Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Mario Tennis Aces launches this June on Nintendo Switch

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Sherri Watson | 09 March, 2018, 19:45

It is being reported that, earlier today, Japanese retail website Rakuten Books posted a selection of listings for upcoming Nintendo proucts that have yet to be given official release dates. For a limited time, players can try out online tournament matches in the game before it launches.

The images confirm some of the roster, including Mario, Waluigi, Yoshi, Rosalina, Wario, Donkey Kong, Bowser, and Daisy. We also got another delightful trailer for Detective Pikachu, which drops on 23 March.

Warioware is getting a microgame compilation in the form of Warioware Gold on the 3DS.

Captian Toad's Treasure Tracker from the Wii U is being ported to Switch.

Interestingly, the sources also said that the company will likely release new peripherals for the Switch, in the hopes of further increasing its sales. Kirby Star Allies will launch March 16 with the first free update coming March 28. "2" is now discounted at My Nintendo.

"South Park" The Fractured But Whole is coming to the Nintendo Switch on April 24.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is coming to Switch.

The game will even feature a story mode that includes boss battles.

Mario Tennis Aces will be released on June 22nd.

Octopath Traveler also got a wealth of announcements.

The first new shot is called the Zone Shot. Not only that there will be online multiplayer tourneys, special outfits, and characters, and of course there will be a story mode. It will be released for the Switch and 3DS on July 13. The DLC will have you play as Agent 8 within vast secret subway subterranean world. The game and Solaire amiibo will be available May 25.

Perhaps more surprisingly Nintendo announced that there will be a pre-launch online tournament (1v1), but details of this beta test of sorts will be announced at a later date.

The game can support up to four players in local and online multiplayer mode. The game has the same variety of shots from previous entries but adds a Zone Shot which lets you aim and shoot balls with motion controls. This meter is charged by either keeping a volley going, or performing a trick shot. The Zone Shot is powerful hit that can damage rackets. The "Zone Speed" on the other hand, can slow down time, allowing players to block tricky shots coming their way.

No single shot is capable of guaranteeing you a point or winning outright, though.

The intuitive and deep gameplay allows for exciting competitions in the living room or, really, anywhere using the power of Nintendo Switch.