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Developer(s) Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Milan
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch platform icon
Accessory(ies) Accessory icon - amiibo - Green
Genre(s) Turn-Based Tactics
Rating(s)
ESRB  PEGI  USK  ACB

04ESRB - E 10+  02PEGI 7  02USK 6  01Australian Classification Board - G

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (JP) is a turn-based RPG strategy game developed and published by Ubisoft. It is a crossover of Nintendo's Mario series and Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids franchise.

Gameplay

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a role-playing video game featuring turn-based combat similar to X-COM and elements of exploration.

The game features eight playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi from the Mario franchise, and four Rabbids dressed as the former. The characters wield guns that shoot laser beams. The game features two-player local cooperative play.

Development and Release

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was developed by Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Milan using Ubisoft's proprietary Snowdrop game engine. Once, there was an idea for a Mario + Rabbids game on the Wii in 2010 developed by Ubisoft Paris.

It seemed to be a platformer game though it never got far. It was suggested Nintendo being strict with their intellectual properties denied them the opportunity to pitch the game

Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto was impressed by the prototype of a Mario and Rabbids crossover game that was presented to him by Ubisoft Milan's creative director Davide Soliani in 2014. That prototype was created in less than a month. Miyamoto felt the concept was easy to understand and that it was refreshing to see Mario placed in a genre of game that he had not anticipated. Development of the game was led under Soliani once their pitch was approved by Nintendo.

On October 16, 2017 it was announced that the game would recieve its first update and DLC as soon as October 17, 2017, this DLC should include new challenges and multiplayer maps.

Names in Other Languages

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French Mario + The Lapins Crétins Kingdom Battle Mario + The Idiot Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Russian Марио + Rabbids: битва за Царство Mario +  Rabbids: Battle for the Kingdom
Simplified Chinese 马力欧+疯狂兔子:王国之战 Mario + Rabbids: Battle of the Kingdom

Gallery

  Main article: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle/gallery

Reception

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle received "generally favorable" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic. Many critics favorably compared the gameplay to XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

It received a score of 8 out of 10 from Russ Frushtick of Polygon. He said that the game "offer[s] up a legitimately challenging squad tactics experience without alienating the family-friendly Mario audience", but also stated that "it doesn’t quite have the full layer of spit and polish of a [Nintendo developed] title". Dan Stapleton of IGN gave the game a 7.7 out of 10 (a "Good" rating). He praised the game's difficulty, animation, and "enemy variety", but criticized the rewards for completing puzzles and "the progression system". The game currently averages 85% on Metacritic based on 73 reviews. It debuted at number two on the UK physical video game sales charts. It was the best-selling physical video in Australia from ending September 3. As of September 22, 2017, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best-selling Nintendo Switch game not to have been published by Nintendo.

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