Nintendo just gave fans a few more things to be excited about. Today new modes and features were announced for Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.
Nintendo confirmed four modes, which include an online multiplayer mode. Details from the press release are below.
- Knockout Challenge: Tense tiebreak matches against increasingly difficult computer-controlled opponents await in this single-player mode. If the going gets too tough, you can call in a supported amiibo as your doubles partner.
- Mega Battle: Your character grows to gigantic proportions after grabbing a Mega Mushroom, dominating the court with their increased power and range. When rivals on both sides of the net are giant-sized, anything can happen!
- Classic Tennis: For those who prefer their tennis a little more traditional, Classic Tennis offers two variations: Standard mode features Chance Shots and Jump Shots but no Mega Mushrooms, while Simple puts competitors between the tramlines with no Chance Shots or power-ups – a real test of tennis prowess.
- Online multiplayer: Go up against distant adversaries from all over the world in competitive ranked play in either Mega Battle or Classic Tennis modes, or quickly jump into more casual matches. Two players on the same console can team up to take on all-comers, or a supported amiibo can join you on as your doubles partner on the online courts.
Amiibo support has been added to the game. Players will be able to team up with their supported amiibo in online doubles matches, and the offline Knockout Challenge mode. Amiibos will be able to level up their attributes (Speed, Power, Control, etc.) the more matches they play. Currently amiibo supported is limited to Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Yarn Yoshis, Rosalina, Wario, Toad, and Donkey Kong.
In addition to the recent announcements of Boo, Waluigi, and Daisy as playable characters, Rosalina of Super Mario Galaxy has just been added.
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash releases on November 20.