The Nintendo Switch has seen a plethora of Mario and company’s sporting adventures. Games such as Mario Tennis Aces, Mario Golf: Super Rush, and even his trip to the Olympics have made an appearance on the hybrid console, but there is one sporting event still missing from the library. That ends in June as Mario Strikers is back with Battle League, and we’re checking out all the new additions to the series in this episode of New Gameplay Today!
Join your hosts, Alex Van Aken and Alex Stadnik, as they lace up their cleats, take to the pitch, and let you know if you should be excited about Mario’s new adventure. We show off plenty of soccer shenanigans in this seven-minute video, including a look at Hyper Strikes. These super-stylized sequences can be unblockable and lead to an automatic goal (and two points), but there’s a catch. Players will need to time out their shots precisely, or the other team will be able to block it, thus wasting your overcharged kick.
On top of the Hyper Strikes, we also detail some of the other new additions, such as gear upgrades and the Strikers Club. But how does the latter work? According to Brian Shea’s preview:
This online mode allows you to create or join a club with up to 20 people. From there, any four players from an established club can hop online and compete against another Strikers Club. Based on how you do in the match, you earn coins and club points.
If you’re excited for Battle League, you don’t have long to wait, as Mario’s return to the pitch comes to Switch starting June 10. For more previews of the biggest games in the industry, be sure to head over to our YouTube page for looks at Forspoken, Diablo Immortal, and MultiVersus!