Nintendo of Japan put the Mario Hoops 3-on-3 website live. The game is due for release on September 11th and, as youâ€™d expect, sees Mario enter the world of basketball. Each team will contain 3 figures from the Mario universe, although itâ€™s only possible for 4 human players to play simultaneously, so expect some NPCs (A.I.) to make up the numbers.
If you don’t feel like checking out the Japanese site for new pictures & movies, take a look at the game’s trailer here:
Square Enix is developing this game for Nintendo DS.
Control is primarily played with the DS stylus and touchscreen for ball handling. The game features special moves for Mario, Luigi, Peach and others, and includes power-ups such as the ability to turn enemies into coins.
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It might take some getting used to the control system, but it looks really fun, and when I first saw pictures of this game I thought it was a GameCube game, quite pretty graphics for the DS. Site tip via 4CR