After a gameplay presentation in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Ubisoft shared more game scenes and details in its own showcase today Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, which will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on October 20th. In case you missed the presentation, you can watch the two relevant trailers from it here.
The most important things at a glance
In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Mario and his friends join forces with the Rabbids to fight against the dark forces of misery to fight that threaten the entire galaxy. After his minions were seized by the dark magic, Bowser himself supports the group in the fight against evil. This completes the unequal hero crew consisting of nine members. On your adventure you now have to explore different planets, solve puzzles and finally the powerful ones Sparks to rescue. You will meet numerous unique characters and you can complete tasks for them, such as catching fish or collecting coins.
Battles offer compared to the predecessor more freedom and dynamism. Where previously you gave characters instructions on boxed environments, characters can now be freely maneuvered around the battlefield within range of movement in real time. Davide Soliani, the game’s creative director, explains that the team wants to offer a new kind of turn-based combat in this way. Open up team actions, special moves and the help of the Sparks many strategic options in the battles. For example, Peach’s signature protects nearby allies, while Rabbid Rosalina can put enemies to sleep.
In addition, it was announced that next Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Yooka-Laylee) too Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Halo Infinite) and Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts, Mario & Luigi, Xenoblade Chronicles) will contribute to the game’s soundtrack. (More about this here.) Also for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope new figures released by Rabbid-Mario and Rabbid-Peach, which tie in with the figure collection of the predecessor. (More about this here.)
Game is now available for pre-order
For those who are convinced by the game after the showcase, you can now pre-order the standard or gold edition of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. In addition to the game, the Gold Edition includes the Season Pass, which has several waves of additional content available until 2024, and the Galaxy Prestige Pack, which gives you three exclusive weapon skins. Pre-orderers will also receive the Megabug Pack with nine additional weapon skins.
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