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Nintendo's new Switch game has a nice pre-order bonus for the online shop

Nintendo is known to be stingy when it comes to sales and price reductions in its first-party games. Until the company publishes a Nintendo Select edition of a game, you can usually expect to pay the full price no matter how long ago – especially digital versions. So it's nice to see Nintendo offer a pre-order bonus for Mario Tennis Aces starting on June 22nd.

If you purchase the game on the Nintendo Switch Shop by June 21, you will receive 300 bonus Gold Points for a total of 600 Gold Points for purchase. This is a $ 6 balance that you can use for future purchases.

Granted, that does not mean big savings, especially compared to Amazon's 20% pre-orders on Prime. It's also limited because you'll need to spend it on future e-shop orders rather than immediately getting a discount. But because it's an unpublished digital Nintendo game, it's surprising to see.

If you plan to pre-order Mario Tennis Aces, you can now download the beta client from the e-shop. The beta is limited to a "pre-launch online tournament", which runs from 1

to 3 June. At the beginning, only four playable characters are displayed: Mario, Peach, Yoshi and Bowser. If you play well enough, you can unlock five additional characters. You can also unlock a free bonus costume throughout the game by joining the beta. As for the specific times the beta is live, see below.

Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Schedule

North America

  • 1. June, 6 pm – 3 June, 11.59 pm PT
  • 1. June, 9 pm – 4 June, 2:59 pm ET


  • 1. June, 3 pm BST – 3 June, 11:59 pm BST
  • 1. June, 4 pm CEST – 4 June, 12:59 pm FAIR

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