Mario Tennis Aces Release Date Revealed in Nintendo Direct; Coming June 22


Nintendo also plans to host a pre-launch online tournament, one that will presumably offer players the chance to check out Mario Tennis Aces ahead of its launch through an exclusive 1 vs. 1 online tournament. Mario Tennis Aces will be launching on Nintendo Switch on June 22nd.

Mario Tennis Aces will release for Nintendo Switch on June 22. The online services including online play are free until the paid service launches in September 2018.

And this time the game adds the first story mode since the Mario Tennis game on Game Boy Advance, offering a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more. The all new "Zone Shot" lets you pinpoint certain shots with motion controls, even being able to break the other player's racket - ending them with an instant KO. Basic rules will also come with Mario Tennis Aces, and the game can be enjoyed without the new mechanics. It will retail in Australia for $79.95 AUD.

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Finally, there are some new playable characters. The Global Testpunch will happen for three days on March 31. This game will launch in 2018. What better way to shake off the summer doldrums than with a fun game of tennis?

The Broadcast ended sporting trailers and updates for Splatoon 2, a sequel to the popular Switch game, and the sequel is just as good. As mentioned before, motion controls can be used to execute more advanced maneuvers, though the simple swinging of the Joy-Con is also an option for those who prefer it.

So what do you think of the upcoming Mario Tennis game?

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is being ported as well on July 10. We could also see announcements for new Super Smash Bros. or Animal Crossing games (hey, a guy can dream). As 2018 passes through both Nintendo Platforms will have great mashers and puzzles that certainly will keep any Nintendo fan content. In addition, Super Smash Bros. will be coming to the Switch as well sometime in 2018.