A sequel to Ubisoft Paris’ 2017 Nintendo Switch hit Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be announced later today at the publisher’s press conference.
Unfortunately for the development team, the sequel, which is called Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, leaked earlier today due to a Nintendo website listing going up early. The strategy game will once again see Mario and other iconic Nintendo characters teaming up with the zany Rabbids from Rayman. The game is slated to release in 2022 and will once again be published by Ubisoft.
“Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions,” the listing read on Nintendo’s official website. “Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests!”
The store page also listed the following bullet points as features in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope:
- Build your dream team with three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine.
- Take down all new bosses, along with some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy.
- Rescue the adorable Sparks throughout the galaxy, who provide distinct powers that will help you in battle.
- Unleash your heroes’ skills but be strategic as you dash your enemies, team jump on your allies, and hide behind covers.
Check out more screenshots and the key art for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope in the gallery below:
We’ll have more on the Mario + Rabbids sequel as more details become available later today.