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New Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Details Announced

Nintendo has released some new details on the upcoming Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash title for the Wii U.

Amiibo Compatibility: Players can choose supported amiibo figures to be partners in online doubles matches, or players can enlist them to battle strong computer-controlled opponents in the offline Knockout Challenge mode. The more matches an amiibo plays, the more experience and skill it will gain. Currently available compatible amiibo include Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Yarn Yoshis, Rosalina, Wario, Toad and Donkey Kong.

New Moves: On top of standard shots like topspin, lobs and slices, the new Ultra Smash move sees characters leap high into the air and smash the ball down to devastating effect. Colorful Chance Areas occasionally appear to help players unleash super-strong smash or bamboozling slices to flummox adversaries on the other side of the net.

Game-Play Modes:

  • Knockout Challenge: Tense tiebreak matches against increasingly difficult computer-controlled opponents await in this single-player mode. If the going gets too tough, players can call in a compatible amiibo as a doubles partner.
  • Mega Battle: After grabbing a Mega Mushroom, characters grow to gigantic proportions and can dominate the court with their increased power and range.
  • Classic Tennis: For those who prefer their tennis a little more traditional, Classic Tennis offers two variations: Standard mode features Chance Shots and Jump Shots but no Mega Mushrooms, while Simple puts competitors on the court with nothing but the net and the ball.
  • Online Multiplayer: Go up against adversaries from around the world in competitive ranked play in either Mega Battle or Classic Tennis modes, or quickly jump into more casual matches. Two players* on the same console can team up to take on all comers, or a supported amiibo can join as a doubles partner on the online courts.

Multiple Controller Options: Players can choose their favorite control option, as the game supports the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller and Classic Controller Pro options.”

You can check out more information on the dedicated Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash website here.

Source: Nintendo PR

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18 comments

  1. Finally, some good news about this game. Glad to see Nintendo is not so clueless after all.

    However, I don’t understand why there hasn’t been a holiday season Direct yet to share further info about upcoming releases.

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  2. Well ok that’s more like it Nintendo. There may be a glimmer of hope for this game after all. Maybe outside of Japan, I still don’t think it will sell that great but news like this does help put it in a better light

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  3. yes, awesome, I will be able to pair up with my boyfriend to play versus on online, awesome, awesome, everything I wanted. Time to make a use for my bowser and toad amiibos as well. ^^

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  4. With Nintendo’s rep for DLC there will be either “reasonably priced” or “FREE” dlc in the future.
    Just look at MK8, HYRULE WARRIORS, SMASH BROS, & SPLATOON!!

    So…..Mario Tennis U.S. turns out to be a day 1 buy after all.

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  5. Loving what I’m hearing. Lots of great info. Really happy Rosalina is playable, always wanted her playable in Mario Tennis. She’s definitely going to be the character I use the most.

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