Rumor: 1-2-Switch sequel is in development (and the crowd goes mild)

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Last month, industry insider Emily Rogers let slip that Nintendo has plans to release a sequel to a “casual game” on Nintendo Switch in 2022, and her phrasing implied that it was for a game that would not garner a lot of excitement. A lot of people thus speculated that the game in question may be a sequel to 1-2-Switch, a Nintendo Switch launch game that critics felt played like a crappy tech demo for the Joy-Con and was a waste of $50. It seems that speculation may indeed be accurate, as Zippo, a leaker with a solid track record, now claims a 1-2-Switch sequel is in development.

Zippo didn’t specify a release window or any other details but kind of implied the game will arrive in 2022. So, that’s all we have to go off of right now. However, even though 1-2-Switch received a terrible critical reception, it sold a few million units anyway due to being a Switch launch game and a Nintendo-branded casual experience that the whole family could try. From a financial perspective, it makes sense to go back to the well and try to drum up a few million more sales. It remains to be seen if a 1-2-Switch sequel could succeed in the much more saturated Switch game library of today though, especially if it neglects to bring any quality upgrades.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!