Three new Mario Tennis Aces characters coming this fall

All three will be free to download and play.

Today, Nintendo confirmed that three new characters will be arriving in Mario Tennis Aces this fall. The characters include Koopa Paratroopa, Birdo, and Diddy Kong, all of which were teased alongside a brand new game trailer. Unlike characters (Blooper, Koopa Troopa) which you can unlock early by participating in online summer tournaments, the three new characters will be available for free.

Although, their specific launch dates have yet to be announced outside the fall release window. It’s exciting to hear that new characters are coming to Mario Tennis Aces, as many players have lamented the size of the game’s current roster of characters. Additionally, not all players want to participate in tournaments in order to gain early access to characters like Koopa Troopa and Blooper.

The news also seems to indicate that Nintendo has plans laid out for post-launch characters beyond the two characters arriving this summer, and the three this fall. If you’ve yet to purchase the game for Nintendo Switch and are curious as to which characters are currently available to play, be sure to check out our complete tier list which breaks down the best characters currently available in Mario Tennis Aces.

We also have guides for new players on how to use the controls, an overview of different shot types, and an in-depth look at how to beat the Reflection Room puzzle. While we wait for the release of Koopa Paratroopa, Birdo, and Diddy Kong this fall, let us know in the comments below what other characters you’d like to see added to Mario Tennis Aces!

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