Nintendo Announces Details for Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Online Tournament Demo

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In Japan, the top eight players of the Pre-Launch Tournament will be invited for the "Mario Tennis Aces" Top Players Tournament on June 24 at the Summer Jisedai World Hobby Fair 2018, according to Nintendo Life. The online demo will conclude on Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59 p.m.

From June 1 to June 3, you will be able to hop online to participate in a free pre-launch tournament for Mario Tennis Aces. In addition, the title will feature a campaign mode where we will enjoy an adventure that will take us to face some bosses of the series.

Curious about Mario Tennis Aces for the Nintendo Switch, but not curious enough to pre-order or buy the game quite yet?

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Mario Tennis Aces smashes onto Nintendo Switch on June 22. The goal of the online tournament is to get players from across Japan to try out its tennis battles that come with new aimed shots and acceleration features. It's, of course, up to Mario to bail out his brother and complete several tennis-related challenges. Nintendo won't say who those characters are yet, but we have a pretty good idea. In Swing Mode, players can use their Joy-Con controllers like a tennis racket, swinging them to initiate the tennis swings in the game.

Are you excited about Mario Tennis Aces? For a limited time, players can try out online tournament matches in the game before it launches. As you advance through the tournament stages you'll earn points based on your performance, allowing you to unlock another five additional characters to play with.

Or if you're like me and don't wanna get whupped by some random digital "Roger Federer" or "Serena Williams" you can play it safe against a computer controlled opponent in offline singles play.