Harmonix has announced Super Beat Sports as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, a “labour of love” that sees aliens from a musical dimension descend upon our planet after becoming obsessed with Earth sports.
Without any guidance, they have adopted our fondness for athletics and have attempted to recreate the sports that entertain millions around the world.
Desperate to test out their new games, Earth’s finest are recruited to compete in five sporting competitions and, as sports and music prodigy Lil Slugger, you will join team earthling to show the aliens how it’s done.
That will see you look to set out to conquer a musical pentathlon comprised with five sports-themed mini games with an extraterrestrial twist.
Those are: Whacky Bat, where you must time your swings to the rhythm of the music to knock our your alien opponents one after another; the competitive multiplayer ball-bashing battler Buddy Ball, where aliens will serve the ball to you at differing speeds with mines thrown in to catch you out; Rhythm Racket, where you must protect your goal from rhythmic ricochets; Net Ball, where you must volley the ball back and forth to the beat; and Gobble Golf, that will challenge you to memorise musical patterns and swing at the right time at the matching famished alien to feed them.
Each sport has multiple tiers, medals to earn, and wacky sporting equipment and apparel to unlock, with players free to play alone, passing a Joy-Con to a friend to play together, or even enjoying local multiplayer across two Nintendo Switch consoles.
Super Beat Sports will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch in Fall 2017.