While the story broke a month ago, it was officially announced today – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is coming to Switch and it will launch on August 29th!
“We are huge fans of Mario and are honored to be entrusted by Nintendo to create a new Rabbids Nintendo Switch game featuring Mario and friends. It was very important to us to stay true to the legendary characters Nintendo has created, but also to create a new experience for fans of Mario and the Rabbids alike. In order to restore the Mushroom Kingdom and come out victorious, Mario and the Rabbids will need to work together as a team and it’s from their differences that they will get their strengths.” – Xavier Poix, Managing Director, Ubisoft
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a departure from traditional Mario and Rabbids gameplay as the universes collide for an epic roleplaying game. Mario and friends must team up with Rabbit dopplegangers in order to restore the Mushroom Kingdom after a vortex threatens to tear their universes apart.
Similar to the Mario and Luigi series, the player will control 3 players as they face off against opposing forces. Utilizing various environmental elements – such as height and warp pipes that can assist the player in traversing the battlefield – hundreds of brand new weapons, and the ability to level up various skills through the complex skill trees, this game proves to be a unique challenge.
“Over the years, we’ve forged a great relationship with Ubisoft, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle represents the next step in that strong collaboration. The teaming of our intellectual properties is symbolic of this partnership, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on the game.” – Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be available in two editions: Standard and Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition will feature a six-inch figurine of Rabbid Mario by Ubicollectibles, a set of physical collectors cards, and the physical copy of the OST in addition to the game itself.
All preorders will include eight in-game exclusive weapons with unique stats.