Ubisoft officially announced Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Switch during its E3 2017 press conference. It will launch on August 29.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Ubisoft:
This is the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the Rabbids into the once-peaceful area, splintering this beloved land. To bring order back to the Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds.
Join these eight heroes to explore a new world twisted by the mischievous Rabbids, filled with secrets and nods to classic Mario games! Outwit unpredictable enemies in dynamic turn-based combat and co-op challenges, and solve puzzles along the way. Discover a feel-good and modern combat adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ system, playable anywhere, anytime, with anyone.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch on August 29, 2017.
- An Epic Journey Starring Eight Heroes
- Embark with your team of heroes on an epic quest to free your friends and put the Mushroom Kingdom back in order!
- Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi will join forces with four Rabbids heroes, each with their own unique personalities: boastful Rabbid Mario, fearful Rabbid Luigi, sassy Rabbid Peach, and off-his-rocker Rabbid Yoshi.
- Explore four iconic worlds filled with chests and secrets, solve puzzles, and defeat unpredictable enemies on the battlefield.
- A Crazy Tactical Adventure
- Mario and his friends will use never-before-seen weapons to engage in combat with their foes. With an arsenal of more than 250 weapons with unique statistics and specificities, players will choose how best to equip each of their eight heroes.
- Turn-based gameplay allows players to take the time they need to position their heroes and unleash their actions.
- Play additional co-op challenges with a friend in local multiplayer, featuring three levels of difficulty. Share a pair of Joy-Con controllers or use your Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers.
- A Fresh Mario Experience
- Discover the Mushroom Kingdom like you never have before — twisted by the mischievous Rabbids!
- Experience a feel-good adventure filled with humor, epic music, vibrant animation, and colorful visuals, powered by the Snowdrop engine.
- Designed for Nintendo Switch
- A game as appealing in handheld mode as on your TV screen.
- Play everywhere, and even on the go, thanks to short game sessions.
- Unlock new in-game features with your amiibo figures.