The opening announcement by Ubisoft at the E3 2017 was about none other than our favorite videogame character, Mario. This time, in an entirely different spin-off, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle features Mario, all geared up, on a mission to fight against the Rabbids that are under an evil influence.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was officially unveiled by Nintendo’s Representative Director, Shigeru Miyamoto while CEO Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot took to the stage, life-sized models of the firearms used in the game. Unlike the family friendly, jumping on enemy heads to eliminate them game, Mario + Rabbids packs actual combat with guns, hammers, and even rocket launchers in the list of usable weaponry.
Miyamoto talked about the uniqueness of this project at the E3, saying, “I’’ve been very excited to see what kind of humor the Rabbids could bring to Mario. I had one condition for the project. Don’t make a jump game or a Mario platformer. Make a Mario game that hasn’t been made before.”
Set in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario + Rabbids will feature a variety of playable characters, not only Mario himself. Among the cast include Rabbid Peach, a healer, and Rabbid Luigi, a spell-caster as well as non-Rabbids including Yoshi, Peach, and Luigi.
The company further highlighted that players will be thrown into a huge environment, full of details and rich animations. The map of the game itself is extensive and packs hundreds of elements and content. The game will also feature combat flags that will transport the player into a turn-based battle mode. Other battle modes include a Reach battle where you’ll have to escort another character to a safe place.
Combat isn’t the only thing Mario + Rabbids will pack. The game will also have a strategic approach to it and you’ll have to map out your moves carefully to destroy the evil Rabbids. The trailer of the game also displayed two basic game commands – move and attack. While that seems pretty basic, player will be able to acquire more controls and commands as they progress through the game.
Other elements that were showcased in the third-person gameplay trailer of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle includes a cover option whereby players will be able to use items around the environment to take cover behind.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is all set to release on August 29th and will be launched for the Nintendo Switch. The game is up for pre-order right now.