Mario Strikers: Battle League

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Mario Strikers: Battle League
North American box art for Mario Strikers: Battle League
Developer Next Level Games[1]
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date Japan June 10, 2022[2]
USA June 10, 2022[3]
Mexico June 10, 2022[4]
Brazil June 10, 2022[5]
Europe June 10, 2022[6]
Australia June 10, 2022[7]
South Korea June 10, 2022[8]
HK June 10, 2022[9]
ROC June 10, 2022[10]
Language(s) English (United States)
English (United Kingdom)
Spanish (Spain)
Spanish (Latin America)
French (France)
French (Canada)
German
Italian
Dutch
Russian
Portuguese (Portugal)
Portuguese (Brazil)
Japanese
Korean
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Genre Soccer
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental Guidance
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
RARS:RARS 6+.svg - Six years and older
GSRR:GSRR G.svg - All ages
GCAM:Symbol for GCAM video game rating category "Suitable for aged 7 and above". - Seven years and older
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Input
Nintendo Switch:
“So much fun, it hurts.”
Advertisement slogan for Mario Strikers: Battle League

Mario Strikers: Battle League (known in European languages as Mario Strikers: Battle League Football)[6][7] is an upcoming game for the Nintendo Switch. It is the third game in the Mario Strikers series and the first one since Mario Strikers Charged over 15 years prior, featuring new gear, items, and moves. Up to eight players can play the game in multiplayer. The game also features an online Strikers Club mode where players can host clubs with up to 20 players and compete against other clubs to earn points and increase their rankings.[11] The game is set to release on June 10, 2022.[3]

Gameplay

The gameplay is similar to that of previous Mario Strikers games, where two teams of five (four players and a goalie) compete for points by getting the ball into the opposing team's net. Following the rules of street soccer, there are no penalties like fouls, meaning that players are able to tackle their opponents around the field. Like previous games, items and special moves are used to the turn the tide of gameplay. Unlike in previous games, rather than having one main captain and three generic sidekicks as teammates, teams in this game (apart from the goalie) are comprised entirely of main playable characters.[3]

A new technique introduced in this game is called the Team Tackle. If a player tackles their own teammate, they send the teammate quickly across the stage. This can be used both defensively, by using Team Tackle at an opponent and stealing the ball from them, or offensively, by getting the teammate close to the goal.[11] Similar to the Super Strike from Super Mario Strikers and Mega Strike from Mario Strikers Charged, the new Hyper Strike acts as the game's special move, and is activated in a similar manner as the latter. Unlike those moves, however, Hyper Strikes must first be obtained by collecting a Strike Orb[11] that occasionally appears on the field. Additionally, rather than just having aesthetic differences, each character's Hyper Strike has different gameplay-related properties, making them similar to that of the Special Shots from Mario Sports Mix. Hyper Strikes are also able to bypass goalies.[3]

Another new concept introduced in this game is customization. In addition to aesthetic customization options, like team color, gear can be purchased from the in-game shop with Coins, which allow the player to adjust various attributes such as their movement speed, curve shots, resistance to getting the ball stolen from them, and more. When selecting characters, the player can choose whether to equip their character with gear or not.[3]

Power-ups

Power-ups return from previous games, though this time, they are obtained from ? Blocks like other Mario spinoff games.[3]

Items
Artwork of a Green Shell in Mario Strikers: Battle League
Green Shell
Artwork of a Red Shell in Mario Strikers: Battle League
Red Shell
Artwork of a Bob-omb in Mario Strikers: Battle League
Bob-omb
A Green Shell cannoning around the pitch will keep everyone on their toes (or put them on their behind).[12] Nothing comes between the Red Shell and its target, not even other Strikers.[12] Nothing says “actually, that’s my ball” like an explosive lobbed in the direction of an opposing Striker.[12]
Artwork of a Mushroom in Mario Strikers: Battle League
Mushroom
Artwork of a Banana in Mario Strikers: Battle League
Banana
Artwork of Star in Mario Strikers: Battle League
Star
Use this handy power-up for a brief speed boost that could be the difference between a successful dribble and an unplanned meeting with the electric fence.[12] A well-placed slippy banana skin is an excellent way to stop a marauding Striker in their tracks.[12] Temporarily makes the Striker invincible, boosts their stats, and ensures any opponent who gets physical is roundly rebounded.[12]

Characters

There are 10 playable characters available in the game. Of those characters, Rosalina is playable for the first time in the Mario Strikers series, while Toad now appears as a main playable character for the first time instead of his species appearing as sidekicks like in previous games. Boom Booms are seen as goalies, taking over the role from Kritters in previous games.

The stats in the following table are the characters' default stats, without any gear applied.[13]

Playable

Mario Luigi Bowser Peach
Artwork of Mario in Mario Strikers: Battle League Artwork of Luigi in Mario Strikers: Battle League Artwork of Bowser in Mario Strikers: Battle League Artwork of Peach in Mario Strikers: Battle League
Always reliable, Mario is a great all-round player with impressive technique.[12] A technical player with excellent passing, Luigi excels as a playmaker.[12] A powerhouse on the pitch, Bowser’s shooting ability is matched only by his brutal tackles.[12] Her high speed and technique make Peach adept at avoiding defenders.[12]
Type Technique Type Technique Type Physical Type Speed
Hyper Strike Fire Cyclone[12] Hyper Strike Spin Tornado[12] Hyper Strike Flame Cannon[12] Hyper Strike Dance of Hearts[12]
Physical 11/25 Physical 11/25 Physical 17/25 Physical 9/25
Speed 12/25 Speed 11/25 Speed 9/25 Speed 17/25
Shooting 14/25 Shooting 10/25 Shooting 17/25 Shooting 9/25
Passing 10/25 Passing 14/25 Passing 11/25 Passing 13/25
Technique 16/25 Technique 17/25 Technique 9/25 Technique 15/25
Rosalina Toad Yoshi Donkey Kong
Artwork of Rosalina in Mario Strikers: Battle League Artwork of Toad from Mario Strikers: Battle League Artwork of Yoshi in Mario Strikers: Battle League Artwork of Donkey Kong in Mario Strikers: Battle League
A technical wonder, Rosalina can bend a shot round even the most resolute defensive wall.[12] Toad’s speed and passing ability mean he can turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye.[12] Yoshi possess superb ball control, with both passing and shooting ability that’ll be indispensable to any team.[12] Donkey Kong’s strength and passing ability make him great at winning the ball and finding a team-mate further up the pitch.[12]
Type Offense Type Speed Type Offense Type Defense
Hyper Strike Orbital Burst[12] Hyper Strike Drill Smash[12] Hyper Strike Egg Stomp[12] Hyper Strike Banana Blast[12]
Physical 14/25 Physical 9/25 Physical 10/25 Physical 16/25
Speed 9/25 Speed 17/25 Speed 10/25 Speed 9/25
Shooting 17/25 Shooting 11/25 Shooting 17/25 Shooting 13/25
Passing 10/25 Passing 15/25 Passing 17/25 Passing 16/25
Technique 13/25 Technique 11/25 Technique 9/25 Technique 9/25
Wario Waluigi
Artwork of Wario from Mario Strikers: Battle League Artwork of Waluigi from Mario Strikers: Battle League
Wario’s all about power, whether that’s his shots, tackles, or his general scent.[12] A nimble defender, Waluigi uses his high speed and technique to chase down opponents and win the ball.[12]
Type Physical Type Defense
Hyper Strike Electric Ricochet[12] Hyper Strike Thorn Barrier[12]
Physical 17/25 Physical 15/25
Speed 9/25 Speed 16/25
Shooting 15/25 Shooting 9/25
Passing 13/25 Passing 9/25
Technique 9/25 Technique 14/25

Goalie

Boom Boom
Artwork of Boom Boom in Mario Strikers: Battle League
The last line of defence for any team, Boom Boom studiously attempts to keep the ball the right side of the goal-line.[12]
Type Keeper[12]

Non-playable

Fields

Unlike previous Mario Strikers games, the soccer fields now consist of two individual halves, each with a different theme. Like in Super Mario Strikers, the different fields are only aesthetic, rather than housing any varying gimmicks like in Mario Strikers Charged, aside from the electric fences that can shock players present around the perimeter of the field.[3] However, a new feature in this game is the ability to visually upgrade the stage's appearance, adding more scenery around it, using a new bolt-like currency. There are four levels of upgrades the player can give the stage, with the first three costing 100,000 bolts and the fourth costing 2,500,000 bolts. In addition to the stage itself, the player can also customize the stage's turf, goal line, electric fence, and goal designs.[11]

  • マッシュルームヒル (Mushroom Hill):[14] Themed after a traditional Super Mario level. The turf features designs of a ? Block and Warp Pipes. The electric fence is designed after the Brick Block. The goal is made out of Warp Pipes.[3]
  • Lava Castle:[11] The turf features a design of a fire on a torch resembling Bowser's cuffs. The electric fence is designed after a Chain-Link. The goal is made out of metal and features two lit torches on top.[3]
  • Spooky Mansion:[11] Themed after a haunted mansion with a design resembling the Dark Moon from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (also developed by Next Level Games) on it. The turf features a design of a spooky tree viewed through a window. The electric fence is designed after spider webs. The goal is made out of wood with some older-styled decorations on top.[3]
  • リゾートジャングル (Resort Jungle):[14] The turf features a design of a barrel and two vines. The electric fence is designed after bananas. The goal is made out of trees and logs being held together by rope, and having some feathers on top.[3]
  • プリンセスキャッスル (Princess Castle)[14]

Promotion

On April 13, 2022, the Nintendo UK Twitter account announced that any pre-orders of the game made through the My Nintendo Store will receive a bonus Fan Scarf.[15]

On May 16, 2022, Nintendo's German YouTube channel uploaded a gameplay video of a Mario Strikers: Battle League match featuring German sports commentator Frank Buschmann.[16]

Gallery

Logos

Artwork

Items

Key artwork

Box art

Screenshots

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオストライカーズ: バトルリーグ[2]
Mario Sutoraikāzu: Batoru Rīgu
Mario Strikers: Battle League
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧激战前锋 战斗联赛[17]
Mǎlì'ōu Jīzhàn Qiánfēng Zhàndòu Liánsài
Mario Fierce Battle Strikers: Battle League Match
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐激戰前鋒 戰鬥聯賽[9]
Mǎlì'ōu Jīzhàn Qiánfēng Zhàndòu Liánsài
Mario Fierce Battle Strikers: Battle League Match
Korean 마리오 스트라이커즈 배틀 리그
Mario Seuteulaikeojeu Baeteul Ligeu
Mario Strikers Battle League

External links

Official websites
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References

  1. ^ Theriault, Donald. (February 14, 2022). Next Level Games Confirmed To Be Developing Mario Strikers: Battle League. Nintendo World Report. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Nintendo 公式チャンネル (February 10, 2022). マリオストライカーズ: バトルリーグ [Nintendo Direct 2022.2.10]. YouTube. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Nintendo (February 9, 2022). Mario Strikers: Battle League – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ Mario Strikers™: Battle League para la consola Nintendo Switch. Nintendo.com (in Spanish).
  5. ^ Mario Strikers™: Battle League para o console Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Brazil.
  6. ^ a b @NintendoEurope (February 9, 2022). "On this pitch, anything goes! Take the ball and go for goal when Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, comes to #NintendoSwitch on 10/06. ⚽" Twitter. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Nintendo AU (February 10, 2022). Mario Strikers: Battle League Football launches June 10th! (Nintendo Switch). YouTube. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  8. ^ (February 10, 2022). 『Nintendo Switch Sports』, 『제노블레이드 크로니클스 3』, 『파이어 엠블렘 무쌍 풍화설월』 등, Nintendo Switch 소프트웨어와 서비스의 최신 정보를 전달! Nintendo Korea. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  9. ^ a b (February 10, 2022). 《Nintendo Switch 運動》、《異度神劍3》和《瑪利歐激戰前鋒 戰鬥聯賽》等 Nintendo Switch專用遊戲軟體最新資訊公開! 多款支援中文作品預定發售! Nintendo HK. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  10. ^ (February 10, 2022). 《Nintendo Switch 運動》、《異度神劍3》和《瑪利歐激戰前鋒 戰鬥聯賽》等 Nintendo Switch專用遊戲軟體最新資訊公開! 多款支援中文作品預定發售! Nintendo HK. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Nintendo (May 12, 2022). Mario Strikers: Battle League – Overview Trailer – Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Nintendo UK (May 12, 2022). Mario Strikers: Battle League Football. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
  13. ^ Nintendo JP (May 6, 2022). Mario Strikers: Battle League Strategy Page. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  14. ^ a b c Official Japanese website ("Beat-'em'-up Sports 'Strike'" page)
  15. ^ @NintendoUK (April 13, 2022). Take the ball and go for goal when Mario Strikers: Battle League Football comes to Nintendo Switch on June 10th. Pre-order now on My Nintendo Store and receive a bonus Fan Scarf! Already pre-ordered? Your order will automatically be upgraded. Twitter. Retrieved April 13, 2022. (Archived April 13, 2022 18:49:44 UTC via Internet Archive: Wayback Machine.)
  16. ^ Nintendo DE (May 16, 2022). Mario Strikers: Battle League Football – Vollständiges Match – kommentiert von Frank Buschmann. YouTube. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  17. ^ (February 10, 2022). 《Nintendo Switch 运动》、《异度神剑3》和《马力欧激战前锋 战斗联赛》等 Nintendo Switch专用游戏软件最新资讯公开! 多款支持中文作品预定发售! Nintendo HK. Retrieved February 9, 2022.