Nintendo’s got a brand new Super Mario game in the works, but with an all-new spin.
Rather than a traditional Mario title, this one co-stars the Rabbids, the characters from Ubisoft’s long-running game franchise. The new game’s called “Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle” and will be a “turn-based tactical adventure” game, according to Ubisoft.
In “Mario +Rabbids,” players will see the battlefield where the action takes place from a birds-eye view.
The combat looks a bit more complex than the standard Mario & Luigi-style RPGs, and there are a variety of tactics for taking down groups of enemies. In the image below, you can see Mario taking a shot at an enemy who’s hiding behind cover.
It looks like Nintendo and Ubisoft will be playing up the over-the-top nature of the Rabbids universe. The first trailer for the game, seen below, is rife with zany antics. And it looks as though the game makers drew from past titles to include lots of the goofy flair and funny quirks from the Rabbids and Super Mario franchises. Rabbids dressed up as major Super Mario characters? You bet!
Though the game is developed by Ubisoft, it’s clear that Nintendo was directly involved in the production of “Mario + Rabbids.” Nintendo mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto was even on-hand at Ubisoft’s E3 event in Los Angeles when the game was introduced back in June.
“Mario & Rabbids” has reportedly been in development for the past three years, and it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch on August 29 as an exclusive – that’s this coming Tuesday!
The first trailer for the game is right here: