First gameplay trailer for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Matt Sayer 13 June 2017 NEWS

Guns in the Mushroom Kingdom? This ain't your typical Mario game.

Ubisoft kicked off its E3 press conference with a look at the leaked Mario + Rabbids game, which we now know is called Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The one and only Shigeru Miyamoto came on stage sporting an arm-mounted cannon from the game, and he chatted with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot about his interest in joining the world of Mario with that of the Rabbids.

Miyamoto revealed that he had one commandment with Mario + Rabbids: it had to be a Mario game like no other. Exclusive for the Nintendo Switch, the turn-based tactical adventure game take place in a Mushroom Kingdom destabilised by the arrival of the Rabbids. The game plays from an isometric perspective, with a party of four characters roaming around much as previous Mario RPG games.

In combat, each character has a zone of movement they can move around before attacking. Cover will play an important role in battles, and it can all be destroyed using explosive weapons. A team-up jump ability allows characters to launch each other further around the battlefield, opening up opportunities for flanking the enemy.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has been in development for over three years, and will release 29 August.

We'll be covering E3 all week. You can follow along with us by checking out our guide on how to watch all the E3 2017 live streams, or catch up on all the news and announcements from the show at our E3 2017 hub.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of over 150 titles to be shown off at E3 this week. If last year's trends continue, there's a 70% chance it'll see release before E3 2018.

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