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Mario Golf: Super Rush

A major 3.0.0 update has gone live for Mario Golf: Super Rush. We just heard about this patch in today’s Nintendo Direct.

The update includes Koopa Troopa and Ninji as playable characters, Blustery Basin and Spiky Palms as new courses, CPU difficulty, and more. We have the full patch notes for the Mario Golf: Super Rush 3.0.0 update below. 

We have more insights from the Mario Golf: Super Rush development team in which key developers discussed Battle Golf, Adventure Mode, new characters, and fashion.

Yesterday we posted the first half of the Nintendo Dream interview with some of the lead staff on Mario Golf: Super Rush, which covered the team’s approach to new entries in the franchise, opening cinematics in Mario sports games and much more. In the second half of the interview, the team goes on to talk about other aspects.

Here’s the rest of the translation:

A few developers behind Mario Golf: Super Rush have opened up about the game, including how the title came to be and the series’ history, the opening movie, Swing Mode, change in mechanics the franchise has seen previously, and more.

You may recall that we recently posted some excerpts from a Nintendo Dream interview conducted an interview with some of the lead staff involved with the development of Mario Golf: Super Rush. Camelot’s Hiroyuki Takahashi (Producer) and Shugo Takahashi (Director), along with Nintendo’s Shinya Saito (Producer) and Tomohiro Yamamura (Director) gave readers a peak behind the development curtain by talking through their experiences making the game.

Since the interview is quite lengthy, we’ve decided to split it up into two parts. Our translation of the first half can be read below.

Mario Golf: Super Rush players can now obtain a Boo visor as part of this month’s Ranked Match reward. To unlock it, you’ll need to reach A- or higher in the mode. Players can then choose Boo wearing a visor while selecting a character.

Mario Golf: Super Rush just introduced Ranked Match in its big 2.0.0 update in August. In the online competitive mode, players choose their controls and character, then select Standard Golf or Speed Golf to be automatically matched up with other players. Participate in Ranked Match to earn and collect monthly match points to increase your rank. Nintendo resets the monthly match points, rank, and global ranking at the end of every month, though it’s possible to review past records.

Nintendo Dream recently conducted an interview with some of the lead staff involved with the development of Mario Golf: Super Rush and shared some interesting news. Camelot’s Hiroyuki Takahashi (producer) and Shugo Takahashi (director), along with Nintendo’s Shinya Saito (producer) and Tomohiro Yamamura (director) gave readers a peak behind the development curtain by talking through their experiences making the game.

We know that the final subtitle ended up being “Super Rush”, but another name was considered during development. Following the success of Mario Tennis Aces, it turns out that “Mario Golf Aces” was also considered as a potential name for Mario Golf: Super Rush, according to news shared with the Japanese magazine.

Below is our translation of their thoughts on why it was considered and how they ultimately landed on Super Rush:

Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream recently conducted an interview with some of the lead staff at Camelot involved with the development of Mario Golf: Super Rush.

At one point of the discussion, Hiroyuki Takahashi (producer) and Shugo Takahashi (director) talked about their approach to course design for the Switch entry. In order to make the courses as large as they did in Mario Golf: Super Rush, Camelot received technical advice from the Zelda: Breath of the Wild team.

Here’s Nintendo Everything’s translation of the excerpt:

Nintendo and Camelot issued Mario Golf: Super Rush’s big update tonight, and GameXplain has now shared some footage of the new content. Have a look at the video below to get a look at Toadette, the New Donk City course, and more.

Mario Golf: Super Rush’s big update, which was only just announced today, is now available. The game is now at version 2.0.0.

Highlights include the additions of Toadette as a playable character, the New Donk City course, Ranked Match mode as well as improved motion controls. The full patch notes can be found below.

A new Mario Golf: Super Rush themed reward is up for grabs through My Nintendo UK. Members there can spend points plus shipping to get a Mario Golf: Super Rush luggage tag featuring the titular plumber.

This reward costs 300 Platinum Points and can be bought by eligible members here.

Mario Golf: Super Rush debuted on the NPD charts at #3. We now have some additional insight into the game’s performance.

It’s  confirmed that launch month dollar sales for Mario Golf: Super Rush were the highest ever for a Mario Golf game. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, which came to GameCube in July 2003, held the record previously.

On another software note, it’s worth noting that the Switch version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 moved the game back into the NPD charts. It went from #51 in May to #17 in June.

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