The last game Nintendo showed off during its Treehouse presentation today was 1-2-Switch, a collection of motion controlled mini-games designed for head-to-head competition.
The mini-games are meant to be played between two people and they rely entirely on the Joy-Con controllers that come with the Switch. Games like Quick Draw, Copy Dance and Milk require players to look at each other instead of the screen.
In Quick Draw, players face off against one another in a Wild West showdown scenario. When given the signal, both players must raise their Joy-Con controller and press a button. The one to do this the fastest wins. In Copy Dance, one player strikes three different poses, and their opponent has to mirror that exact pose each time. Games will use different features built into the Joy-Con controller, including motion control, HD Rumble or the IR Motion Camera.
Essentially, 1-2-Switch is Nintendo’s new collection of party games that can be played in quick bursts with friends. During the Treehouse presentation, Nintendo’s team played a number of mini-games, but the company hasn’t confirmed how many titles will be included in the collection.
1-2-Switch is one of the few titles launching alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3. The console will cost $299. Pre-orders went live last night at most major retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Target, GameStop and Walmart.