The Wii is one of Nintendo's biggest success stories in the home gaming market since the NES, and much of its success derived from its casual appeal, with motion controls that tied well into games such as Wii Sports.
Now, the company seems to be trying to recreate that success with Go Vacation, a new title for its Nintendo Switch console. In fact, the game seems to be carried over from the Wii itself, where it was released originally in 2011. Though the Wii release was handled by Bandai Namco (at the time called Namco Bandai), Nintendo seems to be handling the publishing for the Switch version.
Here's a rundown of the content in the game:
- Kawawii Island is a paradise resort with 50+ co-op and competitive activities
- Explore four huge paradise resorts: Marine, City, Snow, and Mountain on horseback, underwater, or a variety of other vehicles
- Enjoy leisure activities like scuba diving, horseback riding, and sea fishing
- Try out extreme sports like skydiving, surfing, and skateboarding
- Compete to be the best at a variety of other fun activities like skiing, beach volleyball, and tennis
- Up to 4 players* on one system or local wireless**, with variety of control styles, including motion control
- Share a Joy-Con™ controller with a friend for instant multiplayer fun
- The Joy-Con™ Wheel accessory is optional for steering vehicles (sold separately)
- Customize your character with outfits and choose a dog companion from various breeds
- Daily presents include new breeds of dogs or costumes
- Daily challenges appear in sets of three across the island
The Nintendo Switch version also includes some new content over the original release, including:
- Marine & Mountain fishing with 30+ species of fish
- 40+ types of animals to photograph and store in your in-game photo collection
- Find boxes filled with rewards dropped by a plane
The first year of Nintendo's Switch saw the release of critically acclaimed titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, which were aimed at gaming enthusiasts, and that strategy has shown good results for the company.
In 2018, Nintendo is looking to broaden its offerings on the Switch with unique concepts such as Nintendo Labo, and it's not entirely surprising to see the company bet on a formula that worked so well in the past too. Go Vacation is set to release on July 27.
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)