Mario Tennis Aces is Getting Boom Boom as a New Playable Character in February
Boom Boom, the lovable henchman of Bowser, is bringing his skills to the court in Mario Tennis Aces next month as a playable character.
Though Mario Tennis Aces has been out for quite some time for Nintendo Switch owners, the tennis game has proven to be one to remember with a large cast of colorful Nintendo characters and a surprising level of challenge. However, those currently playing the game will have more to look forward to, as Nintendo is introducing some new playable characters into the game with a familiar face coming next month.
Nintendo has announced that Boom Boom will be joining Mario Tennis Aces as a new playable character, with a new trailer from Nintendo highlighting his numerous abilities out on the court. As you’ll see from the gameplay video, Boom Boom employs a bit more of a defensive style, but he clearly has a few tricks up his sleeve as well.
According to the trailer from Nintendo, Boom Boom will be available to players participating in the game’s online tournament during the month of February (2/1-2/28); after that, Boom Boom will be available to all players of Mario Tennis Aces starting on March 1.
Though Mario Tennis Aces has been out since last June, the game has steadily been adding new content and characters to keep players coming back. As confirmed last year, other characters that have recently been added include Luma (who joined earlier this month), and Pauline is (presumably) going to make her big introduction to the game in March.
Outside of these three, a number of other notable Nintendo faces has been added to the game over the past year such as Diddy Kong, Petey Piranha, and many more. While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been getting all the attention for the characters it has brought to the table, including Piranha Plant most recently, Mario Tennis Aces hasn’t been any slouch either when it comes to bringing together notable Nintendo characters for a little friendly competition.
Mario Tennis Aces is available now exclusively for Nintendo Switch. If you have yet to start improving your tennis skills, you can pick up the game now over on Amazon. For a closer look at what Boom Boom is bringing to the playing field, you can check out the new trailer from Nintendo below: