More characters were confirmed for Mario Tennis Aces including franchise staples like Yoshi, Peach, Daisy, Bowser, Bowser Jr. Choose between two characters to play as, who each have eight chapters worth of gameplay to them. The trailer also reveals different court types, such as a grassy court. Mario is about to share the court with Luigui, Wario, Peach, Rosalina, Wuluigi, Daisy, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Toad, Toadette and even a freaking Chain-Chomp that adorably holds its tennis racket in its mouth.
Of course, the biggest story was of Mario Tennis Aces, with a detailed preview of the game. Zone shots are a way to slow down time to aim before you shoot, and are used by depleting your character's special meter.
Zone shots take energy, and you have a limited pool of energy to use each match. This and the Zone Shot can't be spammed because the moves depend on your Energy Gauge.
Once a character's meter is full, they can perform a special shot, which has the potential to break an opponent's racket in one fell swoop. This move uses the most energy but can destroy the opponent's racket in one hit.
However, if you don't like the whole meta tennis aspect of Mario Tennis Aces, you can just settle for the simple rules instead, which prohibited zone shots, trick shots, and blocks. A casual mode allows you to use a JoyCon as a tennis raquet, and also have more elaborate controls with a regular controller setup.
Mario Tennis Aces' online multiplayer will let you play with far away friends for up to 4P multiplayer. If you want to check out everything else Nintendo announced last night, you'll find all the news in one place right here. More details regarding the pre-launch tournament, including official dates and times, will be announced sometime in the future.
Sports games centered around the Super Mario universe aren't exactly uncommon, but among many other games, Mario's own tennis outings are certainly a fan favorite.
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