Nintendo Switch Sports volleyball

These are the 6 games included in Nintendo Switch Sports

By Olivia Richman


Apr 11, 2022

Reading time: 3 min

Nintendo Switch Sports is the highly anticipated sequel to Wii Sports which will arrive in April 2022.

The game will bring back everything fans loved about the original title but with some flashy upgrades, including a Leg Strap feature and Sportsmates in place of Miis. But what sports are in Nintendo Switch Sports?

Nintendo Switch Sports is arriving with six classic games:

  • Badminton
  • Bowling
  • Chambara
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Will there be golf in Nintendo Switch Sports?

Nintendo has already announced that there will be updates coming in the summer and fall of 2022. These free updates will bring football first and then golf near the end of the year. This is already a highly anticipated update to the yet-to-be-released game since golf was one of the favorites in Wii Sports.

Which sports are included in Nintendo Switch Sports?

At launch, Nintendo Switch Sports will have six games available for players. This includes a mix of games that were previously included in Wii Sports as well as new ones. There are several notable omissions including the removal of baseball as well as the fact that golf won’t be included at launch. The diversity of the games on tap does set it apart from Wii Sports Resort and the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con technology should make for an improvement on existing games.

1. Volleyball

Switch Sports’ version of volleyball allows you to serve, bump, set, spike, and block with a Joy-Con in your hand. Volleyball can be played 2v2 for dynamic teamwork, including the ability to do a supercharged spike.

2. Tennis

Doubles matches are back! You can do a topspin, backspin, or lob depending on how you style your swing. This is the perfect game for competitive duos that want to take on friends, family, or anyone else.

3. Badminton

Not to be confused with tennis, badminton uses a shuttlecock instead of a ball to create slower and higher arching serves. You can hit the shuttlecock with a left or right swing, perform drop shots, and use a powerful smash shot. This is often enjoyed in a 1v1 format, making the competition a bit more intense.

4. Bowling

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One of the favorites from Wii Sports is brought back, now with a bit more flair. Roll straight to the pins or even aim for a curve in a classic bowling competition. You can even add obstacles to create an entirely new experience. This should make the classic even more replayable than before.

5. Soccer

Soccer can be played as a 1v1 duel or pair up with friends for four-on-four action. With kicks and diving headers, you can score goals with the Joy-Con’s motion sensors either in your hand or strapped to your leg. The leg version is called Shoot Out, making your Sportsmate respond to your kicks. Every goal amps up the challenge.

6. Chambara

Nintendo Switch Sports Chambara

Slash, guard, and counter in this sword-based sport. You can even build up and release powerful attacks or wield two swords. The goal? Knock your opponent off the platform and into the water below. The Joy-Con technology should make this much better than the Swordplay game of Wii Sports Resort.


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