Don’t miss out on the Nintendo Switch Sports play test!

Nintendo Switch Sports is an intriguing prospect, even if it does not have the same magical ring to it as Wii Sports did in the past. What will be the outcome of this evolution? What are the chances of it succeeding?

Are we still as interested in bowling with our friends and family in 2022 as we are today? In addition, who is going to enforce the use of controller straps for all of the clumsy, prone to slipping players in the audience?

Nintendo Switch Sports

Time will tell how well it worked out. Despite the fact that Nintendo Switch Sports won't be available until April 29, the company has scheduled an online playtest for the game this weekend.

Although it's possible that you missed that announcement during Nintendo's jam-packed Direct presentation (I kinda did! ), here's the lowdown on the dates, times, and content that will be included in the playtest, as well as some curious “wait, what?” caveats.

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How to participate in the Nintendo Switch Sports Playtest

  • The fact that this is an “online” playtest necessitates a Nintendo Switch Online subscription — only the basic plan, as opposed to the more expensive Expansion Pack tier — in order to participate.
  • In order to participate in the Nintendo Switch Sports playtest, you must request a free code. This is a zero-point test. My Nintendo reward for completing the missions in North America, Europe, Oceania, and Japan
  • Following the receipt of your My Nintendo code, you can use it to redeem your purchase on this Switch eShop redemption page.
  • It is possible to download Nintendo Switch Sports early and choose your own avatar — there are several pre-made characters available in the playtest, but customization is not available at this time.

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Which games are included

Nintendo Switch Sports

  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Chambara (swordplay)

When you can play

  • Friday, February 18
    • 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. PST
  • Saturday, February 19
    • 3:00 a.m. – 3:45 a.m. PST
    • 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PST
    • 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. PST
  • Sunday, February 20
    • 3:00 a.m. – 3:45 a.m. PST

What else you should know about Nintendo Switch Sports

  • Despite the fact that there are Single Player and Two Player options in the menu, online matches in this playtest are with random players rather than with friends.
  • In this particular playtest, the Nintendo Switch Lite is incompatible with the system.
  • The save data from the playtest will not be carried over to the full game when it launches in April.
  • “By downloading and participating in the Nintendo Switch Sports Online Play Test, you agree not to publicly share any details from this online playtest, including on your social media channels.” It's a strange policy, and we'll have to wait and see how Nintendo enforces it.

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Is it possible to have too many obstacles? To be honest, I think you have to really enjoy Nintendo's take on tennis, bowling, or, yes, chambara in order for this to be worth your while. Otherwise, you're just wasting a valuable portion of your weekend evening energy that can't be replaced.

However, it's possible that your time zone is more appropriate. In case the timing doesn't work out, I'll prepare for the playtest just in case. But there's no guarantee that the timing will work out. If that's the case, that's great.

Nintendo Switch Sports' full version will also include soccer, volleyball, badminton, and eventually golf, which will be added to the game as part of a free update later this fall.

Final Words

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