Worth it | ‘Nintendo Switch Sports’ is adding basketball as a free update this summer

Swing, kick and nail your way to victory with a collection of sports that put you right in the middle of the action!

Play in person or online with family and friends, or challenge friendly competitors near and far in the new version of the classic Wii Sports series.

Convert your real-world actions into in-game moves using Joy-Con controllers and compete in six sports including Football, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (sword game). You can even use a Joy-Con with the leg strap accessory, included in the physical version, to kick the ball in a soccer shootout!

Additionally, a seventh sport is scheduled to be added this fall via a free update – get ready for golf! Be active and join the game whenever Nintendo Switch Sports launches

While playing online in random matchmaking, you can redeem the points you earn for in-game rewards such as outfits, sports accessories, equipment and much more for your avatar. The selection of items changes every week, so check back often to see what’s in stock!

Basketball comes to Spocco Square in the Nintendo Switch Sports game as a free update later this summer!

Use motion controls to sink as many baskets as possible within the time limit in the solo Three-Point Challenge. If you’re looking for some friendly competition, up to four players*** can compete locally in Five-Streak Battle or Three-Point Contest, and you can dribble, pass and score locally in two-on-two matches*** or online**.

This free update for Nintendo Switch Sports coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online, SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online: MATURE 17+ game collections Membership will automatically renew after the initial term at the then applicable price, unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online functions. Terms and conditions apply.

***Multiplayer mode may require additional accessories. Sold separately.

Most important features:

  • Swing, kick, nail and bowl your way to victory in six sports
  • Play football, volleyball, bowling, tennis, badminton and Chambara (sword game)
  • Motion controls get you moving and help you translate real-world actions into in-game movements
  • Use the leg strap accessory to kick the ball during a football shoot-out or, after a free update this summer, also at football matches
  • Play online** and challenge random opponents to earn in-game rewards such as clothing, gear and more, or reach the Pro League
  • Play locally* or online** with friends and family. In some sports, you and a friend can even team up on the same system to compete against other teams online
  • Golf is planned to be added this fall via a free update

Nintendo Switch Sports is available for Nintendo Switch for $39.99.

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