Ubisoft’s Mario and Rabbids crossover turn-based strategy game is getting a sequel, as indicated by Nintendo’s site. The unannounced game is presently listed on its own page as “Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope” together with some key art, three screenshots, and a release date of 2022.
Ubisoft’s E3 press conference is happening on at 3PM ET today, Saturday June twelfth, and the new game was presumably set to be declared there. The principal Mario + Rabbids title, Kingdom Battle, was initially uncovered by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto at Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 2017.
Regardless of the bizarre nature of its IP mashup, Kingdom Battle was one of the best early Switch games, mixing elements of the Mario and Rabbids characters with strong yet available X-COM-style tactical action. They called it “a shockingly good Nintendo Switch strategy game” in our review.
It’s not really astonishing that a well-received game would get a sequel a few years after the fact, yet this is a uncharacteristic mistake from Nintendo.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope could, obviously, likewise be officially declared at Nintendo’s own E3 event. That one’s going on at 12PM ET on Tuesday, June 15th.