Nintendo has released a series of six commercials in Japan featuring the upcoming Nintendo Switch Sports title, and each one features a different sport from the game.
Not only do the ads feature the six sports that can be played in Nintendo Switch Sports, but each ad shows gamers of different ages enjoying the game together. It’s actually incredibly wholesome, and they manage to explain all the different ways to play just by looking at how players interact with the game.
In the first ad, which you can watch below, a group of friends are playing doubles tennis. Two of them are in the same room while the other two are together in a different place. You can see how they use Joy-Con motion control to swing their tennis racquets in-game.
In the next commercial below, two young boys are featured. Looks like they are playing online in two different places and challenging each other in chambara. You can see how they tilt their Joy-Con, and a boy presses his power-up at the right time to get a knockout
The next ad features a man and his granddaughter bowling together. This one is perhaps the sane one of them all, as you can see the grandma and the mother in a broadcast video call so they can each see the other player. Bowling in Nintendo Switch Sports brings this family together.
In this next ad, a young boy uses the extra leg strap to kick a soccer ball into the goal. Afterwards, her father tries to do the same and completely fails. It’s pretty adorable, and you can watch this one below.
The penultimate ad below shows two women in the same room (possibly a woman and her older mother) playing volleyball against each other. You can see the older of the two really get into it, jumping up to sting the ball into play.
Finally, the latest ad features two girls playing badminton against each other online. They volley back and forth until one of them manages to score a point. You can see at the end how they’re also on a video call together while playing, showing that physical distancing can’t stop them from having fun together.
If you’re undecided about buying Nintendo Switch Sports, which releases later this month on April 29, these ads might help you decide. Although the game can be played solo, the advertisement definitely seems to encourage playing with family and friends.