During today’s Direct Presentation we got a first look at the latest Mario footie game with Mario Strikers: Battle League for the Nintendo Switch. If you’ve been waiting for the latest Mario Strikers, you might find plenty of what you’re looking for in Battle League.
Battle League is a 5-on-5 soccer game that focuses a lot more on the offensive aspect of soccer. You can dribble, pass, and score goals while attacking. You can also tackle opponents, use items to your advantage, and special shots to practically guarantee goals. The main goal is to rule the field and score more goals than your opponents.
This time around, we’ll have special equipment to boost stats. Stats include strength, speed, shooting, passing, and technique. Customize as you see fit to your play style. There’s also something called the “Hyper Strike” which is essentially a Smash Ball from Super Smash Bros. Charging up for a Hyper Strike allows you to score two goals at once.
Up to 8 players can compete against each other with four players on each side. In addition to individual matches, online will have Online Club mode which will allow up to 20 players to climb the rankings. You can make your own clubs or compete against other clubs worldwide.
Watch the Mario Strikers: Battle League trailer below:
Mario Strikers: Battle League will be available for the Nintendo Switch on June 10, 2022.