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Nintendo Switch Sports, announced during last month’s Nintendo Direct presentation as a successor to the 2006 smash hit Wii Sports, has a variety of new sports categories not seen in its predecessor. As well as the returning Bowling and Tennis games (with Golf confirmed to arrive in a future update), the reveal trailer showed us Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton, and Chambara. If a recent finding within the game’s data is anything to go by, we may also see Basketball and Dodgeball added to this list.

Twitter user @Wipeoutjack7 shared code with text references to both sports. As the user speculates, it could simply be remnants of content that was scrapped during the game’s development process, but it may also possibly hint at Basketball and Dodgeball arriving in future updates.



Last month, Nintendo held Online Play Test sessions for the game, allowing users to participate in games of Tennis, Bowling, and Chambara via online matchmaking.

Nintendo Switch Sports will launch exclusively Nintendo Switch on April 29th, 2022. Physical copies of the game will include a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Leg Strap Accessory for use with Soccer. If you’re looking to secure a copy of the game ahead of its release, be sure to check our handy pre-order guide.


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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!