Nintendo Switch Exclusive Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Introduces Mario Himself with New Trailer

Mario is the star of the new trailer of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Nintendo Switch by Ubisoft.

on August 7, 2017 1:23 PM

Today Ubisoft released a new trailer of its upcoming Mario-meets-Rabbids-meets-XCOM game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

The trailer focuses on the man with the mustache himself, on top of giving a good look at the weapons he’ll be able to take down the aliens… ahem, I meant the Rabbids.

We also take a glimpse on Mario’s many abilities, including smashing multiple enemies with a giant hammer, going into overwatch… ahem, I mean react during the enemy turn, boost allies’ attacks, and stomping enemies.

As usual, the game looks super-colorful and super-crisp. I will admit that every time I look at it, I struggle to believe that this isn’t simply a Nintendo game. That’s definitely a job well done by the folks at Ubisoft Milan and Paris, and a testament to the flexibility of The Division‘s Snowdrop engine.

You can check it out below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy two more recent trailers, and some gameplay from Japan Expo in Paris.

We also just learned that the game will be playable at Gamescom in Cologne starting on August 22nd.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle also won our Best Strategy Game award at E3 2017. It will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on August 29th.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.