Day: July 2, 2020
As part of a new initiative on IGN, we’re spending whole entire exploring topics we find interesting in the world of video games – ones that we hope that you will, too! We started back in April, exploring all sorts of bizarre video game urban legends, then spent May deep-diving into hyper-specific details of video game development.
June was Icons month, where we spent the time we’d usually be prepping for E3 and running around the LACC profiling iconic video game industry figures, characters, series, and themes. We featured short-form video versions of these interviews in our Summer
One Switch release nobody saw coming was Jump Rope Challenge. It was developed by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan and is available on the eShop until the end of September.
Surprisingly it’s now been updated with new themed costumes, new backgrounds, and the ability to double jump. The costumes are based on Mario characters, Link, Samus, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, the Inklings from Splatoon, and what appears to be the bunny from Nintendo Badge Arcade. Take a look below: