Nintendo is adding a collection of new reward items to Nintendo Switch Sports this week, including a purple squirrel character as a completion bonus.
Among the new items, used to adapt to other players in online games, are new hairstyles, glasses, lanyards, reactions and clothes. And then there’s a purple squirrel that looks remarkably like a Mii in a fur suit.
Here’s the full list of new gear, and the squirrel, straight from the Nintendo Switch Sports website:
Completion Bonus: Squirrel Body
Clothing & Accessories
- Lotus set
- Lotus hat
- Tracksuit (Flowers)
- Round glasses (lime)
- good luck friend
- fiery friend
- surprised friend
- Nervous friend
These items can be earned in-game until June 1, 2022. After that, they’ll go into the vault and who knows when the purple squirrel will respawn.
As far as I know, this squirrel body is the only expressly non-human avatar in Nintendo Switch Sports. What surprises me is that Nintendo created a new character for this instead of reaching its own stable. I mean Star Fox is to the right the. I’m sure the furry community will appreciate this unexpected portrayal.
Anyway, Nintendo Switch Sports called “fur rights”.