Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an upcoming turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
This game combines the cute world of Mario with the hardcore-tactical gameplay of X-com.
It is the story of an unexpected encounter between the most iconic video game hero of all time, Mario, and the irreverent, chaotic and cute Rabbids.
The game promises players will go on an adventure with heroes from across the Mushroom Kingdom and experience the Mario universe unlike ever before.
It’s a new world twisted by the mischievous Rabbids but filled with secrets and nods to classic Mario games.
Players embark with Mario, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Luigi on an epic quest to save their friends and put the Mushroom Kingdom back in order.
Players explore a vast world, solve puzzles and defeat unpredictable enemies on the battlefield.
Players use new weapons and gameplay to engage in turn-based combat with their foes.
Each character has a dedicated arsenal to help them fight against a variety of enemies.
Players control a team of 3 characters and embark on exciting and challenging missions.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is being developed by Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Milan using Ubisoft's proprietary Snowdrop game engine.
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto was impressed by the prototype of a Mario and Rabbids crossover game that was presented to him by Ubisoft Milan's creative director Davide Soliani in 2014.
Miyamoto felt the concept was easy to understand and that it was refreshing to see Mario placed in a genre of game that he had not anticipated.
Development of the game was led under Soliani once their pitch was approved by Nintendo.
The game is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch on August 29.
Depending on the execution of this game it could be a breath of fresh air for fans of this franchise.
You can watch the trailer here: