- Aug 25, 2020
Nintendo has announced and released Jump Rope Challenge, a free simple game that uses a pair of Joy-Con to allow Switch owners around the world to virtually jump rope anywhere without a jump rope. Revealed by Nintendo's Twitter, Jump Rope Challenge can be downloaded now, for free, on the eShop and was created by a few Nintendo developers who were working from home in Japan and wanted to "add quick and fun physical movement into their daily life." [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=jump-rope-challenge-screenshots&captions=true"] Jump Rope Challenge will be free until September 30, and it also allows for a friend to join in on the jump roping fun with another set of Joy-Con. However, it is important to note that Jump Rope Challenge is not compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite. Prior to this surprise announcement, Paper Mario: The Origami King was one of the only upcoming Nintendo-developed games that have been officially announced with a date for the immediate future. Following its July 17 release date, much of Nintendo's plan is unknown, so it's a small treat to have this smaller new experience from Nintendo themselves. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/12/paper-mario-the-origami-king-a-closer-look-trailer"] We know it is working on much-anticipated games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4, but those have yet to receive any release dates or release windows. There have been reports of a Super Mario remaster collection that would include such games as Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Sunshine, but those are only rumors as of this writing. Put together Jump Rope Challenge and Ring Fit Adventure, and Nintendo is doing its part to keep you in-shape during the stay-at-home policies due to COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/03/30/nintendo-reportedly-planning-mario-remasters-for-switch-ign-now"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who loves Nintendo and its randomness and hope it never changes. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.