Sports Story Announced, a Switch Exclusive Sequel to Golf Story
Sports Story, a sequel to 2017 Switch exclusive Golf Story, was announced during Nintendo’s latest Indie World Showcase.
Set to arrive sometime mid-2020 also as a Switch exclusive, Sports Story will feature far more than just golf. Its reveal trailer shows glimpses of tennis, soccer, volleyball, baseball, and more (including, yes, still Golf).
The same trailer mentions that your character will compete in something called the “Decasportathon,” so we can likely assume there will 10 main sports to be played in total. Golf Story branched out slightly from traditional golf itself, with some levels having you play disc golf instead.
For those unfamiliar, Golf Story (and Sports Story, since it will seemingly follow a similar basic structure) is a mix of top-down sports game and RPG, allowing you to level up your golf skills and early better clubs as you progress through a linear story. Sports story will also have dungeons, espionage, and plenty of non-sports related activities to pair with that.
I reviewed Golf Story at launch and gave it a 7.5, saying its “clever writing and sound golf fundamentals keep it entertaining, even through some stale and repetitive moments.” It could be that the inclusion of nearly a dozen different sports will help this sequel avoid the same issues with repetition.
We’ll have a recap of every announcement in Tuesday’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase shortly, and you can read our full Golf Story review until then.
Tom Marks is IGN’s Deputy Reviews Editor and resident pie maker. You can follow him on Twitter.