Nintendo today revealed its world
famous plumber (who seems to get involved in everything but
plumbing) will hit the court
this summer with the release of Mario Tennis Open for 3DS on May 20 in North
America, and May 25 in the UK.
launch (volley?) date was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct
broadcast, and heralds the return of the all-star cartoon sport
franchise, which started with Mario Tennis on the N64. The
Camelot-developed sequel will sport full touch controls, and allow
players to view the court from different angles using the 3DS's
rallying against soulless AI Nintendo mascots isn't your thing, Mario
Tennis 3DS will also feature local and online multiplayer support for
up to four players. Nintendo indicated its online component will be
supported with matchmaking systems, leaderboards, medals, and
heard very little about Mario Tennis Open since it was first revealed at TGS 2011. Expect that to change as Nintendo warms up for its
summer 2012 release.