It’s a me, Mickey!
Disney and Nintendo announced today that a new show is in the works based around the Nintendo Switch. Titled the “Nintendo Switch Family Showdown,” the program will feature four families duking it out in a variety of Switch games. Objectives will range from “searching for collectibles in ‘Super Mario Odyssey‘” and having a dance-off in Just Dance. The show will debut this summer on the Disney Channel and Disney XD.
While this may sound a bit surprising, Disney has actually made a pretty big push to have eSports on its networks lately. Just last year, Disney XD aired the EVO 2017 Super Smash Bros. tournament and is even in talks to bring Madden NFL to the network this year. With Nintendo having the reputation of being the “Disney of Gaming,” and with the Switch being such a hot ticket item, it was only a matter of time before the two teamed up.
Now if only we could get that Universal Nintendo Land project to come to Disney…
Nintendo and Disney are creating a show dedicated to the Nintendo Switch [Business Insider]