Just ahead of the Ubisoft E3 2021 presentation, a page depicting a presumed sequel to 2017’s Mario + Rabbids has popped up.
Dubbed Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, it features familiar characters from the Mario universe crossing over with the Rabbids franchise. They include franchise staples Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, the latter two’s rabbid versions, and more. Additional material also points to the presence of Rabbid Luma and Rabbid Rosalina, giving the upcoming sequel a Super Mario Galaxy vibe.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks Of Hope coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022 according to official Nintendo eShop listinghttps://t.co/ZmGE4yiVkE
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Aside from the playable characters, the game seems to feature new bosses as well. But these are nonetheless familiar as they also hail from both the Mario and Rabbids series.
Seeing returning and new characters makes for an exciting part of the game. However, Sparks of Hope is also set to lay out its mark with a new gameplay element. An item called “sparks” will be making a presence throughout the game that players can collect for aid.
The game itself will not stray from the original formulation as a tactical strategy game with RPG elements. This should give players of the original familiarity to the game’s basic mechanics.
While not yet certain, players can anticipate potential crossovers with this up-and-coming sequel. That is, similar to how the seminal Mario + Rabbids introduced characters from non-Nintendo franchises into it.
As of posting, said store page pertaining to Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope has been removed.