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Mario Tennis Aces

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.


Later tonight, Mario Tennis Aces’ latest update will be going live. Version 2.0.1 is making changes to the shot system, characters, and more.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Birdo has arrived in Mario Tennis Aces as the latest playable character. Have a look at some footage in the video below.

Nintendo has released a new trailer showing off Birdo’s addition in Mario Tennis Aces. Get a look at the video below.

Mario Tennis Aces received a big update this week. Version 2.0.0 added the Co-op Challenge, support for the Switch Online app, and new Ruins of Trials in Adventure Mode.

There is a small reward for completing the Ruins of Trials. If you’re interested in finding out what it is, continue on below.