In a surprise, Nintendo had a Direct Mini today, and with that came several game announcements. Even more surprising, Nintendo revealed a brand-new Mario Tennis game for the Nintendo Switch called Mario Tennis Aces, coming to the hybrid console this Spring.
Mario Tennis Aces promises to offer a new level of skill and competitive gameplay to the series, as well as a brand-new story, which we haven’t seen in a Mario Tennis game since Power Tour on the Gameboy Advance. The game will include a variety of missions and boss battles — with even more to be announced at a later date. The game developers over at Camelot, responsible for the Mario Tennis games since the days of the Nintendo 64, are behind the upcoming release.
Mario Tennis was first released on the Virtual Boy as a pack-in game for North America. The reviews were mixed at the time; however, that didn’t stop it from becoming a spin-off franchise for Nintendo, and it even helped usher in a new era of Nintendo sports games in general.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Mario Tennis Aces as it develops.