Mario Tennis Aces 2.3.0 adds Shy Guy Train Tussle and serves up Pauline as DLC

More characters are being added to Mario Tennis Aces, starting with Pauline in the recent 2.3.0 update.

April and May will see Mario baddies, Magikoopa and Dry Bones join the fray, while Pauline was revealed at the end of last year.

As of March 1st, she can be played in game by playing one match in the Online Tournament mode, otherwise she’ll be unlocked on April 1st.

Pauline was recently seen in Super Mario Odyssey as Mayor of New Donk City and is a fast-paced character with a Special Shot that propels her to the top of New Donk City Hall to the melody of Jump Up, Super Star!

In Mario Tennis Aces 2.3.0, there will also be a new Co-op challenge mode – Shy Guy Train Tussle. Here, four players locally or online band together to knock down as many coin thieving Shy Guys as they can. The catch? The mode is played in Swing mode, so make sure your wrist action is up to par.

You can even claim a Chain Chomp with a hat by collecting the bonus points needed in the Online Tournament mode.

As for other tweaks, characters have had a slight revamp of their abilities as shown below.

  • Slightly increased the speed of her volley shot.
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  • Slightly decreased the speed of his volley shot.
  • Greatly decreased his ability to aim for the edges of the sideline.
  • Slowed down overall abilities related to movement.
  • Slowed down the distance he can return a ball using a longitudinal Trick Shot.
  • Made it a little easier to slip when moving.
  • Slightly decreased the top movement speed.

Mario Tennis Aces continues to benefit from so much post-launch content and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon.

Paulina and the Shy Guy Train Tussle are now available

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