Almost a year after Mario Tennis Aces has been released, Nintendo and Camelot have updated the game, adding more content. The new Mario Tennis Aces update is available right now, reaching v. 3.0. This time, it does not just bring character balance changes or tweaks! It introduces new content and a new intro movie.
Here’s everything we know about Mario Tennis Aces Version 3.0.
Ring Shot Mode and Yoshi’s Ring Shot” Challenge
Let’s talk about the new intro movie that features Wario and Waluigi, who appear in the trailer below. The two are exploring a mysterious Egyptian tomb and discover a treasure chest which contains a legendary racket that unleashes evil on the court, Luigi disappearing in a vortex up in the sky.
Aside from this story, we get to see a new mode called Ring Shot, and for a limited time, players can take part in the Yoshi’s Ring Shot event.
Your goal in Ring Shot is to get a high score by making the ball pass through the rings. You can earn extra points by sending the ball through multiple rings at once. The mode can be played by up to four players on a Switch console.
As for the “Yoshi’s Ring Shot” challenge, it is an online Co-op event where players will take the role of Yoshi that is now available until June 1. Hit shots through colored rings to get points and get to a target to win different color versions of Yoshis to use them in Free Play or tournaments. The ball must be hit through a ring of the color of Yoshi you play to get four times the usual points.
Check out the gameplay of this mode:
Mario Tennis Aces will also get a new character in May – Dry Bones, with a second one coming in June. If you haven’t tried this game, you can play Mario Tennis Aces alone or with your friends on Nintendo Switch.
Jeff Wilkinson is a Senior Politics Reporter at Debate Report covering provincial and national politics, . Before joining Debate Report, Jeff worked on several provincial campaigns including Jack Layton. Jeff has worked as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and VICE.com.