Mario Strikers Battle League scores a free update

In the first Mario Strikers: Battle League, Nintendo adds characters, pitches, and gear, available for free for all players over the next couple of days

Art for Mario Strikers Battle League update featuring Daisy on the left and Shy guy on the right. They are in a stylised art style with movement lines and fiery effects around them. Daisy is a ginger woman with earings, big eyes, and a yellow football outfit, and a ball just by her head. Shy guy is a strange little guy with a red football outfit on, a red mask, and a football right underneath his feet like he's doing a flying kick.

Mario Striker Battle League’s first update adds new Daisy and Shy Guy to the team, alongside a new gear set and stadium called Desert Ruin. The update is available on July 21 for North America and the day after for Europe. It’s free to anyone who owns the base game and can connect to the internet.

This is the first of three Mario Strikers Battle League updates planned before now and the end of the year, with the contents of wave two and wave three currently unknown. It comes after the game received decent reviews at launch, with our own review calling it “a new contender for the best multiplayer title on Switch”.

You can check out our full Mario Strikers: Battle League review for more. Or, to get amped up for Nintendo’s next big game, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 preview, where we call it “game of the year material”. Or just head to our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 pre-orders and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date pages to make sure you get it on launch day.

You can check out the Mario Strikers: Battle League update announcement below.

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