After several rumors and leaks, Ubisoft and Nintendo jointly confirmed that a Mario and Rabbids crossover game is indeed on its way. During the Ubisoft E3 presser on Monday, Ubisoft announced with Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The game is set to hit the Nintendo Switch on August 29, 2017.
You can check out the announcement trailer below:
Join Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi as they team up with Rabbids heroes to explore a new world twisted by the mischievous Rabbids, filled with secrets and nods to classic Mario games! Discover a feel-good and modern combat adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, playable anywhere, anytime, with anyone.
Mario and his friends will use hundreds of never-before-seen weapons to strategically take out enemies in true Rabbids style – with the occasional well-timed misfire. Players will use turn-based combat to strategically move their heroes across the battlefield to gain higher ground, utilize the pipe system and destructible environments, and receive a friendly boost from their teammates to get into their optimal firing position. Utilizing combat tactics and the cover system, players will explore the four unique worlds with their team of heroes defeating foes, gathering collectibles and solving puzzles along their quest.
In the main campaign for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, players will form a team of three unique characters, customizing their abilities via each character’s dedicated skill tree to form the perfect trio. In the game’s additional co-op challenges, players team up with a friend in local multiplayer, where they’ll play three levels of difficulty, taking on adversaries as a team. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will take advantage of the ability of Nintendo Switch to be played anywhere, anytime and is fully functioning on the go for both solo and co-op players. – Ubisoft Press Release
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be available in a Standard Edition, as well as a Collector’s Edition that includes a six-inch figurine of Rabbid Mario, a set of physical collector’s cards, and the original soundtrack. If you pre-order, you’ll also get a set of eight unique in-game weapons. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be released for the Nintendo Switch on August 29.