Today marks the day that Mario and his pals allied with the raving Rabbids in a strategic turn-based adventure. Yes, I am talking about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and I still can’t believe it exists. Nintendo and Ubisoft released a trailer showcasing some gameplay, and the various awards it has received since its announcement at the Ubiosoft E3 press conference.
While the team-up of Mario and the Rabbids seems unlikely, many were not surprised to see it unveiled during E3 since it had been accidentally revealed through the official Japan Expo account prior to the popular event.
Since its announcement, the game has received a plethora of awards including over 50 E3 awards and nominations. It certainly has been popular due to the unlikely collaboration of the game’s protagonists, as well as the X-COM-like tactical gameplay.
Players who just can’t get enough of the unexpected team-up are in luck. Just last week, Ubisoft announced that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will have a Season Pass that brings brand new content — including story DLC — to the game. The pass is out today, and costs $19.99.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is available now for the Nintendo Switch. Check out our review to see what he thought of the weirdest team-up of all time.