Kamek’s Ready to Serve Up Some Magic in Mario Tennis Aces

Bowser’s long-time court wizard must have gotten tired of watching from the sidelines, because they’re taking up their racket next month and they’re bringing their full magical arsenal with them. The blue-robed magikoopa is already a terror on the court, and that’s likely to remain true as a playable character.

Players can unlock the wizard next month by playing in the online tournament, otherwise they’ll be available starting on May 1. Kamek’s shots curve just like other tricky characters; they’ll summon their broom or teleport behind the ball for trick shots, and will use their signature giant magic for the all-powerful special shot. It’s taken Nintendo awhile to get Kamek ready to play, but they’re here at last. Hopefully that magic won’t be too much of an advantage.

Mario Tennis Aces is available now on the Nintendo Switch. Check out our review to see how it stacks up against previous Mario Tennis games.