Ubisoft has announced that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2022.
In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Bowser will join returning favorites Rabbid Peach, Luigi, Rabbid Mario and Princess Peach to form a motley team and prevent Cursa, a malevolent cosmic entity, from plunging the galaxy into chaos.
Here’s an overview of the game:
Determined to consume all the energy in the galaxy, Cursa and its minions are hunting the Sparks, uncanny creatures formed by the fusion of Lumas & Rabbids, and will destroy all who stand in its way. Players will have to locate and save the Sparks to have them join the adventure, opening up new tactical possibilities to help Heroes get the upper hand in battles. In addition to leveling up and customizing their Heroes, players will have the opportunity to pair them with Sparks to unlock additional abilities! They all have a distinct power and personality, ranging from energy shields to powerful elemental attacks.
As they embark on an epic journey through the galaxy, players will get to explore a variety of planets, meet their curious inhabitants and complete one-of-a-kind quests to free them from Cursa’s evil influence. Familiar enemies from the Nintendo universe, exceptional Rabbids enemies and surprising bosses will cross the Heroes’ path.
The release date of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope may have been leaked early by none other than Ubisoft themselves.
A listing on the Ubisoft Spain Store, which has since been removed, showed an October 20, 2022 release for the upcoming game. Of course, as expected, netizens like Wario64 have captured a screenshot of the said listing, which you can see below:
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Gold Edition
A Gold Edition of the game can also be seen, and while the listing has already been removed, sites like TwistedVoxel have gotten a glimpse at it, and it includes the following:
- The base game
- The season pass, which contains upcoming DLC packs, including additional story content featuring new heroes, quests, and battles
- Also includes the Galactic Prestige Pack, with three exclusive and supremely stylish weapon skins for your team, unlockable right away
It could be possible that this game gets revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini later today, which is also rumored to reveal an upcoming NieR: Automata and Persona announcement.