1-2 Switch (NSW)

1-2 SWITCH
ワン・ツー・スイッチ_
©2017 Nintendo

Version:
Nintendo Switch (NSW)

Publisher:
NINTENDO CO., LTD.

Production:
Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development Division (EPD) - Production Group No.4

Development:
NINTENDO CO., LTD.

Additional Work:
SRD CO., LTD.

Media
Image Unavailable

logoNintendo.png

Description:
1-2-Switch is a party game in which players do not usually rely on what is happening on a screen, but rather make use of audio cues and the functionality of the Switch's Joy-Con controllers to play in several different games. It features 28 different minigames, most of which involve two players, who each use one of the Joy-Con controllers and are often encouraged to look at each other during gameplay. Aside from tutorial videos for each game, players mostly rely solely on audio cues and feedback from the Joy-Con's rumble feature to indicate how well they are playing each game.

Development:
Producer Kouichi Kawamoto first introduced the game at the Nintendo Switch event in January 2017, where Nintendo showed off six of the minigames to the public. The game was also unveiled to show off Nintendo's Joy-Con capabilities, through the HD Rumble and IR Motion Camera features. The lead design team at EPD, was comprised of older and veteran designers at Nintendo, which may have been part of the design focus to appeal to a broad demographic of casual players.

Reception:
Critically the game received mixed reviews, with several reviewers questioning the value and price tag of the software. By June 2019, total sales of 1-2 Switch reached 3.01 million worldwide. 1-2 Switch was also nominated in 2018 by the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Award for two categories including Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D and Game, Music or Performance Based.

Production Staff:

Producer
Kouichi Kawamoto, Takayuki Shimamura

Planning
Hiromasa Shikata, Yusuke Akifusa, Taku Matoba, Hideki Fujii, Haruka Kakinuma, Kazunobu Shimizu

Graphic Design
Ryo Tanaka, Ryo Kataoka

Program
Masaru Nii (SRD), Yuki Hashizume (SRD), Koji Sakai (SRD), Yusaku Shimizu (SRD)

Sound
Masato Mizuta, Takuya Kojima

General Producer
Shinya Takahashi

Executive Producer
Shuntaro Furukawa

INFOBOX
Version: Nintendo Switch (WW)
Source: Game Credits. Nintendo JP.
Back to Production Archive
Back to Personnel Database
Back to Developer Listing
Back to Home

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License