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Switch Sports UI UX

Nintendo Switch Sports developer Toshiki Otani recently posted an interesting blog about what it was like handling the UI and UX elements of the game. We also have a look at what seems to be different boxart (above) and logo designs (below) that were considered.

UI and UX elements are often overlooked when it comes to creating titles, and it’s especially important for Switch Sports given how it’s intended for people of all ages. Otani brought up aspects such as making the controls immediately easy to understand, cutting down on explanations, and more.

Here’s our full translation:

Nintendo Switch Sports update 1.4.0

A new update for Nintendo Switch Sports just went out, with players having access to version 1.4.0.

A couple of highlights of the patch involve items. First, if you collect all the currently available items, a collection of items that you did not complete before will become available once per week. Also, special items can be obtained “by fulfilling certain conditions.”

The full patch notes for the Nintendo Switch Sports version 1.4.0 update are as follows:

Nintendo Switch Sports icons Nintendo Switch Online

Original (1/9): A new game is being featured on Nintendo Switch Online for user icons, with members now able to obtain elements based on Nintendo Switch Sports.

The title will have several waves over the next few weeks. For the first round, there’s a focus on golf and sportsmates. As usual, you can nab icons for characters, backgrounds, and frames.

Switch Sports Mario Strikers Battle League 1.3.1

New updates have rolled out for Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario Strikers: Battle League, with both moving up to version 1.3.1.

We will say that these patches are fairly minor. With Mario Strikers, Nintendo and Next Level Games addressed an issue where Rainbow-colored ? Blocks would not appear during Strikers Club Season Matches. As for Nintendo Switch Sports, the game has received additional data for available items.

Nintendo Switch Sports update 1.3.0

Original: Nintendo Switch Sports has just gone live with its new version 1.3.0 update.

It goes without saying, but the main highlight is the inclusion of golf as a new sport (you may recall it was planned for the fall before being delayed to this holiday). All modes are supported, and there’s even a Shot Assist option for beginners. It’s also worth mentioning that LAN play is now supported.

The full patch notes for the Nintendo Switch Sports version 1.3.0 update are as follows:

Nintendo Switch Sports golf release date

The next update for Nintendo Switch Sports will go live next week and will add golf as a new sport, Nintendo has announced. All players will have access starting November 28, 2022.

Golf will feature 21 holes from the Wii Sports series. Local play is supported, and up to eight players can battle in the Survival Golf mode – whoever takes the most strokes each round is out.

Nintendo Switch Sports update 1.2.3

The second Nintendo Switch Sports update of the week has now gone live, and distribution of version 1.2.3 has started.

For those that aren’t keeping up with the situation, Nintendo’s patches this week are intended to address issues that started with version 1.2.1. With that update, cheaters were primarily being targeted. However, some players ended up encountering crashing issues once version 1.2.1 was installed. Due to the problems, online servers were even taken offline for a few days.

The official patch notes for the Nintendo Switch Sports version 1.2.3 update are as follows:

Nintendo Switch Sports update 1.2.2

The latest Nintendo Switch Sports update has gone live, with players now having access to version 1.2.2. The patch notes have also been shared, though they’re about what we expected.

As previously mentioned, Nintendo issued today’s update in order to address an issue that started last week with the last version of Switch Sports. After installing version 1.2.1, some players were encountering crashes in both online and local multiplayer matches. Nintendo went as far as to temporarily take down the online servers and stop distribution of the previous update. Another patch is following later in the week to ensure that the problems have been addressed for all players.

Below are the official patch notes for the Nintendo Switch Sports version 1.2.2 update:

Switch Sports crashes 1.2.1 pulled

Nintendo Switch Sports version 1.2.1 released this week, but it’s no longer available for download.

Soon after distribution of the patch started, some players encountered an error that causes the game to crash while a match was being loaded. This not only impacted online play, but offline modes as well.

Nintendo Switch Sports update 1.2.1

Nintendo Switch Sports has received a new update, and version 1.2.1 is now accessible. This follows version 1.2.0 which dropped at the end of July.

It seems that Nintendo is taking a stronger stance against cheaters and those who are performing actions that the company doesn’t approve of. This was one of the points mentioned in the patch notes. According to Nintendo, it will suspend online play “for violators of Nintendo’s Community Guidelines, including if we detect fraudulent behavior such as save data manipulation.”

The patch notes for the Nintendo Switch Sports version 1.2.1 update are as follows:

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