Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Official Website Suggests Additional Characters

UPDATE: The official website has been changed. Looks like the number of new playable characters in this entry is in fact three!


 

An update revealing the full official site for Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has launched, and with it came an interesting piece of information. The statement reads:

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash features five new characters alongside returning fan favorites.

So what could this mean? On the same page, the complete character roster is shown off, marking Rosalina, Toadette, and Sprixie each with a “New” tag. Does that mean we are getting two additional characters that have never appeared as playable characters in a Mario Tennis game before? Or could the remaining two characters just be Toad returning for the first time since Mario Tennis on the Nintendo 64, along with the redesigned Bowser Jr?

Two additional characters would make sense, given the way the character select screen is arranged. The random character button can be moved to its own row, leaving two additional spots. Maybe even an additional row of three slots after that? It’s possible, but a lot of this is grasping for straws in a game that has already been shown to be lacking content.

Or maybe it’s just a typo.

At any rate, the official website doesn’t reveal too much else about the game, but we do have two new pieces of official artwork to enjoy.

 

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Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
November 6, 2015 8:07 PM

Well, if this is true, then I wouldn’t count on Diddy Kong and Birdo, that is for certain. They’re not new. Doubt Toad is new, because he is a returning character, even from a game that was from three generations ago. Bowser Jr. is not new at all, just redesigned. If we do get two more new characters, that would put the roster to a total of 18 characters.

Toblet
Toblet
November 7, 2015 3:54 AM

“Alongside returning fan favourites”. I wouldn’t count anyone out just yet, assuming there’s any DLC at all.

KINGZ
KINGZ
November 6, 2015 8:38 PM

Baby Pink Gold Peach and even Dryer Bowser please!

Not Mister Sushi
Not Mister Sushi
November 6, 2015 8:40 PM

Guys, this means new characters. Not veterans we really want. Our only decent options would be… well… Nabbit. That’s it. That being said, I haven’t had too much thought put into other characters, so whatever.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 6, 2015 8:41 PM

I’ll call it right now: It’s not a typo, and one of the characters is Nabbit.

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
November 6, 2015 10:08 PM

Very interesting. Especially since scrolling through the characters doesn’t indicate Toad and Bowser Jr. as “NEW” characters. In that case…Nabbit and Pianta please!

XT
XT
November 6, 2015 10:33 PM

I predict that if this is true the two characters I would think of are Professor E Gadd and Pauline since those two surprisingly haven’t become playable yet matter of fact they are the only human characters that haven’t become playable at all in the series

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
November 7, 2015 1:38 AM
Reply to  XT

Playable E. Gadd?! This would force me to purchase the game, content thin or not.

Not Mister Sushi
Not Mister Sushi
November 7, 2015 6:23 AM
Reply to  XT

Pauline?
Lolno.

XT
XT
November 7, 2015 7:07 AM

What’s wrong with her? It’s like nobody wants the very first damsel in distress to become playable for some very odd reason the woman that was introduced BEFORE Princess Peach she would actually be very unique from the other human females given the fact that she’s so far the only human female that is not a princess

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 7, 2015 7:09 AM
Reply to  XT

TBH I dont see Pauline playing tennis.
I can see her playing Golf and go-karting but i dont think i can see her playing tennis

XT
XT
November 7, 2015 7:22 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

Well every time somebody says that they don’t see that character being playable nintendo has proven them wrong like how almost everybody thought Rosalina was gonna be a clone of Peach in Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS but they were all proven wrong BIG TIME lol

Not Mister Sushi
Not Mister Sushi
November 7, 2015 7:28 AM
Reply to  XT

She’s UGLEH.
Just kidding, but there are so many better choices than Pauline.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
November 7, 2015 1:31 AM

I hope it’s not just a typo or mistake.(though that’s easy to do when you rush things! ;p)

I’ll reiterate my 3D World idea from the forums and say maybe they go with Plessie or Motley Bossblob for one of them.

Sergio Ros Val
November 7, 2015 1:57 AM

There should be more characters, that random character slot is too big

Geoman
Geoman
November 7, 2015 3:45 AM

I hope for Nabbit the most with Magikoopa
but another cool character to be new in the tennis series would be E gadd
like I said of what DLC character I want earlier in week some were new some were retuning but those would be cool too

Nightmare Lakilester
Nightmare Lakilester
November 7, 2015 5:03 AM

Yes, yes, we all watch Gamexplain.

Not Mister Sushi
Not Mister Sushi
November 7, 2015 6:20 AM

This article was posted way before GX posted their video.
Just saying.
Hoe.

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 7, 2015 6:54 AM

LMAO

Nightmare Lakilester
Nightmare Lakilester
November 9, 2015 4:03 PM

XD

GreenPiggy
GreenPiggy
November 7, 2015 6:46 AM

Mii better be one of them!!!!

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
November 8, 2015 10:35 PM
Reply to  GreenPiggy

Yeah, Miis have been in Every Mario Spin Off since their Creation.

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 7, 2015 6:55 AM

Pls be Nabbit, a completely new character or someone from 3D World 😛

GreenPiggy
GreenPiggy
November 7, 2015 6:59 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

I hope it’s Nabbit and Plessie 🙂

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 7, 2015 6:59 AM
Reply to  GreenPiggy

Motley would be also a great addition 😀

GreenPiggy
GreenPiggy
November 7, 2015 7:00 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

I could see that working (I completely forgot about him!)

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 7, 2015 7:01 AM
Reply to  GreenPiggy

Boom Boom or Pom Pom would be also great 😛

Not Mister Sushi
Not Mister Sushi
November 7, 2015 9:24 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

OMG YAS AND WHEN HE GOT THE MEGA MUSHROOM HE WOULD TURN ALL SHINY AND BLOBBY

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
November 7, 2015 8:21 AM
Reply to  GreenPiggy

PETEY PIRANHA!

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 7, 2015 8:58 AM

Petey isnt new…

Not Mister Sushi
Not Mister Sushi
November 7, 2015 9:25 AM
Reply to  GreenPiggy

Plessie should have more appearances 🙂 I love derpy dinosaurs!

GreenPiggy
GreenPiggy
November 7, 2015 7:02 AM

If that’s the case, Wiggler and Petey have a chance! Although I doubt it.

Rayree
Rayree
November 7, 2015 7:15 AM

Unfortunately thats not the case I believe. Because Toad is clearly lacking a “New” tag, thus considering him a veteran, thus considered 64 a game.

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 7, 2015 7:18 AM

That case only applied for Toadette and DK in MP10 because they were new to the Car Mechanic

Nintega Dario
November 7, 2015 12:16 PM

I’m aware that Donkey Kong Jr. was in Mario Tennis 64, but it would be cool to see him return after his long disappearance from the series, he’s an arcade favorite, come on Nintendo.

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
November 7, 2015 12:37 PM

This is false. The page was changed from five to three. So yeah, just Rosalina, Toadette, and Sprixie. No DLC or extra characters.

Dixie
Dixie
November 7, 2015 3:41 PM

Did they actually confirm no DLC? DLC would actually be shown after the game’s release, so just because the site says 3, doesn’t mean there’ll only be 3. We still have 2 weeks for the game and we may have content after the game releases, so what the site says now may not apply forever.

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
November 8, 2015 10:55 AM
Reply to  Dixie

No. It’s unknown if the game will have DLC, but it’s looking unlikely, even though the game is budgeted at $50.

Not Mister Sushi
Not Mister Sushi
November 7, 2015 4:27 PM

Hopes for maybe liking the game have been lost.

RafalRib
RafalRib
November 8, 2015 1:54 AM

A Perfect leak? or a simple mistake?

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
November 8, 2015 10:53 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

Simple mistake.

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
November 7, 2015 2:08 PM

I wonder where five came from, though… Perhaps they really did miscount Toad and Bowser Jr.? Or are they hiding something…?

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
November 7, 2015 11:35 PM

I’ve also done some more advertisement scouring. It seems that they have been changed since the E3 build (goodbye even to the Catherine ad).

http://puu.sh/ldF3Y/f836fab542.jpg Gym Bowser.
http://puu.sh/ldF4Q/b915fdb093.jpg Princess Tennis School
http://puu.sh/ldF7v/88e4d96c1c.jpg Toad Racket Factory
http://puu.sh/ldFoY/ca230bbf3a.jpg Ultra Drink (featuring Dry Bowser’s emblem)

I’ve watched all the most recent trailers and gameplay videos, and these four (along with SSS and Mario Tennis Club, which were from E3) show up consistently. Unfortunately, Birdo won’t even be referenced on an advertisement this time around.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
November 8, 2015 10:34 PM

We should expect More Characters anyway, like how Mario Golf: World Tour had 4 DLC Characters. Diddy has been in Just about Every Spin Off that Bowser Jr. has.

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
November 9, 2015 3:32 PM

This game for what it seems doesn’t have gimmick courses, only a stadium where you can change the type of ground, what is a shame but oh well. I think for that loss they need to back it up with something big and new, in form of a free update or DLC, I just want something that can make that game feel fresh. Adding additional character won’t make up for that entire loss but it’s a start, I personally really like the 4 unlockable characters they chose but if there’s more even better, if there are more characters I believe… Read more »