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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope grid

According to Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope producer Xavier Manzanares, the game originally had the grid that was featured in the series’ first entry. For the sequel, Ubisoft went with a more open approach. Rather than limiting players to a grid, players were given more control.

Manzanares told EDGE in a previous issue that the grid system was in place back in 2018. However, the team ended up changing things the following year.

He said:

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope sales underperformed

Ubisoft hasn’t given a clear indication as to how much Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope has sold, but it seems that the game hasn’t lived up to the company’s expectations. As part of a January financial update today, co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned how “surprised” they were by its “underperformance in the final weeks of 2022 and early January.” Just Dance 2023 Edition was another game Ubisoft called out as an underperformer.

Ubisoft appears to be facing some tough times on the whole for the time being. Guillemot stated in the same report: “We are clearly disappointed by our recent performance. We are facing contrasted market dynamics as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and everlasting live games, in the context of worsening economic conditions affecting consumer spending.”

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope December update

Ubisoft issued a new update for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope today, and the patch notes are available.

The update includes a number of fixes, optimization, and quality of life updates. One notable fix addresses an issue that prevented players from achieving 100% completion. 

The full patch notes for today’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope update are as follows:

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was known to be receiving three rounds of DLC that ends with Rayman, but Ubisoft has now come forward with some additional information.

First up is Tower of Doooom, which is planned for early 2023. With this DLC, Madame Bwahstrella needs Mario, Rabbid Peach, and their friends to clean her multi-dimensional tower and save their old friend Spawny. It’ll add a new combat game mode in which players will face highly strategic battles as they make their way to the top of the Tower.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope review

System: Switch
Release Date: October 20, 2022
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft


Conceptually, there was really no good reason why a game as bizarre and audacious as 2017’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle should have worked – but it did. Not only did it somehow make a crossover between Nintendo’s most iconic cast of characters and Ubisoft’s most – er, divisive – not feel completely bonkers, but it also introduced an accessible and creative take on turn-based tactics to a console that, at that point, was light on quality options. I enjoyed Kingdom Battle so thoroughly that initially, I couldn’t fathom why a sequel would need to exist. But after spending over 30 hours exploring sprawling planets and battling every foe I’ve crossed paths with, I don’t feel like it’s an exaggeration to call Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope one of Mario’s finest outings to date.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Bowser

Nintendo Everything has created a series of character guides for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, looking at the best skills to acquire, party members to use with them, and Sparks to give them to maximize their potential. This is a guide for Bowser.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Rabbid Peach

Nintendo Everything has created a series of character guides for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, looking at the best skills to acquire, party members to use with them, and Sparks to give them to maximize their potential. This is a guide for Rabbid Peach.

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope Rabbid Rosalina guide

Nintendo Everything has created a series of character guides for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, looking at the best skills to acquire, party members to use with them, and Sparks to give them to maximize their potential. This is a guide for Rabbid Rosalina.

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope Peach guide

Nintendo Everything has created a series of character guides for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, looking at the best skills to acquire, party members to use with them, and Sparks to give them to maximize their potential. This is a guide for Peach.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope best Sparks

Nintendo Everything has created a guide for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, in which we will look at the best Sparks to use throughout the game. We’ll also tackle other aspects players may wish to consider when choosing which Sparks to take with them in battle.


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