Nintendo SwitchPreviews

1-2 Switch Preview

Gorilla Trailer
Updated 3/2/17


Free Dance Trailer
Updated 3/1/17


Boxing Gym & Air Guitar Trailers
Updated 2/25/17


[Updated on 2/21/17 – 2 UK Ads]:


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All 18 Videos Compiled Into One:


[Updated 2/7/17 – Japanese Event Footage]:


[Updated 1/15/17 – Treehouse Live Gameplay Footage]:


[Original Preview]:

Whenever Nintendo debuts a new system with a unique controller it must also release a game collection that shows off said controller. With the Wii we got Wii Sports and with Wii U there was Nintendoland. This time around, Nintendo has developed a truly unique and wacky game that doesn’t even require the players to look at the TV or the Switch screen. Yeah, did we mention this one is weird?



It’s called 1-2 Switch and it will have you duking it out with your friend or family member across a variety of games. These can vary from wild west pistol duels to cow-milking competitions. Yep, sounds like a Mario Party or Warioware game in the making.

1-2 Switch makes full use of the Switch’s detachable controllers, called Joy-Cons. These wireless controllers feature HD Rumble, which allows users to actually fell precise vibrations to imitate real-life functionality. In the Switch Presentation video, Nintendo demonstrated how just by rattling the Joy-Con you will be able to tell if there’s one ice cube, two ice cubes, and even three, as the vibrations make it feel like the objects are rolling around inside the controller.



This is going to be one of those instances where I’ll have to reserve judgement until I get to try it out for myself. It seems a bit out there, even for me. But, I’m willing to give it a shot! 1-2 Switch comes out alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.


This is the first Nintendo video game in which players compete in fun activities while staring into each other’s eyes instead of at the TV screen. From Wild West gunslinging to copying each other’s dance moves, the games in 1-2-Switchmake creative use of a broad variety of Nintendo Switch features to liven up parties with anyone, anywhere, at any time. 1-2-Switch will be available alongside the Nintendo Switch system on its launch day in March.

Throw an impromptu party anywhere with anyone thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen! Bring the action and fun into the real world as you face off in wild-west duels, cow-milking competitions, a copycat dance-off, and more. Each game takes advantage of the Joy-Con controller features of the Nintendo Switch system in different ways. While the action unfolds off- screen, the audience watches the players themselves instead of the screen. That makes it as hilarious to watch as it is to play – an instant party amplifier!


  • Face-to-Face Play – Look at your friends rather than the screen as you compete in a new style of video game party full of fast and fun face-to-face games. Stare down your opponent in a wild-west duel, mimic your opponent’s poses in a copycat dance-off, or rally for victory in a heated table tennis face-off.

  • Anywhere with anyone – Bring fun and surprise to barbecues, house parties, or wherever you travel by using the built-in stand of the Nintendo Switch system. The Nintendo Switch system comes bundled with a pair of Joy-Con controllers, allowing the party to start with just one system and the game for instant multiplayer fun.

  • Intuitive and simple controls using Joy-Con features – Simple rules make it easy for anyone to play and fun for everyone to watch. Each player holds a single Joy-Con, and different games use different controller features, such as motion control, HD rumble, or the IR Motion Camera.



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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