Nintendo News: Nintendo Serves Up New Details about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mario and other residents of the Mushroom Kingdom head back to the
tennis court on Nov. 20 in the Mario
Tennis: Ultra Smash
game for the Wii
U
home console. And Nintendo has served up lots of new details about
the game:


amiibo Compatibility: Players can choose supported amiibo figures
to be partners in online doubles matches, or players can enlist them to
battle strong computer-controlled opponents in the offline Knockout
Challenge mode. The more matches an amiibo plays, the more experience
and skill it will gain. Currently available compatible amiibo include
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Yarn Yoshis, Rosalina, Wario, Toad
and Donkey Kong.

New Moves: On top of standard shots like topspin, lobs and
slices, the new Ultra Smash move sees characters leap high into the air
and smash the ball down to devastating effect. Colorful Chance Areas
occasionally appear to help players unleash super-strong smash or
bamboozling slices to flummox adversaries on the other side of the net.

Game-Play Modes:

  • Knockout Challenge: Tense tiebreak matches against increasingly
    difficult computer-controlled opponents await in this single-player
    mode. If the going gets too tough, players can call in a compatible
    amiibo as a doubles partner.
  • Mega Battle: After grabbing a Mega Mushroom, characters grow to
    gigantic proportions and can dominate the court with their increased
    power and range.
  • 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 on the court with nothing but the net and the
    ball.
  • Online Multiplayer: Go up against adversaries from around 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 as a doubles partner on the online courts.

Multiple Controller Options: Players can choose their favorite
control option, as the game supports the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote, Wii
U Pro Controller and Classic Controller Pro options.

For more information about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, visit http://mariotennis.nintendo.com.

*Additional controllers are required for multiplayer mode, and are sold
separately.

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