During today’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, publisher Ubisoft revealed that their previously announced collaborative crossover tactics title, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2022. This news was leaked yesterday via the Ubisoft digital storefront. Additionally, it will be receiving a dedicated broadcast tomorrow at 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET.
You can view the broadcast where this announcement occurred below:
Mario + Rabbids was originally released in 2017 with some general surprise by Nintendo’s Mario joining Ubisoft’s Rabbids. The title came early in the Nintendo Switch’s lifespan and was generally well-received.
Gameplay involves a tactical turn-based strategy. The player moves their three-character team along a battlefield grid to fight against several quirky enemies. While you had the choice of both Mario and Rabbid characters you were required to have at least one Rabbid character in each team.
With that said, Rabbid characters assume the garb of various Mario characters becoming zany exaggerated versions of the Nintendo properties. Each character you choose has different weapons and abilities you can use to your strategic advantage and gives the player some variety in their gameplay. In-between battlefield sections teams can explore the lands in which each battle takes place to uncover secrets along the way.
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