Nintendo Switch Sports Rumor Says Popular Wii Sports Character Will Return

Earlier this month, Nintendo Switch Sports was officially revealed, bringing back a number of popular activities from Sports Wii and Wii Sports Complex. To the disappointment of many, the game will not retain the Mii characters that originally appeared in these games, as the characters have been redesigned. However, a datamine of Nintendo Switch Sports suggests that the names of all Mii characters in Wii Sports Complex are in the game files, including Matt! In the 15 years since Sports Wii released, Matt has become something of an internet sensation, as fans of the game continue to develop his boxing and sword fighting skills.

An image of the game files was shared on Twitter by @HEYimHeroic, and can be found in the Tweet embedded below.

As with any rumor, readers should take this one with a grain of salt until we get official confirmation. While it looks legit, there are no images, so it’s impossible to tell if “Matt” is the same Matt who inspired countless memes, or if the name will be attached to an entirely different character. It would be a great disappointment for Sports Wii purists, so we’ll have to wait and see how things pan out. Hopefully the character will be as good at using the sword as he was in Wii Sports Complex!

Released alongside the Nintendo Wii in 2006, Sports Wii was the definition of a system vendor. The pack-in game included five activities in total: boxing, tennis, golf, baseball and bowling. In 2009, Nintendo followed up the game’s success with the release of Wii Sports Complex, which featured more games to play and greater motion control precision thanks to the MotionPlus peripheral. During launch, Nintendo Switch Sports will include two activities of Sports Wii (Tennis and Bowling), one of Wii Sports Complex (Chambara/Swordplay), as well as three new sports: Football, Volleyball and Badminton. Golf will also return as part of a free update released in the fall.

Nintendo Switch Sports is slated for release on April 29. In the meantime, readers can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.

Are you eager to check Nintendo Switch Sports? Are you excited for Matt’s potential return? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter at @Marcdachamp to talk about all things gaming!

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