Nintendo news (April 18): Mario Tennis Aces / DKC Tropical Freeze

Today’s Nintendo news: more details and screenshots for Mario Tennis Aces, but also…

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Famitsu previews
  • ARMS
  • Splatoon 2

Mario Tennis Aces

The second Nintendo Treehouse Log post for Mario Tennis Aces allow us to get some details and screenshots for Powerful and Defensive characters.


They are slower than the other characters, but their high-speed shots sure pack a punch! If you’re the offensive type, this is definitely the kind of characters you should go for! If you’re playing against such a character, take advantage of their slower speed by aiming your shots far away from them: if you do it right, the only way for them to hit those balls will be to use a Trick Shot!

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The strength of those character lies in their ability to return all kinds of shots and reach even heard-to-reach balls. If you’re playing as one, make sure to stay at the center of the court: that way, you have great horizontal range to defend against balls. If you’re playing against one, then try throwing in some Zone Shots or Special Shots in order to break their rhythm and move them around the court. The key lies in outsmarting them!

Finally, here’s the latest set of screenshots for the game:

Mario Tennis Aces (Switch) comes out on June 22nd worldwide.

Source: Nintendo

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze comes out in a couple of weeks, and it looks like it’s actually getting a Special Edition (at least in Europe). However, there’s nothing too exciting about this edition, that simply includes a key ring and some stickers.

Here’s pictures of the contents:

Right now, it’s not clear whether other regions/countries will also get this Special Edition or not…

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) comes out on May 3rd in Japan, and May 4th in Europe and North America.

Source: Amazon IT

Famitsu previews

This week, the following two games will be featured in Famitsu magazine:

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine comes out on Thursday in Japan (later today in Europe and North America).


The latest Party Crash event for ARMS took place last week-end, and it’s Min Min that won with 55% of wins against Helix. Here’s the leaderboards for this Party Cash event:

Source: Nintendo (Twitter) / Nintendo (Twitter)

Splatoon 2

Here’s a picture of the Splatfest Tee for the 10th Splatfest in Japan:

Source: JAMSTEC (Twitter)



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