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Nintendo Switch: 1-2-Switch Samurai Training Gameplay Video

Watch this video in which our team make like samurai in 1-2-Switch’s Samurai Training mode.


Nintendo’s 1-2-Switch is Nintendo’s way of acclimating and highlighting the new features of their latest system. One of the many mini-games available in 1-2-Switch is the Samurai Training mode. In Samurai Training two players face-off, one is tasked to swing a sword, and the other is tasked to catch it.

Instead of facing the screen, 1-2-Switch’s Samurai Training puts you face-to-face. Both players hold one Joy-Con Controller and utilize its motion sensing tech to play. You can see Asif and Steve repping Shacknews at the Nintendo Switch Reveal Event. They show that this new gameplay involving facing away from the screen is tremendous fun, and 1-2-Switch is sure to be a smash at parties.

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    January 15, 2017 4:07 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Nintendo Switch: 1-2 Switch Samurai Training Gameplay Video

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      January 15, 2017 4:35 PM

      50$. Nintendo is shameless with not including that 'demo'.

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        January 15, 2017 10:38 PM

        This really should have been packed in...

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          January 15, 2017 10:58 PM

          I'm gonna disagree because I don't want anything to do with it. They should have canceled it and put the development time into making Arms a launch title or just sell it for $5 - $10 as a digital download. $50 is outrageous. It's gonna bomb harder than Federation Force.

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      January 16, 2017 12:28 AM

      This is some kind of experimental indie game, not something you should be launching a console with.

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      January 16, 2017 1:34 AM

      Wii Play was $30, wasn't it? I forget. Anyway, this is the wii play for the switch!

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        January 16, 2017 1:44 AM

        Wii Sports was packed in, and this is $50. This could have been that, to show off more uses for the device than what people expect from normal gaming systems, like Sports did for the Wii. I'm surprised it's not included because it doesn't really look like there's a whole lot to it.

        If there were dozens and dozens of mini games ala Wario Ware or Rhythm Heaven then that's different. They haven't shown very much, so it's hard to say how varied it is.

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