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Official description:Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent’s position and stroke to determine which shot will give you the advantage. And this time the game adds the first story mode since the Mario Tennis game on Game Boy Advance, offering a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more.

Can’t really say I’m excited, the last two Tennis games were really stale, boring, and honestly felt like cash-grabs. I really wanted a new Strikers game instead, it’s long overdue for a new installment imo.

But thankfully, it looks like they’ll sprucing things up a bit such as having a Story Mode, boss battles, and various missions similar to Mario Power Tour on the GBA.

And hey, gotta admit the plumbers look good in those uniforms.

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Guys...Bloopers could came back!

 

 

pffft, hahahahaha just kidding, never gonna happen.

We’ll be lucky if they even bring back the opening Wario & Waluigi shorts that play before the game.

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Aw fack no, if they’re going all out with this installment then they’ll learn not to make stupid choices, but it’s Nintendo we’re talking about so never mind.

But yeah, considering the Sprixies were in Ultra Smash, they’ll definitely add “new recent character of the day” and put a Broodal in, but unlike the others they actually seem interesting so I don’t mind.

Pauline is a smart choice though.

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1 hour ago, StaticMania said:

Hoping they bloat the roster, just so everyone gets what they want...

If there's anyway people won't complain about PG Peach being in the game, it's that way...

The game could have 100 unique characters and people will still complain that a skinswap character is taking up the slot of a potential 101th character.

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The Mario universe has actually really interesting characters to choose from. Pauline, Captain Syrup, Dixie Kong, King K. Rool, Kamek, Prof. E. Gadd. Heck, they even can have soem fun and put in some non Mario characters like they did with Mario Kart 8. How about having Link, Zelda, Inkling, Fox or Olimar as guest characters? 

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Added to which, Captain Syrup and King K. Rool aren't really among the current cast; they basically haven't been used or received design updates in ten years.  I don't see them showing up in spin-offs until they get another main appearance.  So far as characters from other Nintendo franchises go, Nintendo seems to prefer to bring them into Mario spin-offs sparingly, only bringing them into Mario Kart 8 as DLC rather than part of the core package, as I recall; I guess they want those games to remain very much Mario-based rather than becoming Super Smash Tennis, Kart, etc.

No harm in looking for fresher choices in character appearances, though, and I won't pretend I know a great deal otherwise about spin-off cast trends.  But certain choices are less probable.

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New Japanese promo video, showcasing first footage of Spike in action, a new airship court, and a deeper look into the Story Mode including cutscenes, customization, and Gooper Blooper as a boss!

Between Diddy's recent confirmation and all this, it's SO nice to see another Mario Sports title with a bit of meat.

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This game looks great, but I don’t really like the sound of the break gimmick. The story mode looks better than expected, the graphics look great, and the new courts look cool. I’m glad I preordered it.

On 1/11/2018 at 6:16 PM, StaticMania said:

Recurring characters Mario has few of...and people complained about Queen Bee, so the complaints don't get off much.

Yeah, because more deserving characters like Waluigi, Birdo, and Diddy Kong were shafted at the expense of an NPC no one asked for.

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6 minutes ago, SpongicX said:

Yeah, because more deserving characters like Waluigi, Birdo, and Diddy Kong were shafted at the expense of an NPC no one asked for.

No character in Mario is more deserving of anything over anyone...bleh.

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2 hours ago, StaticMania said:

No character in Mario is more deserving of anything over anyone...bleh.

In that case, why not just make the whole roster a bunch of Marios?

I mean, we have: Mario, Metal Mario, Pink Gold Mario, Tanooki Mario, Baby Mario, Paper Mario, Super Mario Brothers Super Show Mario, Jumpman, Green Mario, Super Mario Maker Mario, Penguin Mario, Evil Fat Greedy Mario and so on.

I mean, no one else deserves to be playable, their name isn't in the title, so they can just be NPC's. The game is called  Mario Tennis after all.

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Some details about the beta tourney: Runs from June 1-4, limits you to just Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser, and participating at all gives you an exclusive costume for Mario: his regular attire.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/05/mario_tennis_aces_online_tournament_demo_coming_1st_june_with_reward_for_taking_part

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That Mario Tennis Aces demo is disappointing. Here they advertised it as allowing players to play against CPU players, but it requires an online server to be active. The servers don’t activate until June 1st, and they end on June 3rd...

I can understand the online tournament being a limited time thing, but limiting the cpu vs to online only, that is just plain stupid. What’s the point in having a demo that doesn’t allow you to properly test the game out?...

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Anyone interested in a fully leaked roster- both for playable characters and bosses?

Spoiler

MY BOY DRY BOWSER IS BACK

And Koopa Troopa, Shy Guy, and Dry Bones really are entering the court, as well! Rounding out the cast are more newcomers: Kamek, Boom Boom, and Blooper! I'm a bit miffed that Pauline wasn't added, but I think this is the first Mario spinoff in quite some time that doesn't really have any questionable new characters. (Get bent, Pink Gold Peach)

As for bosses, we have King Boo and what appears to be some sort of "Ice Golem". (The Rabbids boss?) Other names were leaked, but the translations are too sketchy to draw any conclusions from yet.

 

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