Update: Nintendo’s free fitness game, Jump Rope Challenge, was originally scheduled to be delisted from the Switch eShop today, September 30, but that’s no longer the case. As announced on Twitter, the game will now remain available to download “until further notice.” Nintendo shared the following message regarding the change of plans:
“Thanks to all players of Jump Rope Challenge for recording 2.5 billion total jumps! As new jumpers are joining, the free download will be available until further notice and will not be removed from the Nintendo eShop on 9/30.”
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Earlier this year, Nintendo released a small fitness game on the Switch eShop called Jump Rope Challenge–a free app that keeps track of how many times you virtually jump rope. If you’ve yet to download it, however, your time to do so is quickly running out, as the game will only be available on the digital storefront until the end of this month.
As the company previously announced, Jump Rope Challenge is being removed from the eShop this Wednesday, September 30. It’s unclear if it will be offered again in the future, so if you’re interested in grabbing it, you should do so before that date.
Nintendo says Jump Rope Challenge was “created by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan as a simple game to add some quick and fun movement into their daily lives.” The game uses Switch’s Joy-Con controllers to mimic jump rope handles and tracks how many times you’ve virtually jumped rope each day.
Since its release, Nintendo has rolled out two updates for Jump Rope Challenge. The first added an assortment of costumes based on Nintendo characters, while the second–which arrived earlier this month–introduced a Review Progress screen that you can view after playing 100 days, as well as the option to start a new 100-day cycle. You can download Jump Rope Challenge for free from the eShop or Nintendo’s website.
In other Switch news, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will soon be able to play another free game: Super Mario Bros. 35, a battle royale-style version of the classic NES game. Super Mario Bros. 35 will launch on October 1, but much like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, it will be a limited-time affair; the game will only be playable until March 31. Donkey Kong Country 2, Mario’s Super Picross, and more classics were also recently added to NSO’s SNES and NES libraries.
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