Mario Tennis Aces Serves Up Story Trailer, Online Demo

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The prize which will be given to everyone who plays at least one match will be "Overalls Mario", the classic Mario outfit that's drawn from his platforming games, rather than the properly dressed tennis Mario we're otherwise treated to in this game. Throughout Adventure Mode, players will be able to hone their skills through varying missions and boss battles. Though these Mario sports titles might seem a little weird to someone on the outside looking in, they've managed to build up a devoted following of fans over the years. In Adventure Mode, Mario attempts to rescue Luigi from Wario, Waluigi and the Legendary Racket. And I'm sure Bowser somehow gets himself involved in the mix too.

The Pre-Launch Online Tournament demo will be downloadable in late May from the Nintendo eShop, and Mario Tennis Aces will be launching officially on June 22.

Nintendo also announced that it will host a Mario Tennis Aces Top Players Tournament in Japan on June 24 at the Summer Jisedai World Hobby Fair 2018 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, where the players within the top eight ranking of the online demo will be invited to participate. It'll begin at 6 p.m. PT (that's 9 p.m. ET) on June 1 and end at midnight PT on the third of the month.

Nintendo released a new trailer that showcases the story of Mario Tennis Aces (and some more gameplay.) According to the Adventure Mode trailer, spirits have possessed the rackets of participants in the tournament including Wario, Waluigi and Luigi.

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