Nintendo has announced the latest title in the Mario Strikers series. Titled Mario Strikers: Battle League, this is a 5v5 sports game that resembles soccer with basketball like dribbling and passing, combined with rugby-like tackling.
There are also power ups and customizable gear that changes in-game stats. Up to 8 players can play on one console, and online play is also supported though 20-player clubs. The game is set to be released on June 10, but pre-orders are available now.
Here’s a new trailer:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Tackle, pass, and score in battle soccer with the Mushroom Kingdom gang
Introducing Strike, a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules—do whatever it takes to win! Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting special shots. Super Mario series mainstays like Peach, Toad, and Yoshi put their cleats (and stats) to the pitch and will stop at nothing to score. Customize your characters with gear that can augment their stats and appearance. Take the carnage online* or pass the ball to players locally**—just look out for the electric fence.
Join an online club to push and shove your way up the ranks
Band together with up to 20 strikers online* and compete against other clubs for points. Find the right club for you, team up with friends, and bring your own striker style to the table. Strive to become the world’s top club each season!
Pummel the pitch with up to 8 players
8 players can go for the goal on one Nintendo Switch system, with local wireless**, or online*. Bring along a secondary striker on the same system in online battles, too. Locally, 4 players on each team can go cleat-to-cleat in individual matches.