Nintendo and Ubisoft officially announced Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope releases October 20 for Switch. Pre-orders open today in the Switch eShop and My Nintendo Store.
The motley team of Mario, his friends and the heroic Rabbids – now joined by Bowser – blast off for a galactic adventure in the latest Mario + Rabbids game! The galaxy is in a universe of trouble when a dark entity, Cursa, wants to absorb all its energy. In doing so, it will try to capture the Sparks, creatures born from the merging of Lumas and Rabbids, and drain them of their energy, too. Now, the team must travel the cosmos to save the Sparks from Cursa’s grasp and fight back in tactical, dynamic battles. Lead a team of three heroes and use a variety of tools to navigate the battlefield, flank your foes and find opportunities to thwart them. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope rockets onto the Nintendo Switch system on Oct. 20. Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.
*Original* Ahead of the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is listed with a release date in the Ubisoft Store.
The Ubisoft Store lists Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope for Switch with an October 20 release. Previously, Ubisoft confirmed the new tactical RPG would release before the end of March 2023.
The release date will likely be revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Showcase on June 28. The direct focuses on third-party games, which includes the Mario RPG since it’s being developed by Ubisoft.
Here’s an overview of the new game via the Switch eShop:
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. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests!
•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