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Since the recent Switch presentation Nintendo has caused a frenzy by releasing new information on the new console, wasting absolutely no time in cutting straight to the weird stuff.

The strangest moment was probably easy to miss in the midst of the presentation, but those of you who paid close attention to the trailer for Nintendo's latest mini-game collection launch title, 1-2 Switch, will have seen something a little odd.

Let me draw your attention to the mini-game where you try to milk cows faster than your friends.

Way To Milk It, Nintendo

By using the Switch's detachable controllers you go head-to-head in an udderly ridiculous contest, extracting milk from cows and filling up jars. I know it's only a mini-game but it does come across as a little strange.

Releasing alongside Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch will likely replace Wii Sports as the software that teaches players what's awesome about the new hardware.

All the mini-games—from wild-west standoffs to meditative yoga sessions—will probably use a mix of the console's features to demonstrate the abilities of the Switch, but having players milk a cow is certainly an unexpected way to do this.

Community feedback shows that players have mixed feelings about Nintendo's intentions:

Considering the game is almost the same price as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Mariokart 8 Deluxe, will this collection really be enough to warrant a purchase? At the moment I can't imagine playing to milk a cow over following Link's new adventure through Hyrule.

But although some are slating Nintendo for making these kinds of games, can you really blame the company? They are a for-profit business after all, and considering how popular WiiSports was and the family-friendly nature of the console it makes sense for a similar concept to be implemented on the Switch.

We'll find out if the cow-milking party game is a winner when it launches alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.

Rather get a different game instead? Check out this trailer for all the games to come on the Switch:

What are your thoughts on this strange milk-based mini-game?


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