Jump on the astroturf early.
A demo for Mario Tennis Aces will be landing on the eShop next week, followed by a three-day long online multiplayer tournament starting early next week. The tournament is set to kick off on Friday, June 1, and run until Sunday, June 3.
Users will be able to find the demo in the free software section on the Nintendo Switch eShop starting Thursday, May 24. Users who download the demo will be able to choose to between Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser to compete in online multiplayer matches. Players will also be able to earn coins by winning online matches, which they can then use to unlock five additional characters hidden away in the demo.
The online tournament will run from 6 p.m. PT on June 1 to 11:59 p.m. PT on June 3. Nintendo has stated that the demo will also be playable offline against CPU opponents, and players who complete the demo will unlock Mario’s classic outfit for the full game’s release.
Mario Tennis Aces will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 22, 2018.
For more Mario Tennis action, check out IGN’s review of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.