Source: The Rumoured Mario X Rabbids RPG Is Real, Coming To Switch

One of this spring's big Nintendo Switch games will be Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a game that has been rumoured for quite some time and does indeed exist, as confirmed by art assets provided to Kotaku. The game will mix Nintendo's iconic plumber (and friends) with characters from Ubisoft's popular Rabbids series.

Not real art from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. This is in fact a Photoshop by Kotaku's Riley MacLeod. Rabbids image via Wikia. Mario image via Wikipedia.

Although the person who sent the assets asked us not to share them, they corroborate the existence of a bizarre crossover RPG that's currently scheduled to come to Switch in either August or September. Ubisoft is developing Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on the publisher's proprietary Snowdrop engine, according to the assets we've seen. The game's selling points appear to be a) turn-based combat, b) two-player local co-op, and c) a goofy sense of humour. (The art we've seen features Mario and crew wielding laser beams.)

The game will apparently have eight playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach and, bizarrely, four Rabbids dressed up as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Peach.

The existence of this Mario and Rabbids crossover was first reported by Laura Kate Dale, who became infamous over the past year for running various rumours about the Switch, including some correct specifics on the hardware. Although many of her software rumours turned out to be false, Dale nailed this one, and it's likely we'll see Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at E3 (unless Ubisoft decides to announce it earlier).

Nintendo and Ubisoft did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


Comments

    Oh sweet atomic space Jesus!

    Does that mean that Mario x Minions are next?

      Rabbids x Minions!
      Yes, that is something I would be excited to see.

        I would be looking for the next two horsemen of the apocalypse.

    I guess it makes sense considering Rabbids debuted on Wii (launch game?).

    I had completely forgotten this rumour. Looks like this will be a big focus at e3 since it's due to hit soon after.

    We're already getting Super Mario Odyssey come late year so this game - while not unwelcome - seems a bit redundant if we hear anything about it in an official sense any time soon.

    The Rabbids are fun, but yeah, going to wait and see.

      I don't think its redundant for an rpg and 3d platformer to coexist, and its a duo every nintendo platform has had since time immemorial.

    -removed-

    I was wrong :x

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      "Not real art from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. This is in fact a Photoshop by Kotaku's Riley MacLeod. Rabbids image via Wikia. Mario image via Wikipedia."

    and they say sonic has some weird spinoffs

    I think one word sums this up perfectly .... DAAAAAH!!!!

    Rayman is to Despicable Me as Rabbids are to Minions.

      And Minions are to Rabbids as... I dunno, Giana Sisters are to Mario Bros?

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