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Sports Story update 1.0.5

Sidebar Games is cooking up another update for Sports Story, and the game is expected to move up to version 1.0.5.

More tinkering is being done with the game’s secret dev room. On top of that, various bugs and fixes are planned.

The full patch notes for the Sports Story version 1.0.5 update are as follows:

Sports Story update 1.0.4

Sidebar Games has readied the latest update for Sports Story, and version 1.0.4 is now live.

Once again, various issues have been addressed. Access to the game’s secret dev room has also been blocked off.

The official patch notes are as follows:

Sports Story update

Original (12/31): Sidebar Games is wrapping up a new update for Sports Story that will soon be in the hands of players.

The title just released a few days ago, but players have encountered some issues. This upcoming update is intended to address problems that players have reported since launch.

The full patch notes for the upcoming Sports Story update are as follows:

Sports Story gameplay

A bunch of gameplay has been made available for Sports Story. Three years after it was announced, the title made it to Switch today.

Here’s an overview with more information:

Sports Story launch

The wait for Sports Story is over, as the game is finally launching on Switch today.

Sidebar Games recently confirmed that its latest title would be available sometime this month. The studio thankfully followed through on its promise, delivering the game just before the end of the year.

Sports Story release date

Many fans have been waiting for Sports Story, and it turns out that the project isn’t very far off. It’ll launch this December, Sidebar Games revealed during today’s Indie World Showcase.

Sports Story is the follow-up to Golf Story, which received a lot of attention on Switch in 2017. Sidebar Games originally hoped to have the new title out in mid-2020, but it ended up seeing a delay.

Here’s an overview of the game:

golf story switch online game trial jp

The Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial program is still going strong, and Nintendo has announced that Golf Story is the next featured game in Japan. It can be played entirely for free between January 7 and January 14. Additionally, all progress carries over to the full version.

A sale is planned as well. Golf Story will be available at a 33 percent discount between January 7 and January 23.

Sports Story

You might be wondering about the status of Sports Story, the sequel to Golf Story. Outside of the game being indefinitely delayed last August, there hasn’t been much news.

The good news is that Sidebar Games has made considerable progress since then. On Twitter, the developer said that “everything is coming together now.” It also sounds like we can expect more regular updates – starting with the screenshot of Wall Bounders above.

Sports Story does not have a release date at this time. Check out our interview that we shared shortly after the original announcement here.


Sports Story

Sports Story, the next game from Golf Story developer Sidebar Games, has been delayed.

Sports Story was originally expected in Switch in mid 2020. However, there was some concern about the project’s status after a listing on Nintendo’s website changed the release window to “TBD”.

One of the big announcements coming out of the last Indie World Showcase was Sports Story. Building off of the highly successful Golf Story, Sidebar Games’ next project will have even more sports and activities to do such as dungeon exploring and fishing.

We recently caught up with developer Andrew Newey to learn more about what to expect from Sports Story. We have information on improvements that have been made following feedback from Golf Story, how fishing will play out, and tidbits on “stealthy infiltrations”. Newey also teased something like GALF for the new game, multiplayer support, a possible physical version, and more.

Here’s our full discussion:

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