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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer for the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. We have that below, along with footage.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft issued its latest financial results documents this week. In it, there’s some interesting information listed pertaining to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

First up, a retail version of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold Edition could be in the cards. That’s listed for release between April and June of this year. The Gold Edition has been previously available on the eShop.

iam8bit has formed a new partnership with Ubisoft and Nintendo to bring Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’s soundtrack to vinyl. A release is planned for Q3 2018.

Included in the 2-LP set will come packaged in a fuzzy “Rabbid Mario Mustache” jacket and includes a paper doll playset featuring Rabbids, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more. The soundtrack will span across two translucent vinyl records. Also, a digital download will also be included with purchase.

Pre-orders are up on iam8bit’s website here. Pricing is set at $40.

Source: iam8bit PR

Best Buy has a significant discount on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle this week. The game started out at $59.99, but is now down to $29.99. If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, the price further drops to $23.99. Place an order here if interested.

Ubisoft has prepared a new behind the scenes video for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. In it, fans are provided with a look at the challenges musicians faced in creating the music for the Switch title, and we’re even able to see what it was like recording music with an orchestra in Prague. Check out the full video below.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is off to a strong start in Japan. During the week of January 15, it was the market’s top-seller. Media Create reports first week sales of 67,000 units.

Media Create further states that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sold through 78.26% of its initial shipment. The Rabbids series isn’t really a big deal in Japan, and pre-orders were a bit on the slow side. However, reservations picked up quite a bit to about 30,000 units. Media Create also says that commercials have made a big impact and have appealed to the family demographic.

During this month’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Ubisoft unveiled the newest character for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Donkey Kong will be added via the upcoming story DLC.

Creative director Davide Soliani says Donkey Kong’s arms will be used “extensively” in combat. Being a gorilla also affords him more mobility options.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle creative director Davide Soliani shared some new concept art this week. Above, we have a look at several early sketches for the Rabbid Kong boss above. You can see the final version towards the bottom right corner.


Ubisoft just released a brand new update for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle following the previous patch for Versus Mode and video capture. Version 1.5.447393 has started distribution.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle now has loading and game over tips and direct access to Battle HQ during the preparation phase. Additionally, Ubisoft has adjusted the difficulty of two battles and implemented bug fixes.

Here’s the full overview of the update from Ubisoft:

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Gamereactor published a new interview today with Cristina Nava from Ubisoft Milan. Nava acted as the associate producer on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

During the interview, Nava talked about Mario IP, the game’s script, the flexibility of the Snowdrop engine, and why Donkey Kong wasn’t truly in the game. Regarding the final point, she explains that the concept of Mario + Rabbids is more about combining and fusing elements. They included the Rabbid Kong boss as more of a nod/reference with the shape, tie, and music instead of a Rabbid version of Donkey Kong.

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