New details have emerged for Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, including new playable characters and game modes. The game’s full roster is now confirmed, including Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Toad, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi, Daisy, Boo, and the newly revealed Rosalina. Several unlockable characters have not been fully revealed, but their silhouettes can be seen on the character select screen, suggesting that Toadette, Bowser Jr., Dry Bowser, and a Sprixie will also be playable. An overview trailer has been released, as well, showing off new game modes, online functionality, and Amiibo support.

The game modes are fairly standard, but they should serve to satisfy both casual fans and the
Mario Tennis elite. In Classic Tennis, players engage in traditional matches, which can be customized to allow for Chance Shots, Jump Shops, and power-up items. For more chaotic matches, there’s Mega Battle, in which Mega Mushrooms are thrown onto the court during the match, allowing players to grow to huge sizes to increase their range and power. Those looking to practice against computer opponents can try out Knockout Challenge, which pits players against increasingly difficult AI adversaries. Finally, there’s the aforementioned online mode, which allows for both Classic Tennis and Mega Battle matches online.

The game’s Amiibo support functions similarly to
Super Smash Bros. Scanning in an Amiibo figure generates a computer-controlled partner for doubles matches both locally and online, and as the Amiibo character plays more matches, its stats will increase.

Finally, it was announced that anyone who purchases the game within four weeks of its November 20 release date will receive a free download code for the Virtual Console version of
Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64.

Are you looking forward to
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash? Let us know in the comments.

Source: IGN

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