The Mario Tennis Aces online tournament for October is now underway!


05/10/2018

Grab your racket and get warmed up – a brand new online tournament* is now underway in Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch! If you take part, you’ll get to play as a brand new character – the all-rounded Birdo – early!

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The tournament is happening right now, and runs until 00:00 (UK time) on November 1st. Think you’ve got what it takes to become a tennis ace? Then see you on the court!

A new update has arrived!

Oh, by the way, did you see all this from the latest update? Loads of cool new stuff has been added to Mario Tennis Aces on Nintendo Switch as part of the new ver.2 update, including extra characters and even new ways to play. Read on to see what’s new!

New characters are on the way!

From October, Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa and Petey Piranha will gradually join the court as playable characters – you can unlock them by taking part in online tournaments! Stay tuned, as we’ll continue to add more of your Super Mario favourites until June next year!

Co-op Challenge

A new mode called Co-op Challenge is now available, containing limited-time online team-based events. Share the court online with friends or others around the world and complete specific objectives to receive special outfits, alternate colour schemes and more!

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The first mission is already underway, so grab your racket and get swinging!

Face-to-face Swing Mode matches

You can now enjoy local multiplayer** Swing Mode matches in tabletop mode! Bring two Nintendo Switch consoles together, stand face-to-face with your opponent, and play a game of tennis in traditional fashion!

Voice chat support

Nintendo Switch Online members can now use voice chat in any of Mario Tennis Aces’ online modes with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app***! Express yourself with friends when going head-to-head, or talk tactics when taking on those pesky co-op missions!

A new island in Adventure mode

Once you clear Adventure mode, a new island will appear! Rumour has it that there are several challenging missions available, and clearing them all will gain you a handsome reward!

New to Mario Tennis Aces? Find out more about the game at the official Mario Tennis Aces website and catch the latest happenings on the court at the Super Mario Facebook page and Nintendo UK VS Twitter account.

Mario Tennis Aces is available in shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch now.

*Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

**Additional accessories, games and/or systems may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.

***A compatible smart device and internet connection required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app. Data charges may apply. A Nintendo Account and active Nintendo Switch Online paid membership is required to use the service. The service cannot be used by account users who are under 13 years old. To set restrictions for the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smartphone or tablet settings. The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app does not include settings for the Nintendo Switch Online app.