'Mario Tennis Aces' Release Date, Characters Leak Ahead of Nintendo Direct

Posted March 10, 2018

In addition, there were a few extra announcements made that fans will be interested in.

Warioware is getting a microgame compilation in the form of Warioware Gold on the 3DS. 300 classic and new microgames involving mashing buttons, tilting, and touch screen, in Wario's zany and mischievous style will be released August 3, 2018.

Another new title is the Dillon's Dead Heat Breakers, a tower defence game. You can only use Zone Shots and Zone Speed if you have enough energy. There will be a demo on May 10th and a full release on May 24th. The game has been out in Japan for a while, but the rest of the world will get it March 23rd. There are little games announced thus far coming off of a strong first year, so Nintendo needs to keep the train rolling and let us know that it won't get derailed anytime soon.

Pikachu is back! But not how you remember him... This epic RPG sees you control both Bowser and the Mario Bros as they are trapped inside Bowser's body. Mario and Luigi will launch in 2019 with a new untold story about Bowser Junior.

New features on court make playing tennis in Mario Tennis Aces deeper than ever before. The first two DLCs will be available at launch, and the third DLC, Bring the Cruch, will be available for purchase the same day as other platforms get the DLC.

Mario Tennis Aces gave us a lot of information to chew on during today's Nintendo Direct for March 8th, 2018.

Nintendo also plans to host a pre-launch online tournament, one that will presumably offer players the chance to check out Mario Tennis Aces ahead of its launch through an exclusive 1 vs. 1 online tournament. Normally you wouldn't associate him with tennis, since he seems to spend the vast majority of his time on the golf course, but he has definitely picked up a racquet in the past.

Playstyle categories were also revealed in the presentation.