Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Nintendo Direct: Mario Tennis Aces Launch Date, Gameplay Details Revealed

Nintendo Direct: Mario Tennis Aces Launch Date, Gameplay Details Revealed

Artwork and gameplay was revealed during the Nintendo Direct with a 2018 release window.

In addition to the release date and the box art, Rakuten also revealed some additional new details about Mario Tennis Aces. OK, maybe that doesn't help you with these RPGs if you don't read Japanese, but at least you can just import Taiko if it doesn't come here. While this means that many Game Maker devs missed out on the gold rush, it does mean that there is the potential for more games to hit the Switch, including some quality titles.

Nintendo Direct: Mario Tennis Aces Launch Date, Gameplay Details Revealed
Nintendo Direct: Mario Tennis Aces Launch Date, Gameplay Details Revealed

With a new game coming and Nintendo's popularity booming, this could be the flawless time for the company to finally capitalise fully on the esports market. It's no surprise that the majority of the Direct was dedicated to upcoming Switch games and DLC. Hopefully we will get more information during the Nintendo E3 press conference this year.

In the game, players draw brushstrokes on screen with the Celestial Brush to battle opponents or solve puzzles.

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Is this a port of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, or a new game? Toe more versions for the Nintendo 3DS and the ill-fated Wii U were released in 2014 with the former being the first version for a handheld console. The update will include new gear, stages and playable characters. Perhaps the most surprising announcement was South Park: The Fractured But Whole coming to the portable home console too, which should be out on April 24th.

"From Dusk Till Casa Bonita" will cost $12 and will also be released on March 20 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PC, meaning the new class will likely be available on the same date.

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Furthermore, Nintendo is also adding characters to the roster in the form of the Inklings from Splatoon.

Smashing its way onto the Nintendo Switch will be none other than Super Smash Bros!

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Now, finally, the original "Crash Bandicoot" is coming to the Switch, in the form of the "N.Sane Trilogy", which debuted for the PS4 past year.

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