Despite 1-2 Switch’s lukewarm reviews, Nintendo reportedly began development on a sequel, and the process apparently hasn’t exactly gone as the company expected.
According to a report by Fanbyte, the sequel is rumored to be titled Everybody’s 1-2 Switch and features more simple party games similar to its predecessor: bingo, musical chairs, and a family-friendly version of spin the bottle where players compliment each other.
Everybody’s 1-2 Switch, however, reportedly makes these minigames accessible to a larger number of players by implementing smartphones in a way similar to the Jackbox Games series. The use of smartphones allows up to 100 players to play at a time, a stark departure from the original title’s mostly two-player minigames.
Despite Nintendo’s apparently high hopes for the game, playtesters’ feedback was reportedly poor — some players were said to have referred to the gameplay as “tedious” and didn’t even want to finish playing rounds of the game.
After receiving unexpectedly negative feedback, Nintendo is now said to be unsure of what’s in store for the future of Everybody’s 1-2 Switch. While Nintendo reportedly prepared cover art and placed it in empty boxes, it’s unclear if the game will ever reach shelves or will be scrapped entirely.
Some sources told Fanbyte that the game could still be released at Nintendo’s full $60 price, while others have suggested that the sequel might be tied into Nintendo Switch Online.
We gave the original 1-2 Switch a 6.8, calling some of its minigames “memorable” but overall concluding that “the novelty quickly wears off.”
IGN has reached out to Nintendo for comment and will update this story with any response.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.
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