Nintendo has just revealed a new piece of software for the Nintendo Switch entitled 1-2-Switch.
The multi-player title is based around a series of mini-games which, unusually, require you to watch the reactions of the other human player rather than look at the screen itself.
An example given during the Nintendo Switch presentation was a Wild Gunman-style mini-game, where you attempt to out-gun your rival. The mini-game focus calls to mind the WarioWare series, which is no bad thing. 1-2-Switch will launch alongside the console on March 3rd.
What do you make of this concept? Let us know with a comment.
It looked like a interesting concept. To me it a mix of Wario ware meets wii sports
Leave it to Nintendo to counteract mainstream's intense fetishization of graphics by using the highest resolution platform available: reality.
When I saw someone in the comments mentioning this game (before the presentation) I thought they were joking due to the name. Seems like they were actuually corect @[email protected]
Seems like a fun lil game... weird thing to lead the presentation with though
No one was expecting any kind of focus on motion control games or catering to the casual crowd. Very surprising.
This looked utterly rubbish.
feel like again, same as arms, should've been a pack in, the Wii Party for the switch is what i'm getting the vibes of.
saying that, trash like carnival games sold over a million so i reckon casuals will pick it up.
is it weird that if it had a warioware gloss of paint i would consider it?
I'm so disappointed. There were no confirmed games for launch. What's the point of buying? And what the hell have they been doing for 2 years? Because they haven't been releasing Wii U games I'll tell you that.
Wow. So disappointed. So so disappointed.
@Galactus_33 shouldn't have gotten your hopes up so high.
This game looks pretty good, reminds me of some Pokémon Mini games that were super addictive.
@Galactus_33 I'm thinking Nintendo is going to reveal the launch lineup in the Treehouse videos. It would make sense as the full launch lineup would always be different in each territory. Still.. they SHOULD have made more of when we'd find out.
Aaaaaaaaand we have the counterpart to NintendoLand.
A game that, for the record, I do own but I still have to try out. In 2017.
Really smart and inventive!
But you know what? I want to play video games........ I do appreciate them Upending the Tea Table in such a bold and concise way!! I personally do not want to play it (or especially pay for it)
I might try it out once if it's free pack-in software, but there's no way I'm paying actual money for this.
@Ralizah if it's a pack in I'll feed it to my lawn mower
Again, reminds me a lot of Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party. Except pushed even further from utilizing the screen, heh.
Bet this is a pack in. It's no Mario, but it looks good honestly.
@J-Fox If you know Nintendo, this shouldn't have come as a surprise. Nintendo might be done with the Wii Brand, but the philosophy and technology it introduced to gaming still remains within the company, and it's not going away anytime soon.
This and ARMS as pack ins i'm absolutely fine with.
People bought Wiis to play Wii sports.
People didn't give a damn about Nintendoland.
Will people buy Switches to play this?
I don't think so.
I like quirky games like this so color me excited.
Personally I found the whole presentation of this game confusing (stuttering video probably didn't help).
I reserve my judgement.
Interesting concept. Should be a pack-in game though. Wouldn't spend any money on it.
An Unique gameplay. But I still confused about ignore the screen. What is that means ? What is the point if I shake Joy Con without seeing the gameplay on screen ?
Oh, well. Better wait on Treehouse presentation.
I don't really care about this game.
It looks fun for a few minutes.
I've watched it back twice and I still don't really understand the concept of this game if I'm honest
At first I thought it was a new Wild Gunman,instead it's just a casual party game.Even more casual than Wii Sports.
This is the kind of game that even if it was a pack in, I wouldn't try out, much less try to play it with my friends when I invite them over.
Wii Sports and Nintendo Life had a cute charm with the Miis, this looks terrible!
Looks stupid. Why do you want to look at your enemy's reaction when it's all about pulling the trigger first for the quick-draw one. Looking a your enemy's first movement will just guarantee they will have a head start and therefore a higher advantage to win.
If someone can actually explain how this makes sense at all, Ill highly appreciate but until then, I am never going to pick this up if it isnt free unless I find it somewhere for maybe $5
Nice to see Nintendo doing their own Red Dead Redemption game.
@AlexSora89 go play it now. NintendoLand is awesome. It's my go-to party game for casual-gamer friends, and there's some pretty challenging medals to earn for serious gamers. The Zelda, Metroid and DK mini-games are fantastic. Just don't expect much of the solo-only games.
Which, sadly, would make most of that game's playtime in my case.
As simple as it looks, this was the one game that I really want to try. If it works as well as the showed it working in the trailer, then I could see this game being a lot of fun at gatherings.
This would have been really great bundled with the console
@AlexSora89 fair enough
I'll try to give it a whirl when friends come over at my place, but there simply are other experiences that are pretty much set. Splatoon, New Super Mario Bros. U, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Smash 4... I found NintendoLand for a bargain price, but it was way too late. Simple as that. It just never occurred to play it, and sadly most games are stuck with a multiplayer-only status. So... yeah.
Everything about this game is fun... except the price.
@gaga64 Always good to see some love thrown towards Nintendo Land. Probably my favorite experience on Wii U when all is said and done.
I've had a lot of fun playing "Bumpies Party" a game that's already been out for 3 years on the wiiU. I really don't see anything fresh here from Nintendo. In fact bumpy manages to cover over twenty something games for up to eight players. 1,2,3 switch looks more like a demo compared to that game.
...Nintendo land deserves all the love it gets, as shallow as the games are they are really fun and there are some great 5 player local games in there.
@Anti-Matter If your curious about what its like playing a game like this check out the Bumpies Party videos. Its weird the first time you start playing video games with using a visual interface but it can work really well. I imagine the similarities between that game and this and Nintendo quality would work really well. You listen for audio ques, feel for vibrations and it uses motion control and even the camera to make them work as games. Really fun at parties just like the old Warioware games.
I don't think many people will go out and buy this title, but mabey if they release it as a budget eshop title like Warioware Snapped on the DSi it could do OK.
I have watched from Switch presentation at Japan and now I understand. Basically like Warioware but emphasis on Joy Con. One of Mini games that catch my attention was Eating Burger (I don't really remember the name). Gosh...the AR Camera can detect my mouth movement. Quite interesting, but better that game bundled as Freebies. For me, 1 2 Switch is like Appertizer game, game that better played together for short period time, not worthed to be played alone and long time like AAA games (Main Dish).
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