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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle creative director: Nintendo is “quite open-minded” to new ideas

Posted on September 1, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a crazy concept in its premise, yet Nintendo ended up signing off on the project. Creative director Davide Soliani told IGN that the company is actually “quite open-minded” to new ideas. You just need to come up with a concept that can justify its existence.

As many of you know, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto didn’t want Ubisoft to create a platformer. Instead, he wanted them to come up with their own concept. Ubisoft ran wild with the challenge, and created a turn-based strategy game and gave guns to Mario and the rest of the gang.

Soliani mentioned that it was “not an easy topic” address, but Miyamoto embraced the team’s concept when it was initially presented since Ubisoft had a strong vision that was a good match with the Mario world. “Every time you are proposing something crazy to Nintendo, they are quite open-minded, but you need a good justification and a good logic to create something in the Mario universe,” he said.

Davide was featured in IGN’s new “Expert Mode” show. You can watch the full video below.


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  • Tlink7

    Nice, give more third-party devs some Nintendo IP’s to use, because that would mean more games 😀

    • Paddy Alfan

      After seeing Mario in a vibrant new dong city (not after , technically, we not yet to play the games) I want to see a gritty zeldas, probably in the theme of mad max.

      • Zeebor

        Oh hell no! I just said below that Nintendo already has a girl who’s perfect for a Mad Max game: Mach Rider!

  • Zeebor

    I wish more people knew what Mach Rider was. She’d be perfect for a Western sandbox type game.