Nintendo Direct March 8: Everything Announced

10 March 2018, 01:23 | Shawn Tate

Direct Leaks: Japanese retailer reveals Mario Tennis Aces characters, release dates and more

Mario Tennis

Last night's Nintendo Direct game announcements featured some cool upcoming titles, such as a new Super Smash game for the Switch and a re-release of Luigi's Mansion for the 3DS.

Nintendo also plans to host a pre-launch online tournament, one that will presumably offer players the chance to check out Mario Tennis Aces ahead of its launch through an exclusive 1 vs. 1 online tournament.

Players can set a match to Simple Rules to play some classic Mario Tennis action with no Special Shots or Zone Shots.

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Multiplayer's on the cards too, and is available for up to four players in both online and local flavours.

The game will even feature a story mode that includes boss battles. Nintendo EPD's Deputy General Manager Yoshiaki Koizumi introduced the segment, which revealed the game's release date, finer points of gameplay, as well as the all star character roster.

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Mario Tennis Aces will also have pre-launch online tournament with details to be provided at a later date. Having something just drop over the net before bending the other way, or curving into the side wall, will be a crucial move for messing up people's positioning and timing with the new trick shots. A character's meter also has another use with zone speed, which is a way a player can slow down time to react to shots. Of course, there will be a robust online multiplayer mode for players to enjoy.

Some Super Mario Odyssey levels are added to this version like New Donk City.

Crash Bandicoot N'Sane Trilogy is incoming.

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The Octo Expansion is coming as paid DLC.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, where you can mash and bash within The Legend of Zelda Universe, will be released May 18. The global testpunch will commence on March 31.

If you want to see the Nintendo Direct in full, the VOD will be included below.



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