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Nintendo's 1-2 Switch sequel announced, out this month

Mini-game collection costs just £25.

Nintendo's next game release after The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to Switch launch title 1-2-Switch.

Everybody 1-2-Switch will cost just £25 - less than half the price of Zelda - and launch later this month on 30th June as a physical and digital release. Pre-orders are open now.

Artwork for the game shows you'll be able to play its mini-games using your Joy-Con controller or your smartphone. But details are thin on the ground as to what these mini-games will actually be.

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"Get together in groups and compete in a host of weird and wonderful mini-games, featuring everything from balloons to aliens, and more!" a product description reads.

"In those games, you'll use your Joy-Con controller or smart device in fun and unique ways, earning points for your team. In time-honoured fashion, the team with the most points gets to claim the glory!"

Of course, this isn't the first we've heard of Everybody 1-2-Switch, despite its official announcement today.

The game's existence has been known for over a year now due to internet rumour and some small level of infamy due to a claim that Nintendo was sitting on its release after a poor reaction from early gameplay tests.

A journalist who publicly said the game had "tested horribly" also went on to mention the sequel's now-confirmed smartphone controls, and "game-show-like mini-game challenges hosted by a man in a rubber horse mask" - also now confirmed in today's official artwork.

Mini-games said to be included in the title included musical chairs, and a twist on bingo.

Nintendo's current Switch line-up for the rest of the year looks slim, with just Pikmin 4 in July on the horizon. Upcoming expansions to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe plus Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are also coming. Perhaps we'll see additional Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom content too?

Nintendo has ruled out the release of any new hardware this year, with the company not expected to make any further announcements on a potential Switch successor before 2024.

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