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Mario sports games wouldn’t be where they are today if it wasn’t for the help of Camelot, the studio that developed Mario Golf and Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color and cemented them as big franchises. Ever since they’ve worked on many more Mario sports titles, from well received entries like Toadstool Tour for the GameCube to more underwhelming games like the Wii U’s Ultra Smash earlier this year.

Now the studio will be lending its expertise to the upcoming Mario Sports Superstars for the 3DS; specifically the Tennis and Golf parts. This is according to a recent news post on Nintendo of Japan’s official site, which lists the studio in the copyright section.


As no other companies are listed, it’s safe to assume Nintendo itself will work on the baseball, horse racing and soccer portions. This also marks a departure from the last game to use the “Mario Sports” moniker, Mario Sports Mix for the Wii, which was developed entirely by Square-Enix. While there’s no denying Camelot’s pedigree, it’s a little disappointing that we won’t get to see a Cactuar hit a home run.

We’ll be sure to bring you more news regarding Mario Sports Superstars in the weeks to come before its release in Spring 2017.

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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.