Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle packshotMuch like chocolate and broccoli, Mario and the Rabbids are possibly two things that you would never imagine going together.

However, in one of the big surprises at Ubisoft’s press conference this year, they have been brought together in a joint development by Nintendo and Ubisoft dubbed Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

It’s a turn-based adventure and the Rabbids have crash-landed in the Mushroom Kingdom; some of them are helpful and have joined Mario’s side, and the others will try to take you out.

It’s up to you to work together with your new Rabbid pals to terminate your foes and get to the bottom of what caused this meeting of worlds in the first place. Take turns shooting at your enemies – or jumping off one another – to complete each area’s goal, whether it’s to take out the enemies or simply reach the other side in one piece.

Who knows what Mario + Rabbids will pave the way for. Will Sonic the Hedgehog team up with Altair? Are we going to see Soap hanging out with Samus Aran? Nevertheless, this is a surprisingly fun addition to both these characters’ universes.

Check out our interview with game director Davide Soliani

Genre: RTS
Platform: Switch
Release: August 29, 2017
Multiplayer: Yes

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