Mario Tennis Aces launches for Nintendo Switch in June

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For almost two months, Switch and 3DS owners have been waiting for the other shoe to drop after an exciting Nintendo Direct Mini back in January, and today, the time has finally come. Save those for E3.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is being remade for 3DS just like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was. It will feature over 300 microgames, a mix of old and new. It's coming August 3rd.

Another new title is the Dillon's Dead Heat Breakers, a tower defence game. This meter is charged by either keeping a volley going, or performing a trick shot. A demo for the game will be available May 10, and the game will roll onto Nintendo e-shop on May 24.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes was revealed, and it will feature Travis embarking into the game world to go on a rampage of epic proportions.

The broadcast also announced that Nintendo members can exchange gold points for games via my.nintendo.com.

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The cult classic Luigi's Mansion for the GameCube is being remade for 3DS.

As far as I'm aware, it's the first time Mario's held such a pose on the cover of a Mario Tennis game, so I'm just going to assume that Nintendo have done this on objective.

In addition, the page appears to suggest that players will be able to control their character by swinging the Joy Con (much like how one would swing the Wii Remote in Wii Sports Tennis); and they'll be able to play against others online or locally via local multiplayer.

15 characters will be featured in Mario Tennis Aces.

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Playstyle categories were also revealed in the presentation.

There is also a new Zone mechanic. If you fail to block a "Zone Shot" at the precise moment your racket will take damage. Of course, there will be a robust online multiplayer mode for players to enjoy.

But before we get to that, I want to remind you about Donald J. Trump, the current President of the United States of America.

Perhaps more surprisingly Nintendo announced that there will be a pre-launch online tournament (1v1), but details of this beta test of sorts will be announced at a later date. You can read the full description of the game below. Along with the RPG style of play that includes gaining jobs and skills, the special edition will have a pop-up book on the origins of all eight characters, will have a replica of the coins used in the game, and a map. Play as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters all while using simple motion controls. There is now a demo available on the Nintendo e-Shop.

Octopath Traveler also got a wealth of announcements.

Undertale is being ported to the Nintendo Switch soon. The game is coming 2018.

Splatoon 2's version 3.0 will come in late April 2018. The DLC will have you play as Agent 8 within vast secret subway subterranean world. The expansion has a recommended retail price of $19.99 and will launch this summer. One thing we do know is that it has a release date sometime in 2018.

Okami HD will make a premiere with attractive cel-shaded graphics. The Solaire of Astoria will also get an Amiibo that will unlock a "praise the sun" gesture. Up to four players can take to the court with the games refined advanced tennis system. The release date is July 10th. Nintendo hasn't said anything about Smash for Switch, but countless fingers are crossed. We'll be reporting live.

"South Park" The Fractured But Whole is coming to the Nintendo Switch on April 24. What did you think of the Direct? And for everything else Nintendo, keep it locked to Mammoth Gamers.

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