Everybody 1-2 Switch First Look Party Gets Crazy

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Nintendo has shared a video of its First Look Party for Everybody 1-2 Switch!, which is a “multiplayer mashup” that will release on Nintendo Switch later this month.

They had invited 16 content creators from around the world to check out the game at an event in Tokyo, Japan. That saw them compete in teams to blow up balloons, sprint on the spot to participate in relay races and flick throwing stars, before they are joined by another 84 players for elimination-style games like jumping over a virtual skipping rope.

This sequel to 1-2-Switch promises to let you “turn any occasion into a party,” inviting you to gather your family and friends “as you gather family and friends “for some hilarious horsing around.”

Whether using Joy-Con controllers or smart devices, you will split into teams and compete to earn points by winning a certain number of “weird and wonderful” minigames. The team with the most points will claim the glory.

Nintendo has outlined some of the game’s content as below:

  • Snap colourful photos in the real world with smart device cameras to match a trending colour in a game of Color Shoot
  • Work as a team to pump up a balloon as big as possible without popping it in Balloons
  • Put your teamwork to the ultimate test in a game of Ice Cream Parlor, where you’ll be keeping track of your customers’ next ice cream orders
  • Test your wits (and reaction time) by answering quickly in Quiz Show where the winner can be decided by mere milliseconds. You and your guests can even create and play custom quizzes, so let your personality shine!
  • Relax with a classic party game, Bingo Party, but with a new twist – playable on smart devices

The game’s reveal came nearly a year after a report emerged that playtesting groups had delivered a “brutal” verdict about the game, leaving Nintendo unsure whether to release it or not. That situation has now changed but is unclear what changes, if any, have been made since.

Everybody 1-2-Switch! will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 30 June 2023.

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