Mario Strikers: Battle League (known in Europe and Australia as Mario Strikers: Battle League Football) is an upcoming game for the Nintendo Switch, scheduled for released on June 10, 2022. It is the third game in the Mario Striker series and the first one in roughly 15 years following Mario Strikers Charged for the Wii in 2007.
Mario Strikers: Battle League is a five versus five association football/soccer video game. The game shies away from realism, in favor of chaotic, over-the-top gameplay. The game maintains the main premise of the sport, where players maneuver players around a field in efforts to pass and shoot a ball into a goal to score points, with the team with the most points at the end of a game winning the game. However, the game takes many liberties with the sport. Aggressive tackles and attacks are completely allowed, though they give the opposing player "items" to use at their disposal.
|Mario||He jumps and ignites the ball with a bicycle kick|
|Luigi||Creates a green tornado before shooting the ball at the goal|
|Bowser||He takes the ball and throws it while it is inflamed|
|Princess Peach||Jump kicks the ball into a curve, stunning anyone it hits|
Unlike the previous Mario Strikers games, the soccer fields now consist of two individual halves, which are each themed after different characters. It is unknown if each field half will have individual stage gimmicks (like in Mario Strikers Charged) or will only have aesthetic changes (like in Super Mario Strikers). Like the previous games, electric fences that can shock players are present around the perimeter of the field.
- Mushroom Hill: Themed after a traditional Super Mario level.
- Lava Castle: Features a torch resembling Bowser's cuff.
- Horror Mansion: Resembles a haunted mansion resembling the Dark Moon from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
- Resort Jungle: Has a barrel and two vines.
- Princess Castle
The game was first announced during a Nintendo Direct on February 9, 2022. It is the third entry in the series, and the first new entry in almost 15 years, following a lengthy gap in releases after Super Mario Strikers (2005) for the Nintendo GameCube and Mario Strikers Charged (2007) for the Wii. The game is being co-developed by Next Level Games and Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development.
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