‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ Finally Officially Confirmed, Coming This August
Ubisoft’s E3 presser had quite an unexpected reveal: the Rabbids are teaming up with Nintendo’s mascot in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
The mischievous Rabbids are synonymous with chaos, after all, and the Mushroom Kingdom is consequently in trouble. However, four of the mutant mammals are teaming up with Mario’s group; Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi will pair up with Rabbids cosplaying as them in this hybrid RPG. All eight heroes have their own unique skills and weapons, so experiment to discover the best team for you.
However, while they may not be playable, other familiar faces will have Rabbids in their likeness. Thus far, the debut trailer highlighted Rabbids based on Donkey Kong and Petey Piranha from Super Mario Sunshine.
The single player campaign will offer four worlds as well as co-op challenges. In the latter, both players will command two characters. Plus, amiibo can be scanned to unlock nifty trinkets.
Furthermore, Grant Kirkhope is composing the score. Getting to work on an icon as cherished as Mario was an honor for him.
I can't tell you how amazing it's been for me writing music for Mario, I was pinching myself everyday
— Grant Kirkhope (@grantkirkhope) June 12, 2017
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will launch for the Nintendo Switch on August 29. A collector’s edition bearing an exclusive six-inch Mario Rabbid figure, collector’s cards and the game’s soundtrack will also be available. Additionally, if you pre-order, you’ll receive eight elusive weapons for use in-game.