A Mario Tennis Aces demo will be available for a very limited time only in June 2018, Nintendo announced today. Play the demo and you'll unlock a costume for use in the final game.
Dubbed the 'Pre-Launch Online Tournament' demo, the download will only be available to play for a very limited time, following the same formula Nintendo used for its Splatoon 2 and Arms demos. The Mario Tennis Aces demo is available from June 1, kicking off at the following times worldwide:
- 7 am PST
- 10 am EST
- 3 pm BST
- 4 pm CEST
The demo for Mario Tennis Aces will then be available to download and play on the Switch until June 4, at the following times:
- 3:59 pm PST
- 6:59 pm EST
- 11:59 pm BST
- 12:59 am CEST
While the Mario Tennis Aces demo is active, you'll be able to play as Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser. You can then play the 'Online Tournament' mode as many times as you like, and you'll earn points based off your performance, which can then be used to unlock five additional characters, although we don't yet know which characters these are.
By playing just a single match in the Mario Tennis Aces demo, you can unlock the 'Overalls Mario' costume for use in the full game, when it fully releases on the Nintendo Switch on June 22.