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Mario Tennis Aces

With yesterday’s Mario Tennis Aces update, Shy Guy and Petey Piranha were added as new characters. Yoshi’s Ring Shot is also out now as a new Co-Op Challenge. View footage of everything in the video below.

The latest update for Mario Tennis Aces, announced earlier this week, is out now. Players can get their hands on version 2.1.0.

Today’s update includes Double Class Tournaments, the second Co-op Challenge, various character adjustments and more. We have the full patch notes below.

With Mario Tennis Aces having been in the spotlight the last few days, Nintendo has topped off the recent news with word that a fresh software update is dropping later this week for the title.

Bringing the game up to version 2.1.0, some big additions are set to be introduced in the Online Tournament mode. On top of adding both Shy Guy and Petey Piranha as rewards for participating this upcoming month, a new Doubles format and ranking system will be debuting on November 30th.

New challenge modes and character balances will also be implemented. The full patch notes are as follows:

Nintendo just published two new trailers for Mario Tennis Aces. With Petey Piranha and Shy Guy joining the game next month, they’ve received their own spotlight videos. Both can be found below.

Three more characters are joining Mario Tennis Aces. Luma, Pauline, and Boom Boom will be added to the game in early 2019, the company revealed today.

Based on how they’re presented in a new trailer, Luma will seemingly be first up in January. Boom Boom will then follow in February, and finally Pauline in March.

A recent issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream had a massive interview with some of the developers behind Mario Tennis Aces. Nintendo producer Toshiharu Izuno as well as Camelot president Hiroyuki Takahashi and Camelot vice president Shugo Takahashi participated in the discussion.

The interview had lots of talk about the game’s mechanics, including the energy system, Zone Shot, and breaking rackets. We also get some interesting insight into the story mode, how certain characters like Chain Chomp were decided, an explanation of the game’s name, and plenty more.

Koopa Paratroopa has started to go live in Mario Tennis Aces as the game’s latest character. See the character in action with the footage below.

Nintendo put out a trailer highlighting Koopa Paratroopa as the newest character addition in Mario Tennis Aces. Watch the video below.

Luigi has a fairly significant role in Mario Tennis Aces’ story mode. Its his actions early on that lead to things spiraling out of control, and he appears later on as well.

Camelot president Hiroyuki Takahashi and vice president Shugo Takahashi along with Nintendo producer Toshiharu Izuno spoke about Mario Tennis Aces’ story mode in-depth in a recent issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream. Hiroyuki mentioned that giving Luigi a larger focus would help accomplish the goal of surprising players and that “Mario would be burdened with a sense of sadness for his brother that’d come from a pretty deep place.” He also mentioned that there was difficulty in balancing the story with gameplay.

Mario Tennis Aces version 2.0.1 seems to have brought along an issue with it. When choosing Co-Op Challenge, players may encounter an error message and the game will be forced to close.

The good news is that Nintendo is aware of the situation, and intends to fix it soon. A fix will be implemented by October 16. That means Mario Tennis Aces should be getting another small update soon.