Artwork and other bits of information for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle were leaked this morning, confirming the reports from last year that this still unannounced game is in the works. Looks like it’s real!
It’s a crossover nobody could have anticipated. Described as a strategy RPG, the game is set to blend exploration and turn-based combat as you play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi, along with their Rabbid counterparts. Laser guns and other weapons are said to be the focus of combat, while tactical options include team jumps, warp pipes and other attacks. Each character will have their own unique playstyle.
According to the leaked images, there are four worlds to explore, each with their own set of Mario themed Easter eggs. The players control something or someone known as Tuttorio in the exploration portions, not the characters themselves. You’ll also get the chance to play with two players in a co-op mode. 20 hours is the approximate playtime length.
An announcement at E3 2017 was the original goal, but today’s leak and the countless reports within the last few months squander that a bit. Other details explain that the game is being developed using the Snowdrop engine by Ubisoft’s Paris and Milan studios.
There will be a lot more information in the coming weeks. You can catch Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference on June 12 at 1PM PT and Nintendo’s presentation on June 13 at 9AM PT.