Ubisoft kicked off its E3 2017 press conference by officially unveiling Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, heading to the Nintendo Switch on August 29. The strange crossover sees Ubisoft’s Rabbids invading Nintendo’s Mario World in a tactical, turn-based strategy game. Gameplay shown during the press conference may surprise some fans who expected Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to be geared towards kids. The battle system surprises appears to have depth, with a variety of tactics players can employ in battle. The turn-based strategy will certainly appeal to fans of Final Fantasy Tactics and XCOM games.
The game also looks quite polished, with a colorful art style that will certainly look great on the Nintendo Switch.
“This is the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the Rabbids into the once-peaceful area, splintering this beloved land. To bring order back to the Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds,” Ubisoft said in a press release. “Join these eight heroes to explore a new world twisted by the mischievous Rabbids, filled with secrets and nods to classic Mario games! Outwit unpredictable enemies in dynamic turn-based combat and co-op challenges, and solve puzzles along the way. Discover a feel-good and modern combat adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ system, playable anywhere, anytime, with anyone.”
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Heads to the Nintendo Switch August 29.