Ubisoft started their E3 Presser with an official reveal of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle coming for the Nintendo Switch this August 29th.
Shigeru Miyamoto himself joined with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot on stage to debut the game. In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, the Rabbids have been transported to the Mushroom Kingdom and have made the world unstable. While some Rabbids have dressed themselves like Mario and his friends, other Rabbids have gone rogue in this unfamiliar land.
Gameplay is split into two phases: adventure and combat. In the Adventure phase, players can explore the splintered Kingdom and find secrets and nods to classic Mario titles. However, the combat phase is most surprising in that the game becomes a tactical shooter. Much like XCOM 2, players utilize cover to in order to protect themselves. But, cover can be destroyed or leapt over by characters. Players can utilize Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and their Rabbid counterparts.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is being developed by Ubisoft in Milan and Paris. Look forward to more details as we get closer to release.