Fans of 2017’s Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle can rejoice in the knowledge that a full sequel, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is under active development for the Nintendo Switch. It is currently scheduled for release in 2022 although that release date is rather vague.
Revealed during Ubisoft Forward earlier this afternoon, Sparks of Hopei will see Mario, Luigi, Rabbid Luigi and Princess Peach reunite in a brand new adventure. No details on the plot yet, other than players will be working to free the titular Sparks this time around. During the brief reveal trailer we do get a look at Rabbid Rosalina, a new inclusion this time. Also included is an unnamed Rabbid who wields a sword and may be the inventor from the first game?
Check it out below along with the official PR copy. The original Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was released in August 2017.
Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests!
- Build your dream team with three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine.
- Take down all new bosses, along with some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy.
- Rescue the adorable Sparks throughout the galaxy, who provide distinct powers that will help you in battle.
- Unleash your heroes’ skills but be strategic as you dash your enemies, team jump on your allies, and hide behind covers.