E3 2017: Ubisoft Conference – Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Officially Unveiled

A new type of Mario game

Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft have officially unveiled their Mario and Raving Rabbit crossover in Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch.

Opening their E3 press conference with a fun short of two Rabbids exploring a Mario world coin box, eventually unveiling a power up mushroom which explodes the Rabbid in size! Bringing on legendary creator Shigeru Minamoto, head of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot wield weapons and mock a quick battle. The weapons, the same as those brandished by Mario in the artwork of the title.

Mario and Rabbids

The game promises us “a new type of Mario game”. The game is a turn based tactical adventure game and takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom. The Rabbids have somehow been transported into Mario’s world and have upset the balance of the world. Rabbit DNA seems to be affecting many elements of the Mushroom Kingdom.

There will be Rabbids turned bad and combat takes the form of a turn based arena, where your team of Mario and the Rabbids will battle together, combining different abilities, weapons and tactics to succeed.

You can check out the newly released gameplay trailer from E3 below:

Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will release on August 29th for Nintendo Switch.

Though perhaps not the game we were expecting from the previously rumored title, it certainly looks interesting. Let us know what you think in the comments below and keep it locked on RGM for more information as we get it.