If your idea of tennis involves moustachioed men without bellybuttons then get hype, as there’s a free pre-launch online tournament of Mario Tennis Aces on Switch coming up.
While the game doesn’t hit until June 22, you’ll be able to get a taste between June 2 and June 4, with four playable characters – Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser – and the ability to take part in online multiplayer matches in a tournament format. Get enough points and five additional characters will become available to unlock in the demo.
Players will also be able to play one-off single-player tennis battles against a Switch-controlled opponent.
No matter how you get into the demo, all participants will unlock a free costume of Mario in his classic dungarees for use in the full game if and when purchased.
The tournament will be open from midnight (AEST) on Saturday, June 2 until 9am (AEST) on Monday, June 4.
Here are all the details in video form…