Nintendo Switch Family Showdown

Do you love gaming on Nintendo platforms? Does your whole family love gaming on Nintendo platforms? If so, your family might want to apply to be on the new game show Nintendo Switch Family Showdown, airing this summer on Disney Channel, Disney XD, and the DisneyNOW app.

From the applicants, four families will ultimately be selected to compete against each other in assorted Nintendo Switch games. Which games? And how will it play out? That all remains to be seen, but in the meantime, you can sign up for your chance here:

Granted, many of us have mixed feelings on Disney and the Disney Channel. Or at least–I certainly do. But more Nintendo on our television screens is always a good thing, I think, and this isn’t Disney Channel’s first foray into gaming by any means. For instance, they produced The IGN Show last year.

Personally, I’m excited to see more video games of any kind on television. When I was a kid, I loved watching Nick Arcade on Nickelodeon. And the early days of G4 were mind-blowing too, having a whole channel earnestly dedicated to video games of past and present. Nintendo Switch Family Showdown is one little step in the right direction for bringing video game magic back to cable television.

John Friscia
Proofs Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I have recently returned from living in South Korea.


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