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Nintendo announces 1-2-Switch, a game 'everyone can play together,' for Nintendo Switch

1-2-Switch takes a Wii Sports-like approach to letting you experiment with the many functions of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con peripheral.

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At tonight's Nintendo Switch presentation, Nintendo unveiled 1-2-Switch, a game for multiple players that can be played without a screen. To play, each player uses a Joy-Con peripheral and watches each other, rather than a display, to "wait to see them do something unexpected."

It seems like 1-2 Switch might be the "Wii Sports" of the Nintendo Switch. Each mini-game uses the Joy-Con in a unique and different way. One game might use the motion controls, one might use the HD rumble, and another may use the IR Motion Camera. There will be wild-west duels, a copy-cat dance-off mode, table tennis, cow-milking competitions, and more.

1-2 Switch might be the first hit party game for Nintendo's new system. It will be a Nintendo Switch launch title when the system releases on 3/3/17.

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      January 12, 2017 10:06 PM

      I give credit for Nintendo continuing to try to push what gaming is, and can be. Once again, they came up with something new. But, this should have been a pack-in like they did with the Wii to help show off the controller. Making it a separate game will really lower the appeal. Granted it's like the only other title besides Zelda that's available at launch. I don't see anyone needing to preorder this.

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        January 12, 2017 10:31 PM

        Yeah I'm surprised it's not a pack-in.

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        January 12, 2017 10:40 PM

        I agree. Maybe they will have a bundle this holiday?

        After they get all of us early adopting suckers!

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          January 12, 2017 10:45 PM

          Free games come with the paid online sub like Sony and Microsoft, how much you want to bet this is included day 1?

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          January 12, 2017 10:49 PM

          Just got done pre-ordering!

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        January 12, 2017 11:42 PM

        It totally should have been a pack-in. I love that they're pushing haptic feedback in the controllers but this would be such a great bundled demo for the technology.