It’s Game Set and Mario As Nintendo Serves Up Some Tennis Action On The Nintendo 3DS Console

Compete with your friends to be the next tennis pro as Mario Tennis Open comes to Nintendo 3DS on 25th May 2012

Nintendo revealed  more details last week about the upcoming Mario Tennis™ Open, that will be launched across Europe for the Nintendo 3DS™ system on the 25th May 2012.

The Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open lets players hone their tennis skills while enjoying tennis games with a Mario twist. Players can check out games such as Super Mario Tennis, which puts a classic Super Mario Bros. twist on tennis drilling. As they play through familiar game levels, they can use their tennis swing to stomp Goombas, and Koopas along the way.

People can play as their favourite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom or even compete as their Mii characters. They can also customize their Mii characters with Mushroom Kingdom-themed tennis gear, which not only enhances players’ appearances but also can boost their stats. The wide selection of available gear includes Bowser’s favourite racket, a Bullet Bill outfit and Peach’s tennis shoes.

In addition to a singles tennis match mode, another mode in the game lets up to four players compete online in multiplayer doubles matches. Players can also compete online for leaderboard standings in the Open Match mode.

Whether playing with other Nintendo 3DS gamers in the same room or against distant competitors using a wireless broadband internet connection, players can cooperate to take on a common opponent or stay competitive and try to claim the glory for themselves. Players can opt to use intuitive touch-screen controls or increase their strategic options with traditional button controls. They can also switch seamlessly to the Nintendo 3DS system’s built-in motion controls.

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

For more information about Mario Tennis Open, visit: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/mariotennis

Brand new screenshots from the game will be available on the Nintendo assets library from 6.30 p.m. GMT today: http://assetslibrary.nintendo.co.uk/

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