Nintendo has announced a free summer update for their Wii Sports successor, Nintendo Switch Sports, set to be released on July 26th, 2022 at 6:00 PM PST. The update will add Leg Strap functionality to Football matches, new moves for Volleyball, and new Ranks for Pro League. There is still no word on when Golf will be added to the game, but as far as we know it’s still due out sometime this fall.
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.*
See this right here is a great example of what I mentioned before about Nintendo releasing games half-baked. This game was revealed 5 months ago. The leg strap functionality for football was shown off then. Golf was announced and shown off then as well, yet it still has no confirmed release date. The leg strap was included with the physical game, 3 months after launch, and it's only now of any use. We're well on a very slippery slope.