Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Tournament Announced, Story Trailer Revealed

Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Tournament Announced, Story Trailer Revealed

Nintendo has announced that we'll be able to play Mario Tennis Aces with the online play-test taking place from June 1st until June 3rd. In North America, players will be able to download a free demo of the game beginning June 1st at 6:00 p.m. We'll keep you posted as to whether or not this online tournament will be coming to the USA, but for now, head down to the comments section and let us know if you're excited for Mario Tennis Aces! Currently, there are 15 confirmed characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Daisy, Wario, Waluigi, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Boo, Toad, Toadette, Rosalina and Chain Chomp. If you gain enough performance-related points, you can unlock a further five characters, though it's not clear who these are.

Mario Tennis Aces is looking promising.

This is everything we want out of a Camelot Mario Tennis game. With full-blown tennis battles on hazardous courts, varying missions that challenge your skills, and monstrous bosses standing in your way, strategic tennis is at your fingertips.

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So far, details for the multiplayer remain somewhat scarce but what was shared is pretty much what many have come to know and love about the franchise.

We're also expecting a few surprises, so assuming Nintendo announces some more first-party titles for the Switch, then 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the the console. There will be online tournaments that will reward players with goodies like unlockable outfits.