Nintendo has released a new overview trailer for the upcoming Switch exclusive Mario Strikers: Battle League Football.
If you’re finding Nintendo Switch Sports a little too grounded, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football should be the perfect antidote. It’s a whacky five-on-five version of the sport starring Mario, Peach, Donkey Kong, Toad, and friends.
Developer Next Level Games has a strong track record, so we have high hopes for this one. We’re particularly excited for the game’s online-only Strikers Club mode.
Take a look at the game’s features in the new overview trailer.
Here is Nintendo’s description of the sporting shenanigans in store.
“In Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, players can select among familiar faces from the Mushroom Kingdom including Mario, Peach, Donkey Kong and Toad, and play locally with up to eight players or take the competition online. Players can use a Team Tackle to help a teammate cover extra ground, knock down opponents, or snatch a Strike Orb to unleash a Hyper Strike for two points. Strike has no fouls – so you can make the other team wish they never crossed studs with you!
Even without rules, protection is paramount. While easy to pick up and play, players can also deploy deeper strategies by donning flashy gear that can be equipped to boost their characters’ stats, which will vary between characters, including increased speed and shooting for more scoring potential, or up their strength to resist tackles. Each character also has their own signature Striker Style to discover.
Once geared up, players can gather their fearsome friends together in the online-only Strikers Club mode. In this mode, players are able to create their own club with up to 20 strikers or join an existing one, and then compete against other clubs to gain points and shove their way up the rankings each season. Club owners can customise their club’s uniform and will also earn tokens after each match which can be used to customise the club stadium.”
Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is set for release on Nintendo Switch on June 10, 2022.