After all the leaks, Ubisoft opened their E3 2017 press conference with a stunning announcement of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch.
Kingdom Battle will be a crossover title between the Mario and Rabbids characters. As we detailed earlier, there will be multiple characters from the Mario universe in this turn-based RPG. The rabbids will be donning their own cosplay based on the Mario cast.
The story is as follows. The rabbids are transported to the Mushroom Kingdom, which, naturally, throws things out of whack. Now, Mario and friends must team up with the zany creatures to fight evil rabbids and save the kingdom.
During your adventure exploring the Mushroom Kingdom, you’ll come across waves of evil rabbids. From here, you’ll switch to battle mode where the game starts to become more like XCOM. Each team will see the player and enemy moving around a battlefield, using the environment to take cover and attack each other.
Your squadron of characters even has special moves. Mario, for instance, can attack enemies after they move, meanwhile Rabbid Peach can throw up a bubble shield.
Allies from the Mushroom Kingdom will join your party too. So far, we know of Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be available on August 29th.