Mario Strikers: Battle League is the long-awaited sequel to 2005’s Mario Strikers. Developed by Next Level Games, the studio behind the recent Luigi’s Mansion 3, Battle League looks similar to previous Mario sports titles.
There is a big, colorful cast of Mushroom Kingdom characters like Mario, Bowser, Yoshi, Toad, Wario and Peach. There are special moves, including one called Hyper Strike where players collect an orb and charge it in order to unleash a powerful shot. There is also customizable gear, something that wasn’t in the original Strikers, that changes character stats and attributes. Items and field hazards are also returning to the game.
When is Battle League’s release date?
Mario Strikers: Battle League will launch this summer on June 10, according to Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct. Pre-orders are up now at most retailers and online on the Nintendo eShop. It’ll run for $59.99.
Lace up your cleats & prepare to bring the heat in #MarioStrikers: Battle League!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 9, 2022
How does Mario Strikers: Battle League multiplayer work?
Up to eight people, with four on each team, can play together on a single Nintendo Switch with local play. There is also online play, where players can face off against others in order to increase the ranking of their club. Up to twenty players can join a single club.
We still have a slim amount of details on Battle League so far. Nintendo’s most recent Mario Golf game had some issues with online tournaments, hopefully that won’t be an issue this time around.