'Mario Tennis Aces' Adventure Mode Trailer Teases a New Story

Mario Tennis Aces , the next Mario-inspired sports game releasing for Nintendo Switch in June, comes with a twist. This time, a story mode will accompany the tennis action as players explore the island as Mario and face off in various challenges.

Nintendo released a new trailer that showcases the story of Mario Tennis Aces (and some more gameplay.) According to the Adventure Mode trailer, spirits have possessed the rackets of participants in the tournament including Wario, Waluigi and Luigi. It's up to Mario to solve the mystery of the island and find a way to save his brother.

Check out the Adventure Mode trailer for Mario Tennis Aces below.

Mario will set out on an adventure through the island taking on various challenges and bosses. These include a tennis match against Boo where two floating mirrors shoot the ball back at you, and a course where Mario needs to hit multiple Shy Guys littered across the court. Petey Piranha is also confirmed as a boss.

Mario Tennis Aces gives players a level-up system and some strategic RPG elements like equipping different tennis rackets. Each racket effects Mario's attack, defense and durability so choose wisely.

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The stat screen in 'Mario Tennis Aces' Nintendo

Details for Mario Tennis Aces were released during the March Nintendo Direct, which introduced the Adventure Mode and showed off some of the new gameplay mechanics for the Nintendo Switch game. Currently, there are 15 confirmed characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Daisy, Wario, Waluigi, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Boo, Toad, Toadette, Rosalina and Chain Chomp.

Mario Tennis Aces will release for Nintendo Switch on June 22.

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