Yet another Mario sports game will soon be heading to the North American Wii U Virtual Console, just in time for those warmer Spring months. This time around you’ll be making your way to the home plate in Mario Super Sluggers, a baseball game which was originally released for the Wii back in 2008.

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The game is a follow up to Mario Superstar Baseball for the Gamecube, and features many of the same gameplay elements, except now you can use your Wii remote to swing the bat.

Just like the first game it also features a massive cast of Mario characters, ranging from series stalwarts like Wario and Donkey Kong, to more obscure faces like Super Mario Sunshine’s Noki. It also marked the last appearance of King K. Rool, who inexplicably wears pharaoh-style clothing for this final outing.

You’ll be able to download the game starting tomorrow, March 31st, for $19.99.


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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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