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Ubisoft has surprised us with two Nintendo collaborations in consecutive years. The Mario and Rabbids crossover happened last year, followed by Star Fox in Starlink: Battle for Atlas this year.

Will we see those collaborations continue in the future? Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has indicated as such.

The Donkey Kong Adventure DLC in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle in out now for all players. Have a look at the launch trailer below.

The next update for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has gone live. Version 1.7.561410 is now available.

If you have the season pass (or Gold Edition), you can begin playing the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC. It’ll be available to all players tomorrow.

Note that in order to begin playing the DLC, you need to complete Ancient Gardens (World 1) once.

With the impending release of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure, Ubisoft had composer Grant Kirkhope and creative director Davide Soliani interview each other. In the video below, you’ll learn about how the two ended up coming together for the Switch game.

Ubisoft’s relationship with Nintendo seems to be closer than ever. For two consecutive years, the company has announced major partnerships. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was first last year, followed by Star Fox in Starlink: Battle for Atlas at this year’s show.

Yves Guillemot spoke about collaborating with Nintendo and specifically working with Shigeru Miyamoto in a new interview. Guillemot told Geoff Keighley the following during YouTube Live at E3 last week:

The Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is pretty massive. Ubisoft has said that it’ll contain around ten hours of gameplay, but that wasn’t always the plan.

In an interview with Eurogamer, developer Davide Soliani revealed that the original plan was for the DLC to be “a small experience, two to three hours, one world.” That’s in contrast to how the content is now, with tons of gameplay, new music, and new elements for the combat system.

At E3 this week, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and LEGO DC Super-Villains both had panels at E3 2018 in the E3 Coliseum. Recordings for both can be found below.