Over the past two decades, Mario has appeared in a wide variety of games. In addition to the mainline Super Mario games, the red-capped plumber has appeared in numerous spin-offs, including numerous sports games.
Mario has appeared in golf, baseball, and even horse racing in Mario Sports Superstars, but some of the more unusual entries in the sports collection are Mario Strikers. There will soon be a new entry called Mario Strikers: Battle League.
Mario Strikers first appeared on the GameCube back in 2005 with the release of Mario Strikers.
The game, developed by Next Level Games, stood out because of its over-the-top action, which could be described as a combination of soccer and rugby.
A new installment was released in 2007 for the Wii called Mario Strikers Charged, but since then the series has experienced a long drought. Mario Strikers: Battle League, the newest game in the series, is about to change that for fans.
Before the launch, fans were given a glimpse at the game and what to expect from the gameplay.
Nintendo released four commercials to promote Mario Strikers: Battle League's upcoming release.
Two of the clips are 30 seconds long, and the other two are only 15 seconds, but they nevertheless give fans a glimpse of what to expect when the game launches on June 10.
The commercials featured chaotic gameplay clips, along with a look at many of the game's characters and in-game items, including Bob-bombs and Big Bananas.
Several of the ads featured Hyper Strikes coming in Mario Strikers: Battle League. Yoshi was seen striking a giant egg towards the ground, which bounced several times before exploding into the goal in one.
The gameplay also featured Hyper Strikes for Mario, Waluigi, and Luigi.
In addition to these new Hyper Strikes, another of the commercials showed off some of the new customization options for the game.
By using Peach as an example, the trailer showed players that not only could they equip different gear to their characters, but that this gear would affect their stats.
I'm curious to see what else players learn about the game in the last few weeks before its release.
Regardless of whether more details are shown, new ads for Mario Strikers: Battle League are likely to get many fans of the long-dormant series excited about the latest action-packed installment.
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