E3 2021: Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope announced, E3 is good again

Mario Rabbids Sparks Hope

Mario, Peach, Luigi and the Rabbids have taken to the stars in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, the sequel to the biggest surprise hit of 2017. Touching down on a mysterious new planet, the team encounters a new foe, Cursa. And so the battle begins anew.

For those who may have forgotten, Mario + Rabbids is a turn-based tactical game in the vein of XCOM. Ubisoft promises the game will continue the original’s trend of being easy to learn, and difficult to master.

I am so happy that a Mario + Rabbids sequel is happening. We ranked the original among our GotY titles for 2017 and we’re sure the sequel will continue to impress.

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. It is currently slated for release in 2022.

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.