Everybody-1-2-Switch announced, launches in June


Everybody-1-2-Switch, a sequel to 1-2-Switch, has been surprise announced by Nintendo. It’s out on 30 June.


Fans of batty party games, rejoice: Nintendo has made the surprising announcement that there’s a sequel to 1-2-Switch on the way, called Everybody 1-2-Switch. There isn’t long to wait, either – the piece of entertainment software will launch on 30 June.

“Mix up your next get-together with the Everybody 1-2-Switch game,” Nintendo’s jolly press release reads (thanks, Nintendo Life). “Grab some Joy-Con controllers or smart devices for team-based games that are easy to set up and feature everything from balloons to aliens, and more! People at your next party can get moving and show off their teamwork in this multiplayer mashup.”

The original 1-2-Switch was one of the Nintendo Switch’s earliest launch titles, and felt like a genetic splicing between the physical movements of Wii Sports and the anarchic mini-games of the WarioWare series. One of the most surreal sights at a Switch pre-launch event in 2017 was that of a pair of PR people, dressed in farmers’ outfits, making frantic jerking movements as they pretended to milk an invisible cow.

Curiously, beyond the mention of balloons and aliens, Nintendo hasn’t described any of the minigames included in Everybody-1-2-Switch. In fact, the whole announcement feels a bit odd; its reveal took the form of a single tweet from Nintendo of America’s account, and there’s no accompanying trailer at the time of writing. It’s as though Nintendo developed the game, forgot about it, then suddenly realised there was some promotion to do before the end of June.

At any rate, Everybody-1-2-Switch is already available to pre-order, and if you need a few extra Joy-Con to hand out to your party guests, Nintendo’s also surprise-announced a new batch of these devices, too. These come in a range of fetching pastel colours, like Cath Kidston tea towels.

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