Mario Strikers makes its long awaited return and debut on Switch in Mario Strikers Battle League. In this five-on-five soccer-like sport there are no rules, you do whatever it takes to win! Up to eight players, four players on each team, can compete against each other on one Nintendo Switch system.
Mario Strikers Battle League Details
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Release Date: June 10, 2022
Developer(s): Next Level Games and Nintendo EPD
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Do whatever it takes to win!
Mario Strikers Battle League features over-the-top gameplay in a 5-on-5 soccer-like sport with no rules. Get gritty and do whatever it takes to win! Score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting Hyper Strikes—it’s all legal.
All your favourite Super Mario franchise characters are here including Peach, Toad, and Yoshi put their cleats and stats to the pitch and will stop at nothing to score. You can even customize your characters with gear that will change your character’s stats and appearance.
Several new gameplay features added
Unlike previous games in the series, Mario Strikers Battle League teams are composted entirely of main playable characters. Additionally, there is a new defensive technique that allows you to rapidly kick your teammates into an opponent and steal the ball from them. Pretty cool!
This new Hyper Strike acts as the game’s special move. However, in order to perform a Hyper Strike, you must first collect a glowing orb that occasionally appears on the pitch. That’s not all! Rather than just having aesthetic differences, each of your character’s Hyper Strikes have different gameplay-related properties. And, Hyper Strikes are also able to bypass goalies.
Pummel the pitch with up to 8 players locally and online
You can pummel the pitch with up to 8 players with local wireless and online play! Locally, up to 4 players on each team can go head to head in individual matches.
In addition to individual matches, Mario Strikers Battle League features online play that allows you to work your way up the ranks. You can even bring a friend playing locally with you online on the same system! And, you can join online clubs where you’ll strive to be the world’s top club with up to 20 players who can join up and compete.
Mario Strikers Battle League launches June 10, 2022
Mario Strikers Battle League launches June 10, 2022 on Nintendo Switch. As always, you can count on the Best Buy Blog to have a review. Let us know in the comments if you are a fan of the franchise and if you will be picking up this game.