Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Gets a New Trailer and Release Date

While a release date inadvertently leaked out last night, this morning’s Nintendo Direct brought a new trailer for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

The first Mario + Rabbids is a ridiculously good game. Like, it has no right being as good as it was. To that end, my hype for the sequel, Sparks of Hope, is definitely very high. Thankfully this new trailer for Ubisoft seems to justify all that hype:

Of course, the important bit of news here (despite leaking out early), is the release date. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will launch on Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2022, with pre-orders live now!

Mixing turn-based tactics and real time action, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope’s innovative combat system will have players use their Heroes to dash at enemies, team jump on allies, hide behind covers, or take advantage of their special abilities in order to get the most out of every turn. With its innovative gameplay, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will be a fun tactical adventure for new players and experts of the genre alike.

Determined to consume all the energy in the galaxy, Cursa and its minions are hunting the Sparks, uncanny creatures formed by the fusion of Lumas & Rabbids, and will destroy all who stand in its way. Players will have to locate and save the Sparks to have them join the adventure, opening up new tactical possibilities to help Heroes get the upper hand in battles. In addition to leveling up and customizing their Heroes, players will have the opportunity to pair them with Sparks to unlock additional abilities! They all have a distinct power and personality, ranging from energy shields to powerful elemental attacks.

As they embark on an epic journey through the galaxy, players will get to explore a variety of planets, meet their curious inhabitants and complete one-of-a-kind quests to free them from Cursa’s evil influence. Familiar enemies from the Nintendo universe, exceptional Rabbids enemies and surprising bosses will cross the Heroes’ path.

If you’re in need of even more Sparks of Hope goodness, then be sure to watch the Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Showcase tomorrow at 9AM PT on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel.

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