Pre-order ‘Mario Strikers: Battle League’ for Nintendo Switch
But there’s a real fun-looking one coming out very soon that we’ve just got to let you know about: It’s called Mario Strikers: Battle League, and it promises to bring all the soccer(ish) pandemonium it can muster, starring all your favorite pals from the Marioverse. It’s also a revival of a beloved game series that hasn’t seen a new title since 2007.
In Battle League, you’ll take on another team in a 5-on-5 battle as you try to score goals, tackle enemies or use trick items to trip them up, perform over-the-top signature moves, and essentially do whatever it takes to beat the other guys into dust, all while avoiding hazards the stadium itself throws your way, like the electric fence surrounding the field.
Watch the game’s overview trailer to see what the actual gameplay is like:
As you can see, this is only “soccer” in the shallowest sense. It’s more like a chaotic battle that happens to involve kicking a ball around.
Mario Strikers: Battle League releases on June 10th, 2022 and can be pre-ordered today for $60 on Amazon.