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It’s Mario Versus Rafael Nadal In This New Mario Tennis Aces Trailer

In a brilliant stroke of marketing, Nintendo has put out a fun video pitting Mario against Rafael Nadal in Mario Tennis Aces for the Switch. We won’t spoil who wins, but it’s a great promotional video. The game launches on June 22!



Rafael Nadal has competed against some of the best tennis players in the world, but does he have the skills to take on one of the best players from the Mushroom Kingdom? In a newly released trailer for the Mario Tennis Aces game, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on June 22, Rafael Nadal takes on Mario in a tennis showdown for the ages. Who will come out on top? Check out the new trailer to find out!

In Mario Tennis Aces, you can unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in tennis battles with friends, family and fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters, including some characters that have never been playable in a tennis game before, like Chain Chomp. Whether playing with others locally* or online**, a variety of competitive game modes await that can be played anytime, anywhere!

With Swing Mode, players can work up a sweat with intuitive motion controls to play a variety of different shots across the court, or enjoy more traditional control set-ups in a variety of other modes. Not happy with the umpire’s call? Contest the decision with the new Challenge feature, exclusive to Swing Mode, to see a replay of the shot and see if it was in or out.

For the first time in years, a single-player story mode returns to a Mario Tennisgame. In Adventure mode, help Mario save Luigi from the evil legendary racket by embarking on a journey filled with challenging missions and boss battles. This mode is a great way to learn and practice new tennis techniques, including the new Zone Shot, a super-fast move that can be aimed in first person.

Mario Tennis Aces launches for Nintendo Switch on June 22 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. For more information about the game, visit

*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.

**Nintendo Account is required. Online services and features, including online play, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in September.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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