On Nintendo’s YouTube channel, players got a glimpse of what’s new in the upcoming free update. Players will be pleased to hear that two new playable characters will be added to Mario Strikers: Battle League. The first character announced was the coveted Princess Daisy. Daisy is unique, with a high Technique stat that makes her immune to hits. The second character added is Shy Guy with his incredibly powerful Propeller Dive Hyper Strike ability. However, unlike Daisy, Shy Guy’s stats are balanced, meaning he has to rely on gear for his specialization.
In addition to the new characters, Mario Strikers: Battle League also introduces a new gear set and a new stadium. The gear set is a knight’s armor that gives strength and shooting power to any character who equips it. The new map is an oasis of desert ruins with four variations that can be used for quick matches or as a player’s club stadium.
Daisy fans were unsurprising looking forward to the new update. However, some still felt that Nintendo isn’t doing enough, as a 12-character roster is still eight short of the Mario Strikers Charged lineup. But all is not lost because next to the announcement for the upcoming update Nintendo posted that Mario Strikers: Battle League would receive two more updates before the end of 2022. So, a few other iconic Mario characters might find their way onto the field.