Nintendo announced that Everybody 1-2 Switch will launch on June 30 for Nintendo Switch. The game is a follow-up to 2017’s 1-2 Switch.
While there weren’t many specific details about the kinds of multiplayer mini-games it’ll have, the eShop listing says that it’ll involve wacky objects like balloons and aliens. Players can use both Joy-Con controllers and smart devices to play. Additionally, many of the mini-games have different variations to change up the rules or add extra challenges.
For those who want to use a compatible smart device, a Nintendo account is required, as well as internet access. Only certain mini-games are available in smart device mode and players must be in the same room to play them.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 2, 2023
There were also new Joy-Con colors revealed, including pastel pink, pastel green, pastel purple, and pastel yellow.
Back in July 2022, Fanbyte reported that Everybody 1-2 Switch was in development, but the current crop of mini-games didn’t test well internally. Playtests allegedly concluded that the mini-games were boring, like Bingo and a Musical Chairs-type game.
Nintendo was also reportedly considering charging $60 for Everybody 1-2 Switch, but the eShop lists it for $30.
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