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Sports Story is 'Not Just About Sports'

December 10, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

The Nintendo Indie World stream kicked off with Sports Story, a sequel to Golf Story.

Suffice it to say, Sports Story is a particularly strange game. Want to hit a baseball with a tennis racket into a soccer goal? Sure, why not! You can run around the world doing all sorts of silly stuff, and now this follow-up to Golf Story will be making its way to Nintendo Switch sometime next year.

 

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Check Out the Sports Story Trailer

Described as a game with "Dungeons, espionage, and mini-games," Sports Story is pretty much a game that has to be seen to be believed — the screenshots here really don't quite capture the magic.

 
 

Have a gander at the Sports Story Announcement Trailer to get a feel for the insanity:

There's a lot going on there, but the developers have helpfully provided a shor tlist of some of the things that you can do in the game:

 
 
  • Embark on a golfing adventure in both ordinary and fantastical places.
  • Undertake full-time study at a renowned tennis academy.
  • Make friends and enemies in your quest for sporting excellence.
  • Dungeons, espionage, mini-games, buried treasure and you get to meet the queen.
  • Make your coach proud by competing in Decasportathon.

So basically, it's a The Legend of Zelda-esque game but with golf clubs instead of swords where you can smash a soccer ball into the goal with a baseball bat because why not. It seems kinda weird, but also pretty darn cool; I can't recall the last time I was actually interested in any kind of sports game.

If this game seems like your kind of jam, you'll be happy to hear that Sports Story will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch in mid-2020.

What do you think of Sports Story? Do you like the overall theme of the game? Let us know in the comments below!