Nintendo announces the latest HD Rumble technology and utilizing it is a new game set to launch, 1 2 Switch!
We were expecting Nintendo to share with us a set of new games to be available for the Switch and although that list wasn’t as big as I wanted it to be, the lineup didn’t fail to impress. The first game to be unveiled exclusively for the Switch is 1 2 Switch.
Unlike traditional games where you sit in front of a screen and play with your controller, 1 2 Switch can be played without even having access to a screen. In 1 2 Switch, players will have the possibility to fully enjoy the expressiveness the HD Rumble technology has to offer. The tech is set and comes built-in the Joy-Con, that way, two players can experience the game on the same device. 1 2 Switch is a great way to test your reflexes.
In the trailer, posted above, we always see a pair of players battling against one another in a series of fun ‘mini’ games. For example, one of the games requires the player to click first in order to win (in a wild west scenario). The player that clicks the fastest is declared the winner. Of course, there are many other ‘mini’ games offered in 1 2 Switch. While some are played using the Switch screen as a cue, others will reply on the HD Rumble technology instead. That said, it isn’t mandatory to use a screen.
On stage, Nintendo shared that 1 2 Switch was built to utilize the new HD Rumble tech, but also to create an environment where it is easier to communicate, meet new players and make friends. It is also a great game to bring at parties. Nintendo has often promoted social interactions and with the Nintendo Switch, it will only be easier!
Nintendo confirmed that 1 2 Switch is scheduled for launch exclusively for the Switch on March 3, 2017, as a launch title. Stay tuned for more information!