This week’s offerings give us a title that we don’t see very often: a game featuring 1st party Nintendo characters but not made by Nintendo’s studios. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft serves as an almost spiritual successor to the SNES classic Super Mario RPG. Except this time, the jovial mustachioed plumber is taking on the Tactical RPG genre. Hijinks ensue!
Also this week are a couple of indies. Forma.8 I’ve had a chance to play and will post my review for that soon.
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – A mysterious vortex has torn apart the Mushroom Kingdom, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles and unpredictable enemies. The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle game will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch console on Aug. 29.
Also new this week, customers in the United States and Canada can now use PayPal to make purchases from the Nintendo eShop on Switch! Linking your accounts will also allow you to use PayPal as a payment option on the Nintendo website when purchasing content for Nintendo Switch, Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Learn more here.