Nintendo to release a Mario tennis game in spring 2018

Alfred Osborne
January 14, 2018

As expected, expanding the list of Nintendo Switch games was one of the highlights of the event. The PS4 and Xbox One still sold quite well in their first year, but Nintendo pushed all their chips into the middle in 2017, and broke sales records because of it.

After days - nay weeks - of speculation and anticipation, fans finally have the Nintendo Direct they've been hoping for.

Nintendo has been the king of doing its own thing (for better or worse) since before the NES was released, and it continues down that path with the Switch.

Known third-party exclusives that have yet to be given dates include Project Octopath Traveler and The World Ends With You: Final Remix from Square Enix, No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

Nintendo opened 2018 with an announcement it made during its first Nintendo Direct presentation for the year that more game ports would be coming to the Switch console. The base game will soon be available for the Switch along with its downloadable content "Artorias of the Abyss".

The World Ends With You The World Ends With You will see the re-release on Nintendo Switch.

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If anyone doubted that Nintendo is serious about building on the success of the Switch in 2018, this morning's announcements should go a long way toward convincing them otherwise. "Mario Tennis Aces" is scheduled to be released during spring this year.

Mario + Rabbids DLC Nintendo announced Mario + Rabbids DLC at Nintendo Direct that will bring a new character to the game, Donkey Kong.

Funky has a host of new abilities that combine all of the other Kong's abilities into one character, including double jumping, hovering, and infinite rolling.

Mario Tennis Aces was the next big reveal from the Nintendo Direct Mini.

It's a competitive online mode that has you hide a balloon somewhere across the world's maps. Summer will see the release of both the 2v2 fighting game SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ and action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

In an interview with French publication Les Numériques, Nintendo France Managing Director Philippe Lavoué stated that the company isn't now researching the addition of 4K or VR to the Switch.

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