Nintendo announced during their Digital Event at E3 that a new Mario Tennis is in the works for the Wii U, by the name of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. This marks the series' return to consoles with a brand-new entry since 2004 with Mario Power Tennis (notwithstanding the Wii re-release in 2009).
Mario is a talented man. The moustachioed Italian icon has been a plumber, a carpenter, a boxing ref, a fighter, a go-kart racing superstar, an artist, host of the best parties in the Mushroom Kingdom, and a multi-sport athlete. The sport Mario is most familiar with? Tennis, of all things Mario actually takes tennis very seriously., possibly to an unhealthy degree: Mario Tennis is the biggest of the “Mario Sports” franchises, and despite its decline in quality, Nintendo has gone with the old standby as their Black Friday representative. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has been chosen to fill the hole left by Star Fox: Zero's delay, as opposed to pushing Xenoblade Chronicles X, to the chagrin of many. This time around, Matio Tennis: Ultra Smash shows us an... Read Review