A Little Mario Weekend “Wahoo!”
As announced during the March Nintendo Direct, Mario Tennis: Aces, the newest entry in the beloved franchise is holding a demo this weekend. The Demo right now and will be playable until June 3rd @ 11:59 P.M. E.T.
As the game’s website states:
“Beat rivals and earn points to unlock additional playable characters in the demo. By participating and keeping your save data, you can unlock Mario’s classic outfit in the full version of the game, once purchased. To join, you can download the free Pre-launch Online Tournament demo from Nintendo eShop, then launch the demo anytime between Friday, June 1 at 6:00 pm PDT and Sunday, June 3 at 11:59 pm PDT.”
Can This Makeup For The Wii-U Title?
Mario Tennis: Aces is looking to reinvigorate Mario Tennis after the bare bones Wii-U entry by adding new modes, mechanics, and characters to the series (including a chain-chomp with a racquet in its mouth). Though Nintendo is holding this demo primarily as a stress test for their internet services, there seems to be plenty of game to play. Players will be able to play against the CPU to practice their moves with Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser. Players may also compete in the stress test tournament against other players around the world. Participants in the tournament will receive a special free outfit in the full game. The game also includes a story mode.
Players will ultimately have more than fifteen characters to play as. Aside from the obvious Mario and Luigi, players will be able to choose from Wario, Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, Toad, Toadette, Yoshi, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Boo, Spike, Donkey Kong and the newly playable Chomp Chain. Sadly there will be no Waluigi until the full game. There are also a number of unique courts. These include Bask Ruins, Piranha Plant Forest, Mirage Mansion, and Marina Stadium.
Mario Tennis: Aces releases in full later this Month on June 22nd, 2018.