Mario Tennis Aces - Japanese website footage compilation

Unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family, and fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Whether you play locally,* online**, or using simple motion controls, intense rallies await!

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Gold Edition hitting retail by the end of June, "Donkey Kong Adventure" DLC due out the same month

Ubisoft just released their latest fiscal results, and tucked inside the document is a listing for various products the company plans to release. The schedule lets us know that Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Gold Edition is going to hit retail sometime before the end of June 2018, but no specific date is shown. The same goes for the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for the game, which will also hit before June 2018 ends.

Mario Tennis Aces - new info on story, Adventure Mode, gameplay options, and more


- story begins on the day of a certain tennis tournament
- the power of suspicious rackets wielded by Wario and Waluigi starts to cause a problem
- this leads to Luigi, Wario and Waluigi suddenly disappearing
- according to Toad, the rackets Wario and Waluigi held are said to have terrifying powers that can control people
- if the racket’s mystery can be solved, there may have been a clue to find Luigi

Adventure Mode

- numerous missions will block Mario’s progress
- sometimes you’ll need to complete certain requirements other than just simply winning battles
- this includes aiming for a specified place on the court or beating the enemy within the allotted time
- stages have different gimmicks as well
- some stages have strong enemies that use special attacks and cannot be hurt with ordinary attacks
- win missions to gain experience and raise Mario’s stats
- clearing missions may also reward new rackets
- having all rackets broken during a mission will cause a Game Over
- missions have varied difficulties, from easy to advanced

Free Match (Singles / Doubles)

- The rules can be freely set. Has up to 4-player versus.
- Settings like CPU difficulty, court, and K.O. option can also be changed.

Local versus

- If you bring Switch with the game, you can have versus on a local connection with up to four players.
- You can choose between 1-vs-1 singles and 2-vs-2 doubles.

Online versus

- You can connect to the internet to fight rivals and friends alike.
- You can play for free until September 2018; after that, you will need to subscribe to the paid Nintendo Switch Online service.

Tournament (singles only)

- A mode where all players join a tournament and aim for the top.
- Toad will provide live commentary which will hype up the battles.

Tournament (online)

- Online tournaments, where you fight for ranks with worldwide players, will be held monthly.
- You can take on the tournament multiple times, and the rankings will be set based on the points earned.

Tournament (offline)

- Aim for conquering the top of all three tournaments available.
- Initially you’re only able to access one tournament, but you’ll be able to challenge more difficult tournaments by becoming the champion.

Swing Mode (Singles / Doubles)

- You can freely swing the Joy-Con to play with actually feeling the shots.
- Recommended when you just want to have fun with everyone.

One Point Advice: Try playing by changing the rules

- In Free Match and Swing Mode, you can enjoy tennis battles with more rules other than standard.
- You can choose a big tennis ball which will move more slowly and is also easier to be hit by the racket.
- You can also go with simple rules in Free Match, where matches don’t use energy and will fully rely on your tennis skills.

Switch modes

- on the big screen (TV)
- by sharing Joy-Con (tabletop)
- thoroughly alone (handheld)

Super Mario Odyssey music lead and director share special messages with fans

The Super Mario Odyssey original soundtrack launched in Japan a short while back, and it contains a booklet with some artwork, notes, and more. It also happens to include special messages from music lead Naoto Kubo and director Kenta Motokura. You can read what they had to say below.

Naoto Kubo

This time Mario goes on a big adventure where he travels to countries with various uniqueness. If the music also changes drastically based on the country, then there’d be the feeling of a journey and it’d sound interesting! So the three of us made the music like this; myself, Koji Kondo, and Shiho Fujii.

Fossil Falls has an orchestra present a primitive world which gives the feel of the beginning of a big adventure. This song’s melody starts with wooden pipes, and then the horn, tin whistle, accordion, and strings gradually kick in. I hope you can feel the sound scenery that’s lush with colors.

Jump Up, Super Star! is especially made to be easy to get familiar with, and to make everyone happy! The composer and arranger Mr. Yoichi Murata arranged certain tracks with trombones, based on the New Donk City Festival Edition produced specifically for games. I think the songs may have become very fun to play.

Other than that, this game’s music has literally everything, from comfortable Bossanova-style music, Irish-style music, to even rock songs! I think many people may be surprised with the festival-like music in Bowser’s Castle.

In order to create such a lush variation of music, live instrument recording was done in a much larger scale than before. In addition to orchestra and big bands, we also recorded a lot of instruments with strong regional flavors, from Japanese Taiko, Quena, to Mandolin.

I’ll be glad if everyone looks back on their own odyssey (trip) while listening to this.

Kenta Motokura

This game has “trip” as its theme, and its contents let you fully experience a heart-throbbing uneasy feeling as well as an exciting and fun feeling.

At each destination, Mario will get to meet with music from various countries.

In the country where forest and machinery exist together, there is music filled with a feeling of adventure. In the country with a broad sea and pleasant sky, the music will make you feel calm…

Among those, the vocal song Jump Up, Super Star! which is sung by Mayor Pauline symbolizes Mario’s trip. Pauline has been a familiar figure for all of you fans from long ago. She becomes a performer and sings with high notes during the (New Donk City) festival, and it becomes the most positive song which gives us players courage.

Furthermore, at the rooftop of the City Hall which has been turned into a live stage, the New Donker citizens of the Metropolis Kingdom will liven up the stage together.

Just like the pleasant relations between Mario, Pauline and the New Donkers in the festival, it’d be good if we can support each other in our future trips and go on with exciting feelings!

Let’s do the odyssey!!

Sanei Boeki releasing three more Super Mario Odyssey plush dolls

- due out June 15th, 2018 in Japan
- lineup includes Mario wearing his wedding outfit, Mario wearing Cappy, and Peach wearing her wedding dress
- Mario wearing Cappy is 34cm tall, and Cappy is removable
- Wedding Mario is 38cm
- Princess Peach in her wedding dress is 40cm

Mario and Pokemon Twitter accounts celebrate the Royal Wedding

We've already seen Nintendo get in on the Royal Wedding action with some special Super Mario Odyssey posters strew about the UK, but now the Pokemon Co. has joined in with a special tweet as well. Looks like Nintendo can't resist tying themselves up with the event of the year!

Super Mario Run - content update for May 19th, 2018

[Event] The first Week-End Spotlight event is now live. This time, it’s Princess Peach who’s featured, with all the items you can get from Remix 10’s Super Bonus Game being related to her: Peach Topiary (25%), 8-bit Peach Statue (25%), Peach Statue (20%), Gold Peach Statue (20%), Peach (Wedding) Statue (10%) (available until May 21st)

[Log-in Bonus] The 1st Weekend Gift is now live: Rally Tickets x5 (available until May 21st)

Son of a Glitch - Super Mario Odyssey Glitches: Part 2

In this episode, we return to Super Mario Odyssey for even more glitchy fun with Cappy. Man this game just gets better and better!

Nintendo UK - Love is in the air. Show us your love-themed snaps from Super Mario Odyssey for a chance to win a plush Cappy hat!

Love is in the air this week! To celebrate the Royal wedding we’re bringing back the Super Mario Odyssey #SnapshotContest!

This time the theme is love! To enter, simply share a tweet using the sharing functionality of Nintendo Switch, with the hashtags #SnapshotContest, #SuperMarioOdyssey and #RoyalWedding, of an image taken using the in-game Snapshot Mode. You just need to make the image love themed!

So whether you’re showing Mario in a wedding outfit or a Goomba falling in love, we’re looking forward to seeing your snaps!

Three winners will be picked at random from all entries received by midnight on Sunday 27th May 2018. Each winner will receive their very own plush Cappy hat! We’ll also be retweeting some of our favourites on the Super Mario UK Twitter account so keep a look out!

Need inspiration? Check out some of the entries we had during our first #SnapshotContest.

Full details here

‘Mario Tennis Aces - file size

Nintendo really knows how to keep the file sizes small on their games, and Mario Tennis Aces might be one of the most impressive examples yet. According to the Nintendo.co.uk listing, Mario Tennis Aces takes up just 2GB of space! There certainly seems to be a ton of content in the game, so I'm not quite sure how Nintendo/Camelot pulled this off!

Mario Tennis Aces includes Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Russian, and Chinese language support.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!