During day two of Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream, more details were announced surrounding the character roster available in Mario Tennis Aces. It was revealed that some new characters are on the way, and there will be a couple of different ways to unlock them for your collection.
The two additional characters revealed were Koopa Troopa and Blooper, both of which will be available this summer. The characters will eventually become available for free in an update, but players will get the chance to unlock them earlier by participating in online tournaments - as long as you earn the required amount of points.
Koopa Troopa will be available for everyone on 1st August, but can be acquired early if you manage to score enough points in the upcoming July tournament. Similarly, Blooper will be available for all in September, but can be received early in an August tournament.
Nintendo hasn't officially confirmed whether or not these tournaments and character unlocks will continue each month, but after last month's datamine which leaked a lot of potential incoming characters, we'd expect to see more in the future.
This character unlocking system seems to be a good way for Nintendo to encourage players to play the game online, hopefully (from its point of view) securing more online service subscriptions in the process before the launch in September.
Do you plan on getting Mario Tennis Aces? Do you like this method for unlocking new characters? Let us know down below.