Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Releasing October 20

The second entry in the Mario + Rabbids series is now confirmed for a fall release date, and we'll get a closer look with an Ubisoft showcase soon.

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The newest entry in the Mario + Rabbids series, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, is set to release October 20, 2022. The release date first leaked with a store listing, but but has since been confirmed in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini.

A trailer shown during the Direct included Mario and his team of Rabbids, with Bowser joining the crew. The trailer had a brief combat demonstration of the heroes using their various moves and tools like Bob-ombs, noting that they now move freely instead of on a grid. Preorders opened alongside the announcement on the Nintendo eShop.

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Now Playing: Mario + Rabbids: Sparks Of Hope Gameplay Trailer | Ubisoft Forward E3 2021

In addition to the release date, the Ubisoft ad also indicated there will be a Gold edition of the game. This edition will come with a season pass giving players access to future characters, quests, and battles, as well as the Galactic Prestige pack, a cosmetics kit containing weapon and character skins.

The follow-up to 2017's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Sparks of Hope is a turn-based strategy game wherein the Mushroom Kingdom's best and brightest must team up with some of the strangest creatures in gaming: the Rabbids. While the first game took place within Peach's domain, Sparks of Hope sees our heroes take to the galaxy as they hunt down the evil entity Cursa and save the world's Sparks. Players will be able to choose from characters including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, Rabbid Mario, and newcomer Rabbid Rosalina.

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