Kick summer into gear with a free Nintendo Switch Sports update, out July 26! – News

Hopefully you’ve been kicking back and having fun with Nintendo Switch Sports for the Nintendo Switch system. Whether you enjoy Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton or Chambara, there’s nothing like the triumph of victory… or the motivation to persevere gained from a few close calls!

Beginning July 26 at 6:00 pm PT, a free software update will be available that kicks things up a notch and adds a number of new features to the game. You’ll be able to turn your real-life kicks into powerful in-game actions in full Soccer matches, pull off fancy new moves in Volleyball and even reach for higher ranks in the Pro League!

Ready to lace up your metaphorical cleats for Spocco Square after applying the update? In Four-on-Four and One-on-One Soccer matches you’ll be able to use a Joy-Con controller and a Leg Strap accessory (included in the physical version of the game, and also available to purchase separately in the My Nintendo Store and at select retailers). Use a kicking motion in real life and the game will transform your movements into in-game actions. Likewise, you can also move your hands, just like you’re jogging in place, to dash in the game. If you play this way, your in-game kicks will be more powerful.

This new update for the Nintendo Switch Sports game isn’t just for Leg Strap players, though. You may want to try pulling off fancy new moves for Volleyball – the Slide Attack and Rocket Serve. Make your spikes even more unpredictable or catch your opponents by surprise right from the start of the match!

Plus, have you already brought your “A game” to the competition? With this update you can reach for even greater heights when you play online* in the Pro League with the addition of the new S Rank and Rank. When you aren’t spiking, swinging or striking for the new ranks in random matchmaking, you’ll be able to easily join Friend Matches using Room IDs.*

For more information regarding the update contents, keep an eye on the news section of the game’s website. You’ll also want to stay tuned for more news in the future about this fall’s free content update – practice your swing and get ready for Golf!

And always remember the bowling pin philosophy of life … it’s not how many times you get knocked down that matters. What’s important is getting back up for that next game!

* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.