Initial Frustration Forces Nintendo to Rethink Their Plans for a Major Sequel

Published 06/08/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Among all the speculations surrounding a Nintendo Direct, a new report has managed to catch some attention. Nintendo was reportedly working on a sequel to their party game, 1-2 Switch. However, revelations regarding the sequel’s state after an internal test phase indicate massive uncertainty at this point.

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Many prominent leakers have now confirmed a high chance of a Nintendo Direct event next week. It is a popular event that fans majorly anticipate and depend on for upcoming releases. In fact, Nintendo has been hosting a June Direct event every year since 2017 to announce their plans. The popular publisher was possibly aiming to reveal the 1-2 Switch sequel in the upcoming Direct.

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1-2 Switch is a 2017 party game developed for Nintendo Switch. Although it satisfies some with its ability to fit into a party, many aren’t happy with the game’s price and mini-game variety. Moreover, it features only two-player mini games.

Nintendo strived to fix things with a sequel that reportedly supports a bigger collection of party games and 100 players in a lobby. However, the company’s plans went horribly wrong as the testers reported major disappointment with the game.

Will Nintendo release a 1-2 Switch sequel?

According to Fanbyte, the sequel to 1-2 Switch, called ‘Everybody’s 1-2 Switch’, reportedly comes with more interesting party games. Moreover, Everybody’s 1-2 Switch can also support up to 100 players in a lobby.

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Players can use their smartphones to connect to a host and participate in a mini-game. 1-2 Switch, on the other hand, supports only two players at a time with joy-con controllers.

Although the idea sounds great, the sequel failed to impress the play-testing group. Some reportedly couldn’t sit through rounds because everything felt very monotonous. The overall feedback was extremely negative. Following this review, Nintendo is now uncertain about Everybody’s 1-2 Switch’s immediate fate.

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Fanbyte’s report mentioned a possibility of the game being added to Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. Or, Nintendo could choose to fix the glaring issues and re-present the game to the groups. Either way, the company should be delaying its original plans surrounding Everybody’s 1-2 Switch.

Although the report has received a massive nod from fans and popular informants, Nintendo hasn’t yet confirmed any of the above. Hence, this report is speculation. However, a party game supporting 100 players, a host, simple mini-games, and mobile phones as controllers sounds promising. In fact, the video game giant can try to fix this mess and release Everybody’s 1-2 Switch, eventually.

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What do you think Nintendo should do? Would you play Everybody’s 1-2 Switch? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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