The game will even feature a story mode that includes boss battles.
However, you're not completely helpless if you're on the receiving end of a Zone Shot.
Since it's inception on the Nintendo 64 in 2000, Nintendo has gone on to release seven games under the Mario Tennis name. Zone Shots, which can damage an opponent's racket, are one kind of powered-up option that players have at their disposal. That's where the "Trick Shot" comes in handy, because not only does it allow you to jump over and hit a tennis ball that has escaped your reach, but performing a Trick Shot successfully will help fill up the Energy Gauge much faster.More news: Tony victor Ruthie Ann Miles injured, daughter killed in fatal vehicle crash
However there will also be more simple modes of play where players can just play a regular round of tennis if they so choose. Lapsed and new players will be able to play the game free of charge thanks to a pre-launch tournament. It would be no surprise if Nintendo revealed some tennis peripherals down the line to make use of this feature as well. What's more, the House of Mario is also planning events and tournaments for the game, which will reward new outfits and bonus characters.
Rally your way to victory from June 22.
The dust has barely settled on that Nintendo Direct and the announcement for Mario Tennis Aces' release date - 22nd June, don't you know - and now we've got another tennis star strolling out onto the centre court of Nintendo Switch.