Nintendo and Ubisoft have been teasing this game for months now and its coming to the Switch, however we knew nothing about the gameplay, the style or even it’s title…until now!
Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the name of the game and unfortunately (maybe fortunately for people as excited as me) a promo image got leaked ahead of it’s E3 reveal. It’s not been confirmed by Nintendo or Ubisoft but it looks pretty legit. Plus there has been further leaks in the form of images from a supposed Ubisoft conference.
It’s been described as a Mario/rabbids crossover and using the images below you can see it’s going to be a crazy affair. I mean the rabbids are involved so I’m sure it was never going to be a traditional Mario game anyway. What’s most exciting is the mixture of gameplay, described as “35% exploration and 65% turn based combat” including familiar Mario locations but with a twist!
The second image there seems to hint at an August release date which seems a bit too soon, but stranger things have happened. A Mario and Rabbids game is definitely not a game I ever predicted happening, but it looks like its building into a good framework for a great spin off of the genre.
It’s clear from the leaked image that there are going to be a variety of weapons as well, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Mario with a laser cannon! I initially thought it could be Nintendo’s version of a much smaller Overwatch, however from the images and description in the images I’ve swerved away from that idea.
It also looks like our usual Mario chums have been given nick names as well their Rabbid imposter counterparts.
What are your thoughts on the leaked game and it’s title? Does it look like something you’ll be playing? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @wtfgamersonly.