Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara has announced her retirement. The announcement was posted on her weblog on Sunday.
In her post, Fukuhara said she will become 30 years old this year and she has spent much of her life devoted to table tennis. She says it has taught her everything that is important in life.
Nintendo confirmed today in its Nintendo Direct Mini presentation that there’s a new Mario Tennis game for the Nintendo Switch in the pipeline. It’s called Mario Tennis Aces and it’s going to be the first Mario sports game for the Nintendo Switch since the console was launched. The game itself is going to be released later this year.
The Nintendo Switch has turned out to be a winner for the company. Not only did it recently surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales in Japan but it also became the fastest-selling home console in history in the United States.
Breakpoint was created a little over a year ago, with the goal of creating a studio specializing in developing sports simulations, particularly tennis simulations… hence the name!
This dedicated structure was built around talents who had worked on the Top Spin licence, starting with its director and founder. By the way, our director was the associate of the director of PAM, who created the licence.