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Mario Strikers: Battle League

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: June 10, 2022

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'Mario Strikers: Battle League' First Kick Demo Event Begins Next Week, Download Now - Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2022 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT

Prepare for Strike, a five-on-five soccer-like sport with no rules – do whatever it takes to win!

Mario Strikers: Battle League you can tackle, use items and activate special shots.

Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting special shots. Super Mario series mainstays like Peach, Toad, and Yoshi put their cleats (and stats) to the pitch and will stop at nothing to score. Customize your characters with gear that can augment their stats and appearance. Take the carnage online or pass the ball to players locally—just look out for the electric fence.

Band together with up to 20 strikers online and compete against other clubs for points. Find the right club for you, team up with friends, and bring your own striker style to the table. Strive to become the world’s top club each season!

For those of you looking to get a leg up on your competition, here is an early opportunity to help sharpen your skills!

The Mario Strikers: Battle League First Kick demo event is now available to download for free in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store, and is open to all Nintendo Switch Online members, as well as anyone using a free Nintendo Switch Online seven-day trial.

The Mario Strikers: Battle League First Kick demo event includes access to online team battles*, available June 3-5, plus a training mode and some pre-season “friendlies” to help you prepare for match day.

TheMario Strikers: Battle LeagueFirst Kick demo’s training mode (online connection required to play) teaches you all of the basics, from shooting, passing and tackles to more advanced moves and skills, which are necessary for ruling the field. Once you’re accustomed to the controls, you’ll be ready to put everything on the line and take on other budding strikers online in team battles at the following times:

  • June 3, 8-9 p.m. PT
  • June 4, 4-5 a.m. PT
  • June 4, 12-1 p.m. PT
  • June 4, 8-9 p.m. PT
  • June 5, 4-5 a.m. PT
  • June 5, 12-1 p.m. PT

With online matches for the Mario Strikers: Battle League First Kick demo event, players can form a team with other players and challenge competitors online. Each team will consist of players from two Nintendo Switch consoles and a maximum of two players per console. It’s possible to team up with random players and invite friends to play together online. Experiment with all 10 characters in the game, test their unique abilities and assemble a team based on your preferred playing style.

Plus, players without an existing Nintendo Switch Online membership can claim a free seven-day trial, even if they’ve used a free trial in the past! Not only does this grant access to the Mario Strikers: Battle League First Kick demo event, but players can also experience a week with all the benefits that the Nintendo Switch Online membership has to offer, including access to a curated library of over 100 NES and Super NES titles, online play with compatible titles, cloud saves and more.

* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed for a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership nor by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

8 players can go for the goal on one Nintendo Switch system, with local wireless, or online. Bring along a secondary striker on the same system in online battles, too. Locally, 4 players on each team can go cleat-to-cleat in individual matches.

The main rule in this sport is to rule the field!

Mario Strikers: Battle League is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 10, 2022.


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