Can that really be executed viably with current available? It does sound like something Nintendo would go for though.
Unfortunately no I don't think it can but then again I could be wrong and this has something to do with the Switch.
The timing is what makes me believe my theory. It was patented last year. Nintendo has always taken multiplayer as a top priority. It would just seem so unlikely that they had this idea for that long(longer considering someone thought of it in depth well before it was patented) and never implemented it with the Switch.
My gut tells me this is something much different.
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