Nintendo volleys even more features for Mario Tennis Open


02/05/2012

May 2nd, 2012: Following last month’s unveiling of the Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open, Nintendo has revealed further details about the upcoming game, which launches for the portable Nintendo 3DS system on May 25 in Europe. In addition to the variety of fun tennis games with a Mario twist in Special Games mode, fans will be able to connect with friends for online matches, enjoy new StreetPass features and unlock bonus game characters through gameplay and via special QR Codes.

Newly revealed game elements include the following:

Online Play: Mario Tennis Open players can compete and cooperate in local wireless matches with other opponents and play exhilarating games together online. Players can also build up their Open Match standings, check the monthly leaderboard and win Victory Medals from every challenger they defeat.

Ink Showdown: In this fast-paced competition, Piranha Plants spit ink balls from the back edge of the court. Players must destroy the ink balls before they splatter, while hitting tennis balls past an opponent.

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StreetPass Features: Players can inspire friendly competition by using the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass feature. They can engage in competitive StreetPass Matches or cooperative Ring Shot challenges with computer-controlled versions of people they encounter and share their StreetPass winning streak. StreetPass can also be used to show off players’ Mii characters, which can be customised with new outfits and accessories that can improve their on-court performance. As users play, new items for their Mii will be unlocked in the Item Shop.

Unlockable Characters: New and familiar Nintendo characters can be unlocked – some through game play, others via special QR Codes. Unlockable characters include Luma, Baby Mario and Dry Bowser.

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Remember to keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed @NintendoEurope and @NintendoUK.

For more information about Mario Tennis Open, visit the official Mario Tennis Open website now!

Mario Tennis Open will be available in shops from May 25th, only for Nintendo 3DS.