Though leaked by Nintendo before the presentation, Ubisoft Forward announced a sequel to the popular Mario + Rabbids strategy game with Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. The new game allows Mario to team up with eight characters, including Rabbid Peach, Luigi, Rabbid Mario, Princess Peach, and multiple new characters created for the game.
The game continues to keep it’s tactical combat while also adding some real-time elements, which allows the player a number of new moves that were not available before, such as dash and jump. More below:
Cursa, a mysterious and malevolent entity seeks out energy to further its nefarious plans, plunging the galaxy into chaos. Twisting the planets with its evil influence, it’s determined to consume all the energy of the Sparks, uncanny creatures formed by the fusion of Lumas & Rabbids, and destroy all who stand in its way. To bring order back to the galaxy and save the Sparks, Mario and friends team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through mysterious and ever-surprising planets.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope launches for the Nintendo Switch in 2022.