Nintendo released a little more information about their upcoming sports title Mario Tennis Open today. The mini-games included sound interesting, in Super Mario Tennis, players can play through familiar Marios Bros.-esque levels using their tennis racket to defeat Goombas and Koopas. Also the addition of Mii characters and the ability to customize their attire with Mushroom Kingdom-themed clothing which also boosts your stats, will add a nice depth of replay to the title when it launches this May. Finally, Nintendo seems to be listening to the fans, as this game will support up to 4 players online through the Nintendo Network. As Bart Scott would say, “Can’t Wait!”
April 5, 2012
Nintendo revealed more details today for the upcoming Mario Tennis Open, which launches for the portable Nintendo 3DS system on May 20.
The Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open lets players hone their tennis skills while enjoying tennis games with a Mario twist. Players can check out games such as Super Mario Tennis, which puts a classicSuper Mario Bros. twist on tennis drilling. As they play through familiar game levels, they can use their tennis swing to stomp Goombas and Koopas along the way.
People can play as their favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom or even compete as their Mii characters. They can also customize their Mii characters with Mushroom Kingdom-themed tennis gear, which not only enhances players’ appearances but also can boost their stats. The wide selection of available gear includes Bowser’s favorite racket, a Bullet Bill outfit and Peach’s tennis shoes.
In addition to a singles tennis match mode, another mode in the game lets up to four players compete online in multiplayer doubles matches. Players can also compete online for leaderboard standings in Open Match.
When playing with other Nintendo 3DS owners in the same room* or against distant competitors using a wireless broadband Internet connection, players can cooperate to take on a common opponent or stay competitive and try to claim the glory for themselves. Players can opt to use intuitive touch-screen controls or increase their strategic options with traditional button controls. They can also switch seamlessly to the Nintendo 3DS system’s built-in motion controls.
For more information about Mario Tennis Open, visithttp://mariotennisopen.nintendo.com.