Nintendo is well-known for offering early looks at upcoming games. Next weekend will be no different as the company offers a Mario Tennis Aces beta for Nintendo Switch owners. The beta is essentially a Mario Tennis Aces demo that players can download right now even though they won’t be able to play until next weekend. In addition to the demo, there will be a Mario Tennis Aces tournament that everyone can play in during the beta weekend. Read on to find out more details concerning the Mario Tennis Aces beta, demo and tournament.

Mario Tennis Aces Beta

  • June 1 through June 4

While you can download the Mario Tennis Aces beta right now, you won’t be able to play the game until Friday, June 1 at 9PM EDT. The beta will be available to play until Monday, June 4 at 3AM EDT. The main portion of the beta consists of an online tournament. Playing 1-on-1 matches against other people will allow you to earn points which can be used to unlock new characters.

In addition to the online tournament mode, players will be able to go through offline matches against CPU-controlled opponents to hone their skills. Both modes will be unavailable when the beta comes to an end early Monday morning, so be sure to play as much as you can throughout the weekend.

Playable Characters

  • Mario
  • Bowser
  • Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Toad (Unlockable)
  • Chain Chomp (Unlockable)
  • Rosalina (Unlockable)
  • Spike (Unlockable)
  • Waluigi (Unlockable)

Four characters will be available as soon as you begin to play the Mario Tennis Aces beta: Bowser, Mario, Peach and Yoshi. As you play you will earn points that allow you to unlock five more characters. The unlockable characters are Chain Chomp, Rosalina, Waluigi, Toad and Spike. We'll have more information on how many points are required to unlock them in the very near future, so be sure to check back frequently.

Unlockables

In addition to the five hidden characters that can be unlocked, anyone who plays the Mario Tennis Aces beta will unlock Mario’s classic outfit in the final release of the game on June 22, 2018. For now, be sure to stay tuned to Prima Games as we bring you helpful advice on how to win matches once the beta begins next weekend!