Rumour: Mario/Rabbids RPG crossover coming to Switch

Players Report Problems With 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' Multiplayer

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch busts sales records

Ubisoft is reportedly working on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a Mario and Rabbids hybrid RPG for the Nintendo Switch - which has been in development for quite some time. They eventually starred in their very own games, animated series, etc. Ubisoft will be developing the game using the Snowdrop engine. The game itself is said to feature turn-based combat, two-player local co-op and harness the unique brand of humour that the Rabbids are known for.

Kotaku's source asked the outlet to not share the art assets, but not only did they corroborate the existence of the crossover between Nintendo and Ubisoft characters, they also claim the Nintendo Switch title will be released sometime in August or September. While there's no real "better" or "worse" options, we've personally taken a liking to our trademarked Roy Races - everyone playing as the mega heavy Roy, in the Badwagon, with Monster wheels, making for a kart that's nigh on impossible to steer, yet very fast once it gets going.

Graphically the original Mario Kart 8 was a bit of a showcase title on the Wii U and so there's not a whole lot improved here on the Deluxe version, but suffice to say this oozes Nintendo design chic and looks especially good on the Switch console display. Nintendo also developed a portable Mario RPG franchise that began with the stellar Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga for the Game Boy Advance. The racing is so frantic, however, that you won't see any difference.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is sublime. Many of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's players are unlikely to have those same expectations.


The demand for the Switch game console remains strong.

Climbing to fifth in the all-formats chart was none other than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a feat attributed to a boost in Switch sales encouraged by the arrival of both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and replenishment of console stock in the region. It's a computer-assisted way of keeping you on the track no matter how bad you may be at turning, which for most Mario Kart rookies is probably the hardest part of the game to get used to.

The game is off to a strong start in both the United States and UK.

This will encourage all the Third-party developers to make more games for the Nintendo Switch. In the meantime, check out our Nintendo Switch wiki guide for an overview of the confirmed and rumored games coming to Switch.

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