Nintendo has announced that Mario Tennis Open for 3DS will be released in Australia and New Zealand on May 24, 2012.
It's the first Mario Tennis game to be released since 2005, when Power Tour debuted on the Game Boy Advance. The series never made it to either the Wii or DS.
The Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open lets players hone their tennis skills while enjoying tennis games with a Mario twist. Players can check out games such
as Super Mario Tennis, which puts a classic Super Mario Bros. twist on tennis drilling. As they play through familiar game levels, they can use their tennis swing to stomp Goombas, and Koopas as they work their way toward the goal.
As well as single-player, up to four people can join in online doubles.