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WATCH: John Cena, Who Turns 45 Today, Becomes a Kid Again While Enhancing Nintendo Switch’s Legacy

Published 04/23/2022, 2:01 PM EDT

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John Cena is probably the jack of all trades, given the number of things that he does. From being a wrestling champion in WWE to giving some of the best performances on screen, he has done it all. It’s his birthday today and we have an amazing video that will show his inner gamer side!

John Cena had made a stunning appearance on The Ellen Show and had shown off his amazing Mandarin skills. He was there at the show promoting his then movie ‘Bumblebee’ and randomly went up to promote some of the brands before Christmas.

Let’s find out what he did in that show back then and which Switch games he promoted.


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John Cena shows his hidden gamer side as he promotes Switch games

In the above video, we can note that John Cena is very much pleased to promote his movie whilst the month of Winter festivities and Christmas. He shows off his Mandarin-speaking skills and woos everyone, including Ellen herself! She was very much amazed when Cena called her beautiful in Mandarin. Furthermore, he goes on to announce the winter festivities promotions in style in Mandarin.

Cena started with the promotion of Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch, which is an amazing party game to play with your family.


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The game offers 20 mini-games in total where players can hit home runs, pile the highest stack of cakes, and take horses to race till the finish.

The game was a financial success, despite mixed reviews from major gaming websites and journalists. To date, the Wii and DS versions of the game have sold over 7 million copies, making it the third best-selling third-party game on the Wii, according to the NPD Group.

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The game received a Metacritic score of 56 out of 100 based on 27 reviews. GameSpot gave it a 4.5 out of 10 ratings, Nintendo Power rated it a 7 out of 10, IGN gave it a 6.5 out of 10 ratings, and GameTrailers gave it a 7.3 out of 10 ratings. Albeit, the Official Nintendo Magazine gave it just 38%.

What do you think of this amazing move by John Cena? Let us know in the comments below.



Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar