Mario Tennis  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Mario Tennis  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Mario Tennis Aces Revealed for Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/dhx29/mario-tennis-aces-revealed-for-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/dhx29/mario-tennis-aces-revealed-for-nintendo-switch Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:20:42 -0500 Highties

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. 

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New details for Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash https://www.gameskinny.com/objzs/new-details-for-mario-tennis-ultra-smash https://www.gameskinny.com/objzs/new-details-for-mario-tennis-ultra-smash Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:32:39 -0400 Goldenbolt

It's time for Mario to return to the tennis court this holiday season in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Nintendo Wii U. We were a little disappointed in how little we got to see of the game back during E3, but the new information makes the wait worthwhile.

One of the most appealing new features of Ultra Smash is the inclusion of amiibo support. In an incredibly similar manner to Super Smash Bros, players can enlist their amiibo figures to play as their doubles partners and it'll gain experience along the way. It looks like the compatible amiibo at this point are Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, the Yarn Yoshis, Toad, Bowser, Rosalina, Wario, and Donkey Kong. And one of the most unique aspects this time around is that the amiibo can play alongside you online.

Just like Mario Tennis Open before it, Ultra Smash boasts an online play mode, in which you can play against others from around the world either by yourself, with your amiibo, or with a friend on the couch. This makes for a more complete Mario Tennis experience that the 3DS couldn't really seem to capture.

On top of all of that, the game offers flashy new moves in addition to the previously teased Mega Battle, in which you can grab a Mega Mushroom and increase your character's power. In addition to Classic Tennis, you're also able to participate in a Knockout Challenge. Here, you'll play tiebreaker matches against tough computer-controlled characters. If things get too hard though, you're welcome to call in an amiibo for support.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash be launching on November 20th in the US for the Wii U.

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Nintendo's first-party release calendar 2015-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/lfe4n/nintendos-first-party-release-calendar-2015-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/lfe4n/nintendos-first-party-release-calendar-2015-2016 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:51:34 -0400 David Fisher

While Nintendo might not have the best reputation when it comes to third-party titles, their first-party lineup rarely fails to impress players. However, with many big titles being pushed further back each passing day, I've decided to compile this list of upcoming games that can tide you over until the next big Legend of Zelda or Star Fox hit!

Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Release Dates:

  • JP: April 29, 2015
  • NA/EU: December 4, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X is the latest title in Monolith Soft's Xeno series of video games. In it, players will be able to command their very own "Skells" ("Dolls" in the Japanese version). The game looks and feels much like its predecessor Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii and 3DS, but aims to take full advantage of the Wii U's hardware. Science-Fiction and Mecha fans will certainly want to keep their eye out for what looks to be a promising smash hit.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Release Dates:

  • JP: November 21, 2015
  • EU: November 20, 2015
  • NA: November 13, 2015

One of the few games coming to North America before PAL releases, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a virtual board game that bears similarities to the Mario Party series of games. The game requires amiibo cards and toys to play, and looks like a somewhat decent game. I mean, surely it can't be worse than Mario Party 10, right?

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Release Dates:

  • International: ~November 20th, 2015

One of Nintendo's least talked about titles, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash aims to add... something to the regular tennis formula. Previous Mario Tennis titles have seen Mario and co. getting special rackets, power-ups, and more. However, we have heard and seen nothing about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash other than a 50-second teaser trailer where players pick up Mega Mushrooms. All we know is that this game will probably offer more of the same that we expect from Mario Sports games, and that's never a bad thing.

Genei Ibun Roku #FE

Release Dates:

  • JP: December 26, 2015
  • NA/EU: TBA 2016

Originally announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire EmblemGenei Ibun Roku #FE is a turn-based RPG that takes elements of the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, combining them into a colorful game centralized around music, swords, and demons. From what footage has been released so far, Genei Ibun Roku #FE looks like an over-the-top fun RPG that fans of either series will undoubtedly be excited to get their hands on.

The Legend of Zelda: Wii U

Release Date:

  • International: TBA 2016

If Nintendo had stuck to their original plans, we would be seeing a Wii U Legend of Zelda title flying off store shelves in the next few months. However, the game has since been pushed back to 2016. The game promises to include a massive overworld, non-linear gameplay, and more horse-riding action than previous Legend of Zelda titles. Let's just hope that those rumors about Twilight Princess HD are true so that it can tide us over until Zelda U is ready.

Pokken Tournament

Release Date: 

  • International: Spring 2016

Ever want to see Pokemon fight in a real-time environment, just like they do in the anime? Pokken Tournament is the game you've been waiting for. Similar to Namco's Tekken series, Pokken Tournament gives players control of a roster of familiar Pokemon as they relentlessly battle in circular arenas in true arcade fashion. This is looking to be one of the major Wii U titles in the foreseeable future post-2015.

Star Fox Zero

Release Date:

  • International: April 22, 2016

Another game that players were hoping to see in less than a month from now, Star Fox Zero has since been delayed until early next year. The game features classic on-rails and all-range modes that we have seen in games like Star Fox 64, but with all new dual-screen mechanics and transformation abilities. Hopefully - like Zelda U - the delays will improve the game beyond expectations.

Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes

Release Dates:

  • JP: October 22, 2015
  • NA/EU: October 23, 2015
  • AUS: October 24, 2015

Tri-Force Heroes seeks to offer a more co-operative experience than the competitive nature of the Legend of Zelda: Four Sword series. In Tri-Force Heroes three heroes bearing a resemblance to Link set out across the kingdom of Hytopia to stop the evil Drablands Witch, who has put a curse of ugliness on the beautiful Princess Styla. The game looks to be much more whimsical than previous Legend of Zelda titles, and only time will tell if this game lives up to the franchise's standards.

Yo-Kai Watch

Release Dates:

  • JP: July 11, 2015
  • NA: November 6, 2015
  • AUS: December 5, 2015
  • EU: TBA 2016

A game that has recently trumped Pokemon in Japan for sales, Yo-Kai Watch aims to be the next big thing in childhood monster-catching. While it will be interesting to see whether or not Yo-Kai Watch has the same international success as Pokemon; if its sales are anything to go off of, Yo-Kai Watch might just be the go-to brand in the near future. Better watch out Pokemon Company!

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Release Dates:

  • JP: September 17, 2015
  • NA: November 20, 2015
  • EU/AUS: First-Half 2016

Speaking of Pokemon, the Pokemon Company seems to be carrying on with the success of its Mystery Dungeon spin-off series with Super Mystery Dungeon on the 3DS. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will be the first Mystery Dungeon title to have all 721 Pokemon in full 3D. If dungeon crawling is your thing, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon might just be up your alley.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.

Release Dates:

  • JP: December 3, 2015
  • EU: December 4, 2015
  • AUS: December 10, 2015
  • NA: January 22, 2016

Following the trend of almost releasing every 3 years, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. is the 5th installment of both the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series. In this game, Mario and Luigi team up with Paper Mario to put all of the characters in the Paper Mario world back where they belong after Luigi trips over a mysterious book and lets them loose. Both series are known for their hilarious antics and timing focused turn-based RPG elements, and so seeing what Nintendo does with both series in the same game is sure to be interesting.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends

Release Dates:

  • JP: January 21, 2016
  • International: March 25, 2016

Hyrule Warriors: Legends is a 3DS port of the well-received Hyrule Warriors game on the Wii U. The game features everything that was found in the Hyrule Warriors Wii U title - including DLC maps and characters - as well as several new characters, maps, bosses, and battlegrounds. The game can also link up with the Wii U title to unlock all the characters added in the 3DS version, although other features may - or may not - be exclusive to Legends.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest/Birthright

Release Dates:

  • JP: June 25, 2015
  • International: TBA 2016

The latest installment in Nintendo's Fire Emblem tactical strategy games, Fire Emblem Fates sees the player take control of their very own avatar who is torn between two sides - their adopted home, and their birth home - in a war orchestrated by an unknown force. The game features interesting new classes that seem to be based off feudal Japan or Europe depending on the game you choose.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Release Date:

  • International: TBA 2016

This game has received a lot of controversy since its reveal at E3 2015. However, the game still appears to be in development with a release date in 2016. The developers have since released information that the game will have both a single player element, and have Nintendo's leading lady - Samus Aran - make an appearance. We can only wait and see if this game will live up to the expectations of Metroid Prime fans.

Bravely Second: End Layer

Release Dates:

  • JP: April 23, 2015
  • International: TBA 2016

Bravely Second acts as the sequel to Bravely Default, a game that sought to bring back classic Final Fantasy elements that have not been seen in the series since the days of Final Fantasy games on the Super Nintendo. While not much information has been released about international distribution, it is known that the game will be arriving in other regions... eventually.

Will there be more?

That is the question on the minds of Nintendo fans. With the NX looking like it will be released in 2016, many of us will be wondering if the Wii U or 3DS will receive more first-party support before the next console comes around the corner.

Unfortunately, it looks like this might be the end of the foreseeable release calendar for now. These titles do look promising, though, so let's keep our heads held high and enjoy these first-party titles as they come!

Also, remember to keep this article on hand as I will update it whenever news comes around about new release dates and games in the future!

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In case you missed it, here are Nintendo's E3 Digital Event highlights https://www.gameskinny.com/jihtp/in-case-you-missed-it-here-are-nintendos-e3-digital-event-highlights https://www.gameskinny.com/jihtp/in-case-you-missed-it-here-are-nintendos-e3-digital-event-highlights Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:52:44 -0400 David Fisher

Today at 9 a.m. PT, Nintendo held an E3 digital event broadcasted over twitch.tv and their own personal page here. Here are some of the highlights!

Starfox Zero

Team Starfox is back in action, and there are many new features in this latest addition to the series. As mentioned previously the gamepad's gyro controls can be used to fly, however, during the Treehouse gameplay session we learned that you can use both control sticks to play and use more intricate flying maneuvers.

A new feature in Starfox Zero is the walker transformation mode for the Arwing. Originally designed for the unreleased Starfox 2, the walker will be used for ground assault while the Arwing will be used for aerial dogfights. The transformation can be activated at any time at the touch of a button, providing new gameplay options for players.

Other vehicles are playable in Starfox Zero as well such as the Landmaster and a new helicopter-like vehicle known as the Gyro-wing. All vehicles will be able to transform, one of the gameplay footage reels showcasing the Landmaster's flying mode. All gameplay will take place on two screens simultaneously with the gamepad always displaying the cockpit mode, while the TV will show a more classic Starfox experience.

Platinum Games has been revealed as a collaborative developer for the game, and it shows. From the looks of it, this Starfox title will be much more fast-paced, an exciting announcement for the series.

Amiibo/Skylander Superchargers Crossover

Donkey Kong and Bowser will be making an appearance in the Skylanders Supercharged line of figures. A neat feature of both statuettes will be their dual functionality, working with both amiibo titles, as well as Skylanders platforms. These two figures, however, will be exclusive to the Wii U version of Skylanders.

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

Nintendo's latest Legend of Zelda announcement is for the 3DS. Designed to be more of a co-op experience as opposed to the competitive nature of games such as Four Swords Adventures for the Nintendo GameCube, Triforce Heroes will focus on more serious dungeon design when compared to past Legend of Zelda multiplayer titles.

According to series director Eiji Aonuma, the game will have only 3 players during co-op sessions as he believed 4 players was too many in a serious Legend of Zelda experience. He did state, however, that the game will have a single player mode implemented as well.

Another feature is the ability to change outfits for your hero. Some suits - such as the one featured above - will upgrade certain items when you use them. How other outfits such as the Zelda Dress outfit, or various other outfits showcased will function has yet to be seen. During the Treehouse event it was revealed that all three players will share the same heart meter, making this game much more challenging. 

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes is expected to come out fall 2015.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends

The Hyrule Warriors 3DS port had a short teaser trailer, introducing new playable characters: Tetra and King of Red Lions, both from The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker. From the footage it seems that players will be able to switch characters in real-time during missions, providing a new gameplay experience. The game will be released in the 1st quarter of 2016.

Metroid Prime Federation Force/Blast Ball

Metroid fans rejoice! A new Metroid Prime game has been announced.

The game appears to have a much less serious design than previous Metroid Prime titles.

Titled Metroid Prime: Federation Force the game appears to be a co-op experience featuring the Galactic Federation soldiers featured in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The game will be a 3DS exclusive that will also come with another game known as Metroid Prime: Blast Ball. Other than that, there isn't much to go off of.

Fire Emblem: Fates

Not much was revealed for Fire Emblem: Fates, other than the American title. However, we did get this trailer (above).

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

We also got a trailer for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. This trailer did not show much either, but it did give us the names of our protagonists, as well as some of the Fire Emblem heroes appearing. Some of these Fire Emblem characters include: Chrom (Awakening), Caeda (Mystery of the Emblem), Cain (Shadow Dragon), and Tiki (Shadow Dragon).

Yoshi's Wooly World

Yoshi's Wooly World has received an offical release date of October 16th, 2015.

Yoshi's Wooly World was showcased during Nintendo's Digital Event, and revealed some of the game's unique features. Some of these features include the ability to create platforms out of yarn by throwing yarn balls at empty slots such as the windmill propeller seen above, and swallowing enemies to create yarn balls.

Also shown during this demonstration was the amiibo functionality for non-Yoshi amiibos. A number of amiibo figures will work with Yoshi's Woolly World, each changing the colour of your Yoshi depending on which amiibo the player scans. A trailer for the game can be found here.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

A new Mario and Luigi RPG is coming out. This time the moustached duo will be teaming up with Mario's paper counterpart: Paper Mario!

 Both Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games have been known for their comical plotlines, and from the trailer it seems like fans will be assured that the tradition continues. The game takes place in both universes, with characters from both series appearing as friends and foes. Whether or not Paper Mario's friends will be joining them in battle is unknown, but the game already appears promising.

The game has a proposed launch date in Spring 2016.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is about what you would come to expect from the title. The trailer highlights some of the gameplay features, including designing dream homes for villagers, as well as schools and other locales. Whether or not the main Animal Crossing gameplay features will be present is currently unknown.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, however, appears to be some sort of Mario Party clone. Not many details have been released, and the footage leaves much to speculation about how the game will operate.

Yo-kai Watch

Yo-kai Watch's trailer shows parts of the story, as well as gameplay elements.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

The newly announced Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash had a short reveal trailer, the only detail really found being the game's feature of using Mega Mushrooms during matches to grow to gigantic proportions. How it will affect gameplay is currently unclear.

Stay tuned on GameSkinny for more E3 Coverage! 

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