Nintendo’s latest Switch sports game, Mario Strikers: Battle League, is getting its first post-launch update this week. The patch goes live July 21 and adds new characters, a new stadium, and other content to the game.
First, two new playable characters will join the roster: Daisy and Shy Guy. The princess boasts a high technique stat that prevents her from being knocked down by opponents, while Shy Guy is a well-rounded character who can be tweaked as needed with gear.
In addition to the new playable characters, the update is introducing a new stadium, Desert Ruin, as well as knight equipment. This gear increases a character’s strength and shooting at the expense of speed and technique. You can get a glimpse of the new content in the trailer below.
Nintendo says two more free Mario Strikers updates are slated to arrive before the end of 2022. These will likewise introduce new playable characters, stadiums, and gear, but no specifics have been announced yet.
Mario Strikers isn’t the only Switch game receiving ongoing support this year. Nintendo will also be releasing more tracks for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the. The first wave of tracks arrived back in March, with five more waves slated to follow through the end of 2023.