Random: You can now play as a squirrel in Nintendo Switch Sports
Silly costumes and characters have always been the norm in video games. Think of the different Mario and Nintendo costumes in Bayonetta 2 — Witch Time in a Princess Peach dress? Yes please. Link in Breath of the Wild might also get Rex’s outfit from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. But let’s back up a bit and look at things a little simpler.
Nintendo Switch Sports has an online rewards system that allows you to earn points if you play random matchmaking. You can then spend your hard-earned points on a rotating selection of customization goodies for your Sportsmate. You get a small stamp card that you fill out for each item you buy, and once you’ve purchased all 12, you unlock a special outfit.
This week’s collection is called the Relaxation Collection, and it’s the fourth set to be introduced to the game after the Basic, Cute, and Soccer collections. There are cute green lotus print sportswear, a cute little purple bucket hat, and more. But if you complete your card and get all 12 items, you’re rewarded with a squirrel bodysuit.
Okay, doing sports with glasses, with long jackets, we can accept. But a bodysuit? Imagine how much you were sweating inside! Well it is different, we’ll give that to Nintendo. We’ve grabbed a list from Nintendo of everything you can get from the Relaxation Collection, so have a look:
Completion Bonus: Squirrel Body
Clothing & Accessories
• Lotus set
• Lotus Hat
• Tracksuit (Floral)
• Round glasses (lime)
• Two-block cut
• Good luck friend
• Fiery Friend
• Surprised friend
• Nervous friend
• To jump
The folks over at GameXplain showed off the outfit wearing it to play soccer, badminton, and bowling. The outfit is purple by default, but it will change color depending on the sport you’re playing – like in football, for example, you can see the squirrel’s body is a nice light blue instead.
Check out the video below to see the squirrel outfit in motion, and let us know what you think of this addition!