Nintendo Switch Sports, a spiritual successor to Wii Sports, will let players create and play with unique avatars. But that doesn’t mean Miis are going anywhere.
In Nintendo Switch Sports, players can create a Sports Mate, a detailed avatar they can create and customize. But in the original Wii Sports, players were able to use Miis as their athletic counterparts. Well, they still can in Nintendo Switch Sports.
In the official Nintendo Switch Sports overview trailer, Nintendo detailed the process of creating a Sports Mate. But for the fans of Miis, you can still use your custom avatar, though their head will be attached to a slightly more detailed body as you can see in the image below.
You might want to create a Sports Mate.
Jokes aside, it’s nice that the upcoming Nintendo Switch Sports will have the option of using either a Sports Mate or Mii avatar.
Though not a direct sequel, Nintendo Switch Sports will bring various, motion-controlled sports minigames to the Switch. Nintendo will also be adding new sports games post-launch with golf planned for Fall 2022.
Wii Sports was an iconic game for the Wii-era and popularized Nintendo’s home system. Nintendo followed up with Wii Sports Resort which utilized the added accuracy of the Wii Motion Plus for even more games. Check out our review for Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort here.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.