Rumor: Ubisoft Developing Rabbids & Mario Crossover RPG For Switch Launch Day
The rumor says that Ubisoft and Nintendo are developing a Mario & Raving Rabbids crossover turn-based RPG, which will be one of the Switch’s launch titles.
The title will focus on the Mario universe being invaded by Ubisoft’s Rabbids characters, some friend and some foe, and will feature a new Bowser form based around the design of the Rabbids as a recurring boss enemy. While there will be numerous cameo appearances from the Mario series’ best known characters, the core party will feature numerous, more minor characters. There is a particular focus on Yoshi as a primary party member, alongside a playable Rabbid.
The title will have a playable demo ready for press to experience in January, and will feature a quicksave system to ensure that saving is possible on short notice if the battery on the Switch handheld is running low. Part of the planned press demo includes the JoyCons vibrating to imply a Rabbid jumping into and out of them from the TV or handheld screen. The idea is to imply your system is infested with Rabbids, and that they could at any time jump out of your controller and interfere with gameplay.
“The game will have a quick save feature to ensure that saving on short notice is possible in case the battery of the Switch is running low. Additionally, the Joy Cons will vibrate to imply that Rabbids are jumping into them from the TV or the screen on the Switch, and vice-versa. Supposedly, the idea is that the Switch itself is “infested” with Rabbids and that they could interfere with the gameplay at any time.
Apparently, this crossover title will be one of the main titles shown off by Nintendo at the Switch presentation in January, and it will also be playable at the event in Tokyo.”
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