Mario Tennis Aces has received a brand new update taking it to Version 3.0. As well as the usual character balance tweaks, this update brings some decent new content to the court.

First of all, a new intro movie has been released featuring Wario and Waluigi. The dastardly pair are seen exploring a mine when they come across Lucien, a legendary racket. You can check it out for yourself in the trailer above.

In terms of gameplay, 'Ring Shot' mode has been added, tasking players with sending the ball through the rings that appear on screen. This can either be played in co-op, where players will try to keep the ball going in a rally, or competitively, with each player trying to hit the ball through more rings than their opponent. Extra points can be gained by hitting the ball through several rings at once.

There's also a special version of this new mode called 'Yoshi's Ring Shot'. In this version, players take on the roles of differently coloured Yoshis, and hitting the ball through a ring of your own colour with quadruple your usual point tally. This mode will actually be appearing as an online co-op mission until 1st June. You can see it in action below.

A pretty decent update overall, then. Do you regularly play Mario Tennis Aces? Has this made you want to jump back in for another match or two? Let us know in the comments below.

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