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Ubisoft launched a “Gold Edition” for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on the Switch eShop today. It’s nothing really too special since it just includes the game and the season pass.

There is something interesting in the listing, however. Ubisoft says that the DLC coming in early 2018 will include “an exclusive world featuring a new hero”. Unfortunately, no other details are provided.

The last round of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle dropped in October. It provided players with access to the Ultra Challenge Pack, featuring a new co-op campaign and five exclusive co-op maps.

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According to a user on Reddit, an update is available for Monopoly on the Switch that apparently addresses load times. We previously reported on the significant load issues that players had trouble with, with the game reportedly taking up to 10 minutes to boot up. This patch seems to resolve the problem.

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As we know, Ubisoft announced its latest financial results this past week. We have more information from the call that was held after the initial report was posted.

Early on in the call, Ubisoft said that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle outperformed its own forecasts. The game is also once again confirmed to be the best-selling third-party title on Switch.

It was also pointed out that the growing / successful install base on Switch should have many benefits for Ubisoft. As a result, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is expected to have a longer than usual sales curve.

Ubisoft is shutting down online services for a number of Wii U / Wii games as of today. In a statement posted on the company’s forums, it was noted that ending services for older games with a smaller audience will allow the IT and service staff to focus on newer and more popular titles.

The lineup of affected Nintendo titles is as follows:

Ubisoft has come out with a few Switch games thus far. The publisher got things started several months ago with Just Dance 2017. That was followed up with the big release Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, Just Dance 2018, and this week’s digital title Uno.

Ubisoft commented on the status of Switch during its financial call this past week. CEO Yves Guillemot said that the company is “very happy” with sales on the console and said that more games are on the way. Guillemot didn’t specify if his comment referred to the calendar year or fiscal year, but regardless, we can expect more stuff soon.

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Uno Switch launch trailer

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Earlier today, Ubisoft brought Uno to the Switch eShop around the world. Get a look at the official launch trailer below.

Uno Switch footage

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Footage is in showing off Uno, which Ubisoft has started to bring to the Switch eShop. It’s out now in Europe / Japan, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it shows up soon in North America as well. Watch the gameplay below.

Monopoly Switch launch trailer

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This past week, Ubisoft brought Monopoly to Switch. We have the game’s official launch trailer attached below.

When Rayman Legends Definitive Edition came to Switch, its performance wasn’t in the best shape. Fortunately, Ubisoft has been working on the game since and has released a patch. A new update just went live this week.

The new Rayman Legends Definitive Edition specifically addresses the game’s performance. According to Ubisoft, it “reduces loading times between levels and fixes frame rate-related issues as well.”

Thanks to Stevie M for the tip.

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Did you purchase Monopoly on Switch this past week? If so, you may have encountered a significant issue with loading.

Kotaku reports that simply booting Monopoly up can take anywhere from five to 10 minutes. Starting a fresh match against AI players can take another five to 10 minutes, or possibly more. That’s not good.

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