Mario Tennis Open served up on 3DS May 20

Nintendo brings arcade-style mascot sports game to latest portable with online play, touch-screen and gyroscopic support.

The multitalented Mario is bringing another of his hobbies to 3DS owners, as Nintendo of America today announced that Mario Tennis Open will be released on May 20.

Mario will hold court May 20.

Nintendo confirmed the release date today as part of a Nintendo Direct presentation. The company's European arm separately announced a May 25 release for the game in that region.

The latest arcade-style tennis game to feature the mascot will make use of its host hardware's various features, allowing players to use the touch screen for shot selection and the system's gyroscopic sensor to tilt the camera and look around the court. The game will also feature local wireless play for up to four players and, for the first time in the series, online singles or doubles matches.

This will be the first original Mario Tennis title since 2005's Mario Tennis: Power Tour. However, in 2009, Nintendo rereleased the GameCube title Mario Power Tennis on the Wii with New Play Control support for the Wii Remote. As it did with those titles, Camelot Software Planning is handling development duties for Mario Tennis Open.

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36 comments
theJBlounge
theJBlounge

This game like Hot Shots Golf is something I can play forever.

snowyday8
snowyday8

Cool I cant wait for this game

Zer093
Zer093

Mario Tennis is my favorite Mario sports series. I'm glad they didn't stop after Power Tour. I hope it's more in the vein of Advance Tour with an RPG mode and customizable characters, that was a lot of fun! Plus, online is a perfect addition! No friend codes will be needed!

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

The 3DS starts for real this year. Very good.

SaverofHumens
SaverofHumens

Good to see this series back in action. I used to play the game all the time on the N64 and Gamecube.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Time to prepare my mental list of 3DS games I must buy this year...

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

@SLjimbolian Personally, I'd love a Mario Bowling game. But, of course, bowling is the one sport that gets almost no attention at all, except an occasional half-hearted creation by some second-class dev.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Online play, you say?Suddenly I have some interest in this title.Games like this practically beg for it.If it ends up getting an RPG mode, then it'll be a buy for sure.

Haasdude
Haasdude

Nothing will ever top Mario's Tennis for Virtual Boy

SanManterino
SanManterino

Yes finally a release date! I gotta give my mario tennis for my n64 a rest hehehe

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

@ZeroX91 If you know any park where they play Tennis like this or Soccer in electrified fences and gender confused monsters, spitting out giant eggs and such. Let me know, I want to go watch.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

@ZeroX91 I agree with you for the majority. While games like NBA, NFL, NHL are nearly impossible to play in because it's major leagues, you can still go outside and play the sport. As for Mario Sports games, they have a ton of fantasy things in them like powerups making it pure fiction.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Super Mario is the only franchise i will not get sick of even though he has a game almost every three months. Pure LEGEND

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

"There are hundreds of reasons why this doesn't make sense. Anyway, Mario Tennis is a fun game, and isn't the point of games to have fun?" I can only think of two reason why what I said wouldn't work mental/physical disability or lack of a nearby park. Like you said the point of games is to have fun, but I fail to see how playing it on a tv would more fun than playing it in real life.

SlimeSwayze
SlimeSwayze

"You know I'll never understand sports games of any kind, if I want to play tennis/soccer/basketball/ect. I'll go outside and do it." There are hundreds of reasons why this doesn't make sense. Anyway, Mario Tennis is a fun game, and isn't the point of games to have fun?

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

I will be very very dissapointed if this game doesn't have an RPG mode

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

You know I'll never understand sports games of any kind, if I want to play tennis/soccer/basketball/ect. I'll go outside and do it.

pizzamuncher
pizzamuncher

All I need is a new Mario Golf, that would be great. The Wiimote seemed like a good fit, but Wii U fits just as well.

Zeus-Guy
Zeus-Guy

If Camelot is developing it then here's hoping for a Golden Sun crossover.

Flint247
Flint247

Yes, online is in this one! I am so getting it! :D These sport and competitive games need online multiplayer. I do not have many people to play locally. This is great.

pizzamuncher
pizzamuncher

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SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Hmm...let's see. Mario's already covered kart racing, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer (or football for you Europeans out there), tennis, volleyball, swimming, diving, track and field, curling, hockey, skiing, figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, bobsledding, fencing, and polo. Phew. I nominate wrestling next. Well...if you count Smash Bros. for some reason, then let's do rodeo.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

shocking that they have announce anther Mario game

Chemical_Viking
Chemical_Viking

A completely unnecessary series gets another completely unnecessary sequel.

Cazy008
Cazy008

Awsome, I love Mario Tennis. Online+Mario+Tennis=WIN!

barren167
barren167

And to think I thought they'd be killing the series. Good to hear it still lives.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Another boring Mario sports game on 3ds, or Motorstorm, Uncharted, Modnation Racers, BlazBlue, etc. on the Vita. :roll:

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Must buy for me, I just wonder if it will have an RPG-like mode like the GBC/GBA Mario Tennis, I sure hope it have, that was my favorite mode but even if it doesn't I still can't wait to grab the racket and go online. For those who will get it, see you on the court in may!

KnightSkull
KnightSkull

I love the other Mario Tennis games and will be picking this up too.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Good to know Camelot Software Planning is still with Nintendo. Now if only they could finish the second half of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for 3DS.

bronygamer
bronygamer

i loved mario tennis 64 (that was the only one ive played) so i'll give this one a shot

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

This is great! Will def buy this game.