During Nintendo Direct announcement back in January 2018, the studio revealed Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch.
Mario Tennis Aces will be the first Mario Tennis game since the Game Boy Advance Tennis titles to incorporate a story mode. As anyone who played those games – or the brilliant Switch title Golf Story – knows, these sports story modes tend to be incredibly entertaining detours from the competitive play that are loaded with creative minigames. That seems to be what this new story mode is going for, but it also seems that this particular plot might abandon the tennis academy setting of previous Mario Tennis stories in favor of something a little wackier.
Thankfully, the story mode is expected to include those wonderful boss battles from previous titles.
Regardless of the story’s setting, we’re just happy to see it return. We’re also quite thrilled to see Nintendo return to Mario Tennis so quickly after 2015’s Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash was met with an overwhelmingly negative reaction. Considering that the primary criticisms of that game revolved around its lack of content and innovations, we’d say that the quick reveal of Mario Tennis Ace‘s story mode suggests that Nintendo is aware of what went wrong and is willing to fix it.
Here’s what we know about the game:
Mario Tennis Aces Release Date
Mario Tennis Aces will release on June 22. It will be playable exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.
Mario Tennis Aces Trailer
The March 2018 Nintendo Direct arrived with an in-depth look at the new gameplay mechanics in Mario Tennis Aces. Check out all the fun below:
Here’s the announcement trailer in case you missed it: