On the portable gaming side a sporty new Mario game for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system is on the way and you don t need to be a pro athlete to jump into the action. Mario Tennis Open which launches May 20 offers immersive tennis action featuring everyone s favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom in classic Mario style. With its intuitive game play even novice tennis players can enjoy playing the game with friends and family. Mario Tennis Open also supports prehensive online play a first for the series. Players with a broadband Inter connection can play singles or doubles matches with friends near and far or pete against single opponents of similar skill levels in Open Match mode. The game also supports leader boards and victory medals.