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In the preview, we learn that the gameplay and controls are pretty much the same as those of Mario Tennis Open on the Nintendo 3DS. That includes the Chance Shot mechanic, which makes a return in this Wii U entry. One of the new features is the Mega Mushroom, which allows you to become really big.
But if you prefer more “standard” rules, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has the following modes:
- Standard mode: no Mega Mushroom, regular tennis rules but with Chance Shots
- Simple mode: no Mega Mushroom, no Chance Shots, regular tennis rules
As far as controllers go, pretty much everything is supported:
- Wii U GamePad, with an option to chose what is displayed on TV screen and the GamePad screen
- Wii U Pro Controller
- Wii Remote
- Wii Classic Controller
The game can be played in multiplayer, with up to 4 players (in doubles). Good news: the game has online play (worldwide), and it even allows you to play with two people on the same Wii U (against other players online). As for amiibo, we learn that they are compatible with the game, and work pretty much the same way as in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. You can scan an amiibo to play with you, but also train them.
Apparently, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash doesn’t seem to have much content, and the only new mode seen so far is Megaball Rally (where you need to keep a rally going as long as possible).
Here’s the video preview:
Here’s the final European boxart (and some artworks, coming soon!):
Finally, head after the break for some gameplay footage:
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U) comes out on November 20th in Europe and North America, and later this year in Japan.