Mario Strikers: Battle League will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 10th. This is a souped-up soccer game that uses very different rules than the more simulated versions of the sport. Full contact is encouraged, and Mario, Peach and co can turn the ball into a fireball before jumping dozens of meters in the air for a special kick. The game is available for pre-order from a number of retailers.
Pre-order Mario Strikers: Battle League
As usual with first-party Nintendo games (although there are some exceptions!), only one edition will be released for Mario Strikers: Battle League. You can pre-order it in physical or digital format from the retailers above.
Mario Strikers: Battle League trailer
What is Mario Strikers: Battle League?
The Mushroom Kingdom is an amazing place, so it only makes sense that their version of soccer is a little different from ours. This is a full-contact sport, so you can use items like Bob-ombs and Koopa shells to stay ahead of the competition.
You can also equip all sorts of gear to boost your stats. If you manage to grab an orb when it appears on the field, you can charge up a Hyper Strike, a super shot with a unique animation for each character. If you score with a Hyper Strike, you get two points instead of one.
Matches are five versus five and up to eight players can play locally on a single switch. There are also online games and you can even join a club online and compete against other clubs on the leaderboard. And the game is being developed by the team behind the original Mario Strikers on GameCube.
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