During Nintendo’s E3 2015 Direct, the latest iteration in the Mario Tennis series was revealed for the Wii U, titled Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.
The gameplay footage we saw included some new quirky gameplay elements such as having your character grow huge and dominate the tennis court. The first Mario Tennis game launched on the Nintendo 64 back in 2000, before being re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2010. Expect more of the same gameplay from the iterations of the Mario Tennis series that we’ve seen previously on GameCube and 3DS.
It was only a very brief trailer that showed the likes of Mario and Bowser battling it out on the court at the start playing a variety of shots. The inclusion of all these different types of shots and the power-up ability definitely looks like it’s going to lead to some tactical gameplay as you have your opponent running all about the court.
Doubles matches also make a return to the series in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash hopefully allowing for local and online multiplayer frantic action on the court and in the trailer we saw Mario and Bowser take on Peach and Toad. Of course expect to see a lot more characters from the Mushroom Kingdom included in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash upon the games release.
The trailer was only brief but you can check it out below.
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is currently set to release during this holiday season. Lace up your tennis shoes, and practice that serve.