Nintendo Switch Sports was recently released for the Nintendo Switch console and as a variety of sports games, it has a very low amount of content to enjoy. With only six games available at launch, and with only one additional sport to be released as DLC this fall (Golf Mode), there’s not a lot of value to complete this package as a whole. However, it looks like data miners have discovered that Nintendo Switch Sports may receive more than one additional DLC update in the future.
In a Posting on Twitter made by “Jack” (@Wipeoutjack7), the user discovered some interesting filenames hidden in the game files and mentioned discovering two sports: basketball and dodgeball. While it’s very possible that these are two sports modes that were planned at some point but never left the development stage, it’s also very possible that these are spaces reserved for new modes that may be available sometime after the fall golf mode update.
Another interesting thing found while mining Switch Sports, the game references both “Basketball” and “Dodgeball” alongside the other playable sports. Could very well just be scrapped content, but maybe a potential future update? pic.twitter.com/mJb4SbaYM4
— Jack (@Wipeoutjack7) March 2, 2022
Adding more sports modes to the game is pretty much a welcome request, as current game modes are currently lacking. Even though the game contains six games compared to the five found in the original Wii Sports, three of those games, Volleyball, Tennis, and Badminton, mechanically play the same when using the Joycons. Of course, compared to Wii Sports Resort, which offers more than 16 different game modes, the value that Nintendo Switch Sports seemed even less than before.
While being able to unlock new in-game outfits every week is a nice touch, there definitely needs to be a bit more to see and do in Nintendo Switch Sports, so if Nintendo manages to release at least a few more game modes, maybe -being one per season would give players plenty of reasons to return to the game.
Nintendo Switch Sports is now available for the Nintendo Switch.