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More Mario Tennis Open Details Released

Includes new game mode

Nintendo has released more details about Mario Tennis Open, which releases on 3DS on May 20th.

The new features include multiplayer, StreetPass functionality, a new game mode and the ability to unlock characters.

Multiplayer will allow players to compete against or cooperate with other players in local wireless matches. Winning matches will increase the players Open Match ranking and collect Victory Medals from defeated opponents.

Ink Showdown is a game mode Piranha Plants spit ink balls from the back edge of the court. Players have to hit these ink balls before they land and break apart, while hitting regular tennis balls too.

StreetPass Features will allow players to compete in StreetPass Matches or cooperative Ring Shot challenges with computer-controlled versions of people they encounter and share their StreetPass winning streak.

Mario Tennis Open will also include unlockable characters, some that can be unlocked in game, while others are unlocked using special QR Codes. Unlockable characters include Luma, Baby Mario and Dry Bowser.

Source: Nintendo

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  1. LTG Davey
    Since: Aug 2008

    What they don’t mention is that the game supports download play (i.e. 4 player with just a single cartridge). Easily the best feature on any console ever.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 16:50.
    • CJay
      Since: Apr 2009

      Thanks for posting this comment.
      That’s the one feature I was looking for and will help me decide whether to get this or not.

      Both me and my daughter have got a 3DS, but it gets expensive if I have to buy two copies of games.

      I just hope the single-cart multiplayer isn’t restricted too much.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 17:51.
      • LTG Davey
        Since: Aug 2008

        No problem :)

        “I just hope the single-cart multiplayer isn’t restricted too much.”
        That’s what I’m a bit concerned about too. Typically Nintendo are quite good with what they offer via download play but I’ll be happier when I hear some more details lol

        Comment posted on 02/05/2012 at 09:15.
  2. Rocket_345
    Since: May 2010

    Another 3DS game i’m looking forward to. Being released so close to Max Payne 3 though could mean it’ll have to wait.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 17:52.
  3. monkeyspoon
    Since: Dec 2009

    Extra characters by QR codes. Hopefully the pictures will be online.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 18:35.

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