Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Leaked Ahead of E3 2021
This latest Nintendo and Ubisoft partnership appears to be inspired by Super Mario Galaxy.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the sequel to 2017’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, has been leaked on Nintendo’s website ahead of today’s E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward.
This strategic adventure will involve Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, Rabbid Rosalina, and more in “a galactic odyssey to battle a malicious force and save your Spark comrades.”
Players will be able to explore planets across the galaxy while assembling a team of three characters from “an eclectic roster of nine” when the game launches in 2022 for Nintendo Switch. According to the description, the game will have “some recognisable foes throughout the galaxy” as well as “all-new bosses.”
The aforementioned Sparks, one of which looks eerily similar to Luma from Super Mario Galaxy, provide unique abilities that will aid players in battle. Like the original, each hero will be able to dash, team jump on allies, and hide behind covers.
The announcement of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at E3 2017 was one of the more memorable moments of the conference, as it signalled Nintendo’s willingness to let other developers and publishers experiment with its IP.
When is Ubisoft going to be at E3 in 2021?
The Ubisoft press conference at E3 2021 will take place on June 12 and will begin at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET/8 p.m. BST. For those in Australia, it’ll be June 13 at 5 a.m. AEST.
However, we’ll start the party early with an IGN pre-show at 10:30 a.m. PT, 1:30 p.m. ET, and 6:30 p.m. BST. On June 13, it will be 3:30 a.m. AEST.
At E3 2021, what games will Ubisoft show?
The presentation will get off with a one-hour pre-show centred on live games like Watch Dogs: Legion, For Honor, The Crew 2, Brawlhalla, Trackmania, and more, according to Ubisoft.
The main programme will feature news about Ubisoft’s next titles, including a world premiere with gameplay and previews for the upcoming Tom Clancy title Rainbow Six Extraction, which has been given its official name. More information on Far Cry 6 was promised, as well as information on the upcoming extreme sports multiplayer game Riders Republic (see out our initial Far Cry 6 preview). The presentation will also include information on new DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Rainbow Six Siege.
Aside from games, Ubisoft stated that there would be information on the Mythic Quest series and the film Werewolves Within.
It’s unclear whether the presentation will include any unforeseen surprises, such as news on Beyond Good and Evil or the recently released The Division Heartland. Updates on delayed projects such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Skull & Bones, and the Avatar game would be appreciated, though it may be too early. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Source : Ign.com