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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Announced For Wii U

by Carmine Red - June 16, 2015, 9:50 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Digital Event

First details of the latest Mario Sports game shows some oversize tennis!

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has just been announced for the Wii U console, set to come out during the holiday 2015 period in North America. The game is the latest entry in a line of Mario Tennis games that span all the way back to the Nintendo 64, and was represented at Nintendo's Digital Event with the premiere of a gameplay trailer.

Both singles and doubles modes are apparent from footage released thus far, and Nintendo also made sure to show off power-ups that players can deploy on the court. One of these power-ups was a Mega Mushroom that, in typical Mario fashion, turned an on-the-court character giant-sized, presumably with extra reach and power. Smaller characters appeared at a disadvantage to these large players, and would have to leap into the air to hit back the tennis ball.

Stay tuned to Nintendo World Report as we scour E3 for more details on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and all the other Nintendo news afoot!

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Mop it upJune 16, 2015

The N64 game was a lot of fun back in the day, and got everyone around here playing it. I haven't played much of the series since then, so I wonder if this one can recapture past magic. We shall see!

I liked the 3DS game, but I don't think I'm in the mood for another one. The only thing I'd want is local multiplayer, and I've got the N64 one on VC for that.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, June 16, 2015

The return of those timed chance shot things from the 3DS game don't instill much hope, despite me not minding them so bad. For others, it's probably going to be a deal-breaker unless the gameplay is modified to not require the use of them.

Mop it upJune 16, 2015

Maybe they will have options to turn off certain features this time, like how you could turn off the power shots in Mario Power Tennis.

ejamerJune 16, 2015

Was the 3DS game that successful?  I remember seeing it on clearance for $10 and wasn't interested... so not really keen on paying $60 for a console version.

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