Nintendo Announces Disney Channel’s Nintendo Switch Family Showdown Contest

Ruben Fields
June 22, 2018

The again high-flying Japanese video game maker invites families that loves Nintendo and want to show off your skills in various Nintendo games in a TV show. It's great that Nintendo and Disney have made a decision to go with a diverse lineup of games, including single-player games, sports games, and party games.

Nintendo and Disney are two of the biggest corporations on the planet, so it only makes sense that when they collide they produce something like a television show. This sees four families going head to head in Switch-based competition, whether it's grabbing as many collectibles as possible in Super Mario Odyssey, duking it out in Mario Tennis Aces, or having a dance off in Just Dance 2018.

As reported by Business Insider, the show is being called Disney presents "Nintendo Switch Family Showdown". They would also face-off in tennis matches in one of Mario Tennis Aces' fields and will compete in dance battles to some of the top songs in Just Dance 2018.

Think of it like Family Feud mixed with Let's Go 8-Bit and, well, the Nintendo Switch. Similar to Nintendo Labo, it's another example of the company striving to attract different audiences who otherwise may not be interested in video games. Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will be featured on the Disney Channel and Disney XD, and streamed on the DisneyNOW app this summer.

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