Back during March’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Switch players could hit the courts early in a Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Tournament. Dates for the tournament have now been announced, and it seems you can swing into the action very soon!
Starting from 1st June 2018, players can volley to their heart’s content in the free pre-launch tournament. There will be four characters that you’ll be able to compete with, Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser, plus, the more points you earn in the tournament-styled gameplay will unlock up to five additional characters for this demo.
Players can also compete in offline solo matches against computer players to hone your ball court skills. Additionally, all those that compete in the tournament will unlock a special costume for Mario to don in the full game, which launches on the 22nd June 2018.
The tournament is open from 15:00 BST on Friday 1st June until 23:59 BST on Sunday 3rd June 2018. Check out the full press release after the break. Please note the trailer is not yet available, but will embed it as soon as it is.