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A new Mario Tennis game is coming to Nintendo Switch, along with The World Ends with You

Lots of familiar faces in today’s news

Nintendo announced several new titles for the Switch this morning during a Nintendo Direct Mini. In addition to a new chapter of the Mario Tennis series, it’s also releasing action RPG The World Ends with You: Final Remix, JRPG Ys VIII, fighting game SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, and Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze.

Mario Tennis made its debut on the Nintendo 64 (not to be confused with Mario’s Tennis on Virtual Boy); its last installment was Wii U title, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. Mario Tennis Aces, coming this spring, will feature both competitive gameplay and a story mode, the first since the Game Boy Advance title.

Nintendo’s slate of re-releases — including The World Ends with You and Tropical Freeze — will include new content. The World Ends with You, first released in North America in 2008 on Nintendo DS, is set in a highly stylized, modern-day Japan. Its hero, a boy named Neku, is forced to participate in a dangerous game, unless he wants to be erased from existence. The World Ends with You: Final Remix has been updated for the Switch, and will also include “a sizable new scenario that gets right to the heart of the story.”

Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, originally released for Wii U, will include a “beginner-friendy” mode to balance out its infamously difficult gameplay. It launches May 4th.

Nintendo also announced a free update for Super Mario Odyssey, Luigi’s Balloon World — two competitive modes about hiding or finding balloons — as well as a Donkey Kong DLC pack for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.