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Ubisoft just issued the latest trailer for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, this time giving a look at the game’s story.

As previously detailed, a cosmic threat is growing and the Darkmess rises in a faraway lang. It’s up to Mario and the rest of the gang to save the galaxy and defat Cursa.

rabbid mario rabbid peach figurine

As part of the UbiCollectible line, a couple of new figurines will be released for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Currently it appears that there are plans for two: Rabbid Mario and Rabbid Peach.

Both measure 10 cm / 4″ and come with a unique code that unlocks an in-game weapon skin. For the Rabbid Mario figurine, it’s said that it shows the character “equipped with his massive gauntlets The Dukes, ready to plunge into battle against any enemy at a moment’s notice”. As for Rabbid Peach, she wielding her well-known Triple-Troll.

Mario Rabbids Sparks Hope Rayman

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is fast approaching, and Ubisoft recently held a hands-on event for the media. After spending a few hours with the game, we also had a chance to speak with associate producer Quentin Correggi. Correggi touched on combat changes that have been made compared to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, the work and detail being put into the animation, his excitement for bringing back Rayman, and more.

You can read our full discussion with Correggi. We also have a video version at the end of this post.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope multiplayer

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope won’t feature any sort of multiplayer modes. That’s according to Quentin Correggi, the associate producer on the game.

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Correggi, and one of the topics we discussed is whether the game will feature PvP like the original title. That led to the confirmation that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is scrapping multiplayer entirely, with the game planned “exclusively a solo experience.”

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope Ubisoft account

Original: Those that intend to play Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope when it launches on Switch next month will apparently need to a Ubisoft account in order to play. That information comes straight from the official Ubisoft Support Twitter account.

Twitter user mattybicky asked if a Ubisoft Connect account is required for the game. In response, Ubisoft Support said “you will need to associate your Ubisoft account with the Nintendo one or, if you don’t have a Ubisoft account, to create one.”

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Beacon Beach Pristine Peak

As part of our recent hands-on session with Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, we have brand new gameplay for the Beacon Beach and Pristine Peak locations. Nearly 40 minutes of direct-feed footage is available.

Find more information about the game in the following overview:

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope preview

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was one the plucky plumber’s most unexpected and off-the-wall adventures in a long time when it released in 2017; it quickly became one of my favorite games on the Switch thanks to its simple but satisfying tactics and its delightfully quirky vibes. I was excited to have the opportunity to play its upcoming sequel, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, for nearly four hours at a recent Ubisoft preview event, where I experienced large chunks of the game’s combat, exploration, and story across a handful of different in-game planets. So far, what I’ve played of Sparks of Hope has me feeling confident that the game will be a substantial evolution of everything that made Kingdom Battle so special, and it seems poised to be Mario’s most memorable adventure in quite a while.

Five years after the launch of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft is returning with another mashup exclusive on Switch with Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and with the game due out in a matter of months, we’re starting up a pre-order guide that will include any retailer bonuses. The title now takes Mario and the rest of the gang to space to put an end to Cursa, a mysterious and malevolent entity who seeks out energy to further its nefarious plans and is looking to consume all the energy of the Sparks, creatures formed by the fusion of Lumas and Rabbids.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope retains the tactics gameplay of the original, but now features real-time action in battle. The game is also promising a more open-ended adventure. New characters will be playable, including Bowser, Rabbid Rosalina, and the mysterious Rabbid known as Edge.

Nintendo have dropped a new gameplay trailer for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, giving us a better look at the exploration mechanics and the game’s world.

Here’s some more information about the game:

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Ubisoft is continuing its popular dance game series with its latest entry, Just Dance 2023 Edition. Revealed during a Ubisoft Forward presentation today, the title will be reaching Switch on November 22, 2022.

Just Dance 2023 Edition will have free content updates on an ongoing basis and a number of new features, including online multiplayer, a new progression system, and more. Further information about what’s planned can be found below.

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