Luma and Galaxy Stage in Mario Tennis Open

As seen in the trailer released today, Mario is seen playing tennis against a Luma from both Super Mario Galaxy games. To further add to the excitement, the stage is in fact a Galaxy themed court, complete with Star Bits, a planet, and even a Warp Star.

The question remains whether Luma is indeed a playable character. The scene previously depicted was a Special Game, and the court and character may be unique to this mode. However, it is hard to believe that the developers would create a character and court that are both fully functional, and leave them in single mode. Chances are they will both be available, or at least unlockable, in the main modes.

And to further the discussion, what does this mean for Rosalina? Fans have been clamoring for a game outside the Mario Kart games where Rosalina makes a playable appearance. Will Mario Tennis Open finally be that game?

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Rosalina, Red Lakitu, Honey Queen and Lubba
Rosalina, Red Lakitu, Honey Queen and Lubba
April 5, 2012 1:09 PM

The Only Super Mario Galaxy 2 Character (Not Counting the Chimp) who haven’t appeared as playable is Lubba.

Waluigi
Waluigi
April 5, 2012 7:18 PM

2 Mario Kart tracks as tennis courts, being able to play NES games by hitting a screen with a tennis ball, and Miis that sound like actual people? IS NOT POSSIBLE. ALL OF THAT CAN’T BE IN ONE GAME.

Toadette
April 5, 2012 1:23 PM

I don’t care about Special Modes or Lumas or anything. If I’m playable this is an insta-buy.

Toadette's the best.
April 9, 2012 5:59 AM
Reply to  Toadette

Would you buy Super Paper Mario 3DS if Toadette made a cameo appearance Toadette?

Honey Queen's the best
Honey Queen's the best
April 21, 2012 8:35 PM

Actually, I would love to see Paper Daisy, Paper Honey Queen, Paper Rosalina and Paper Birdo.

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
April 5, 2012 11:40 PM

I think the court will be able to be played on, especially since the umpire’s chair is visible, but yet empty. I don’t think Luma will be playable (oh no!) because Nintendo doesn’t usually like to have the same character both playable and non-playable. That’s why I also believe Koopa Troopa won’t be playable and that Shy Guy will.

Lily
Lily
April 9, 2012 9:58 AM

I really hope Rosalina is playable, I think it is all a good sign as Luma being an NPC (possible playable too) and a galaxy stage could mean that Rosalina will finally be on spinoffs other than MK.

Rosalina, Red Lakitu, Honey Queen and Lubba
Rosalina, Red Lakitu, Honey Queen and Lubba
April 9, 2012 1:34 PM

Now I’m wationg for Mario Golf 3DS.

Toadette's the best.
April 10, 2012 4:51 AM

What? Is there going to be another Mario Golf? Or is that just a guess?

Hammer Bro.,Green Dry Bones,and Green Magikoopa
Hammer Bro.,Green Dry Bones,and Green Magikoopa
April 10, 2012 8:19 PM

The playable people should be everyone who were playable before,plus every single Bowser minion(it doesn’t matter if they were good like Shy Guy,Koopa,Birdo,and Goomba and you must unlock them by beating them in all the tournament finals),Toadette,Toadsworth,Mii,and Luma.