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Developers New Star Games, the BAFTA award-winning studio behind hit games like New Star Soccer, Retro Goal and Retro Bowl are bringing their new retro-styled racing game, New Star GP, to the Switch in March. Ahead of that release, the dev team are opening up on some features Switch owners will definitely be happy to see.

New Star GP packs in a ton of content, and that very much includes multiplayer elements. When it comes to Switch, players will get to enjoy a special setup that’ll let them enjoy split-screen multiplayer in a way other platforms can’t. Nintendo Life spoke to Design Director John Dennis to get the breakdown.

For the Switch version, we really wanted to take advantage of every console having two Joy-Con controllers, so the game has an alternative control setup for playing with a single Joy-Con. This means that two people can quickly take a Joy-Con each and hop straight into a split-screen game, so hopefully as many Switch players as possible get to experience how frantic it can be! The Switch is a great platform for doing extra fun things with the controller possibilities — for our previous games, Retro Bowl and Retro Goal, we made sure that you could play with Switch Online’s NES controllers — so we knew that having two players with a Joy-Con each was something which we absolutely had to include.

[Design Director, John Dennis]

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