Mario Tennis Aces is releasing in just a few weeks, and so it was no surprise to see the title get its own segment in Nintendo's Treehouse Live @ E3 streams. What was a surprise is that they took the opportunity to announce a pair of additional playable characters that will be added to the title in the coming months, expanding the roster even further!

These two characters are Koopa Troopa and Blooper, and they'll be added to the game for free this summer. First up will be Koopa Troopa, who will arrive on August 1st. Blooper will follow in September. However, one interesting note is that you can actually gain access to them early! In both July and August, Nintendo will be hosting Mario Tennis Aces tournaments. If you gain enough points in the July tournament, Koopa Troopa will join your roster early, and Blooper will do the same if you score high enough in the August tournament.

Are you excited for these two new characters? Who else would you like to see take to the courts? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3 2018