Nintendo has released some more details on the upcoming Mario Tennis Aces Pre-launch Online Tournament. We now know how many characters you will be able to play as. According to Nintendo, you will be able to play with quite a few of them. 4 characters will be available the moment you start playing the demo. However, you can unlock more, “up to 9 characters”, by collecting points. The better you play in a match, the more points you get. Mario, Yoshi, Peach and Bowser will be the 4 characters you can immediately play as, so Nintendo talked more about their abilities. Here’s what they said in full:
The famous mustachioed hero appears with a new tennis outfit! Mario is an All-Around character type in this game. He’s a good character to start with because he’s well-balanced – both his shots and speed are solid.
Yoshi is a Speedy character. Utilizing Yoshi’s fast legs, you can quickly catch up to balls far away from you!
Peach, the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, is a Technical character. She has excellent ball control, great footwork, and can easily hit to the far corners of the court. She’s a great character to use if you like making your opponent run from one side of the court to the other.
As you may have assumed from his large size, Bowser is a Powerful character that can dish out shots at very high speeds. Use his strength to keep the pressure on your opponents!
Source: Mario Tennis Aces Switch News Channel