Wave Race Teased for Nintendo Switch

Wave Race Teased for Nintendo Switch

Drag your life vest out of the closet just in case.

Wave Race is one of those Nintendo IPs that just kind of hangs out in the background like a quiet but pleasant house guest. Though the series debuted on the Game Boy in 1992, most of us remember the ambitious Wave Race 64 for the Nintendo 64, since it came out at a time when Nintendo's 64-bit system lacked a robust library. Now we're looking at the possibility of Wave Race coming to the Nintendo Switch, a system that certainly does not lack a robust library.

Wave Race series producer and long-time Nintendo developer Shinya Takahashi was at the 2018 BAFTA Game Awards last week, where Fandom asked him if we'll see another installment in the jet ski racing series. Takahashi admitted it's not out of the question.

Most N64 games aged poorly, but Wave Race 64's water physics are still epic.

"You may see that game again," Takahashi told Fandom. "We have been trying to make many games and that may be one of them … I personally love Wave Race!"

While Wave Race games don't have a great deal of depth, they nail down the sensation of bounding across the waves. Racing and performing feels secondary to the fun of frisking across the water like a dolphin. Just one request, Nintendo: If you bring back Wave Race, bring the Sarcastic Announcer from GameCube's Wave Race: Blue Storm along with it.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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