E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward: Leaked Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Officially Debuts Slated for a 2022 launch

Published 06/12/2021, 6:07 PM EDT


Earlier today, a Nintendo website leak had revealed a Mario + Rabbid sequel. As soon as fans stumbled upon the leak, the expectation of Nintendo Switch players from the Ubisoft Forward event at E3 2021 increased exponentially. Fortunately, they are indeed going to see a partnership between Nintendo and Ubisoft as Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope becomes a reality.

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Ubisoft finally held the world premiere of the Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope cinematic trailer at E3 2021. Along with the trailer, the French developers have finally announced an approximate release date for the sequel. The day just kept on getting better for Switch players as the publisher also graced them with a sneak peek gameplay trailer as well.

Mario and Rabbid Peach set on a mission to save the galaxy

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Mario and his friends head up to outer space in Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope. The brand new villain Cursa has taken over the realm, and the Nintendo characters must do everything to stop them. The cinematic trailer shows off all the new vehicles and weapons that are coming to the fight.

According to the developers, Ubisoft and Nintendo have high hopes from Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope. The Ubisoft Forward event at E3 2021 also included a discussion segment. The developers talked in brief about all the changes Sparks of Hope has as compared to the previous title.

Ubisoft is going to try a completely different formula with this edition, something Switch players haven’t seen before. Moreover, unlike the previous edition, Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope is strictly going to be a single-player game.

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Ubisoft Forward reveal includes a gameplay sneak peek and a 2022 launch date

Two of the most exciting details about Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope from the Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 were the gameplay sneak peek and the launch date. While Ubisoft didn’t announce an exact date, they confirmed that the game will definitely release in 2022.

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Unlike the 2017 Mario + Rabbid: Kingdom Battle, the levels in the new edition aren’t linear. Instead, the maps will offer players a chance to roam around freely and hunt down their enemies. There will be a total of nine heroes alongside Mario, all of which Ubisoft and Nintendo will announce in the future.

For now, looking at all the three Ubisoft Forwards segments, Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope sounds like a fun new addition to the Nintendo Switch lineup of games.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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