E3 2017: Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle Finally Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft kickstarted its E3 2017 press conference with a short cinematic for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, you'll explore a Mushroom Kingdom that has been turned upside-down.

It was pretty damn great, if scripted as all heck.

As noted above, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on August 29, 2017. "Make a Mario game that hasn't been made before". Nintendo's Representative Director and Creative Fellow Shigeru Miyamoto made an appearance on stage to reveal the game.

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said onstage, "It was a very exciting challenge for all our teams.I think we have done something you will love". You can also use your amiibos to unlock new in-game features. He showed some gameplay of the game. Mario + Rabbids is likely to have eight playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, and, oddly, four Rabbids dressed up as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Peach. Battles between the warring franchises are turn-based and mixes destructible cover, guns, power-ups, Rabbid-ified warp pipes and more.

The game will be similar to X-Com and will have tactical turn-based movement which allows you to take cover, flank, and use strategic moves to take down enemies.

  • Zachary Reyes