Nintendo news (June 18): Mario Tennis Aces / Super Mario Party

Mario Tennis Aces

Today’s Nintendo news: DLC characters announced for Mario Tennis Aces, but also…

  • Super Mario Party
  • Arcade Archives Sky Skipper
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate @ E3 2018
  • Super Mario Party @ E3 2018
  • Daemon X Machina @ E3 2018
  • Octopath Traveler @ E3 2018
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure @ E3 2018
  • Mario Tennis Aces @ E3 2018
  • Nintendo Minute @ E3 2018
  • Arcade Archives Donkey Kong & Sky Skipper @ E3 2018
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 @ E3 2018
  • Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion @ E3 2018
  • Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018
  • Splatoon 2 World Championship
  • Nintendo Power Podcast

Mario Tennis Aces

Last week, announced several characters for Mario Tennis Aces, to be added via free Software updates:

  • Koopa: available during the Online Tournament in July (July 1st to July 31st), then available to all players from August 1st onwards

  • Blooper: available during the Online Tournament in August (August 1st to August 31st), then available to all players from September 1st onwards

  • Diddy Kong (available from September)
  • Birdo (available from September)
  • Paratroopa (available form September)

For more details about the various Software updates for the game, make sure to check out this page. If you’re interested about the Online Tournaments, click here!

Super Mario Party

Last week, during one of the segments dedicated to Super Mario Party from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018, Nintendo announced that the game would feature online play.

The mode lets you and other players play through a series of 5 mini-games, selected from a selection of 10 mini-games. You can choose to either play against other players or just with friends, in order to try and get the highest score. There will also be online leaderboards!

Super Mario Party (Switch) comes out on October 5th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo

Arcade Archives Sky Skipper

Last week, during the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation, it was announced that the original version of Sky Skipper on Arcade will be released as an Arcade Archives title in July. This will be the very first time that version of the game will be available anywhere, which is a pretty big deal (especially for players interested in the most obscure parts of Nintendo’s video gaming history!).

Here’s some screenshots of the game:

Arcade Archives Sky Skipper (Switch – eShop) comes out in July. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate @ E3 2018

Here’s all the recordings of all the segments dedicated to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) comes out on December 7th worldwide.

Super Mario Party @ E3 2018

Here’s the recordings of the various segments dedicated to Super Mario Party from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation:

Super Mario Party (Switch) comes out on October 5th worldwide.

Daemon X Machina @ E3 2018

Here’s the recording of the segment dedicated to Daemon X Machina from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation:

Daemon X Machina (Switch) comes out in 2019 worldwide.

Octopath Traveler @ E3 2018

Here’s the recording of the segment dedicated to Octopath Traveler from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation:

Octopath Traveler (Switch) comes out on July 13th worldwide.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure @ E3 2018

Here’s the recording of the segment dedicated to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation:

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure (Switch) comes out on June 26th worldwide.

Mario Tennis Aces @ E3 2018

Here’s the recording of the segments dedicated to Mario Tennis Aces from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation:

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

Nintendo Minute @ E3 2018

Here’s the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, which is about E3 2018:

Hi, We missed you guys. It’s so nice to be back with a new episode of Nintendo Minute. It’s that very special time of year where we head off to E3. This is such an intense, fun and exhausting show and we want to share it all with you. We hope you enjoy this video showing you E3 through our eyes. We also hope you enter for a chance to win some swag from E3 we were giving away at the booth. As always, thank you so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

Arcade Archives Donkey Kong & Sky Skipper @ E3 2018

Here’s the recording of the segment dedicated to Arcade Archives Donkey Kong & Sky Skipper from the Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation:

Arcade Archives Sky Skipper (Switch – eShop) comes out on July worldwide.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 @ E3 2018

Here’s the recordings of the two segments dedicated to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentations, showcasing the Battle Challenge Mode and the Torna~The Golden Country story DLC:

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion @ E3 2018

Here’s the recordings of the segments dedicated to Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion from the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2018 presentation:

Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018

Did you miss the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 last week, during E3? If yes, you can check out the full recording of the livestream thanks the handy playlist below:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) comes out on December 7th worldwide.

Splatoon 2 World Championship

If you missed the grand finals of the Splatoon 2 World Championships, you can check out the full recording of the livestream on Nintendo’s YouTube channel:

Nintendo Power Podcast @ E3 2018

Here’s the latest episode of the Nintendo Power Podcast, the official Nintendo podcast:


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