowling against other people online.
Locking the additional cosmetics behind online play was a very poor decision; what about players who might not have reliable online connection?
They also need to add a choice between normal bowling and special lane bowling when you opt to play bowling online.
So far this game has fallen far below what I thought it was going to be.