Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based tactical role-playing game (RPG) developed by Ubisoft. This game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch console and it is a crossover between Nintendo’s Mario and Ubisoft Raving Rabbids franchises. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will appeal to those who love RPGs with a cerebral element. Turn-based tactical RPGs ensure that every one of your moves has a big impact on the outcome of the game and so does the choice of characters. If that’s the kind of game you want on the Switch, here’s everything you need to know about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
There’s some good news here for all Nintendo Switch users, as the download size of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is just 2.3GB. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes up around 13GB and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes up around 3.75GB, so you could have both of these games and still have space for Mario + Rabbids on the 32GB Nintendo Switch.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is releasing on August 29. It should unlock at midnight in your region if you’re purchasing it via the Nintendo eShop. The game is also officially available in India, should you wish to order a physical copy.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle price
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle costs $60 in the US.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle price in India
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle costs Rs. 3,499 in India. You can order it via Games The Shop or the Nintendo eShop. There’s a collector’s edition of this game as well, which costs Rs. 5,999. It includes the game on cartridge, and its soundtrack on CD, a set of physical collector’s cards, and a six-inch figurine of Rabbid Mario.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gameplay modes
The most exciting gameplay mode in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is co-op, which looks fantastic. There aren’t that many games that emphasise the co-op mode and the Nintendo Switch is a console that was designed keeping local multiplayer and co-op in mind.
The other big gameplay mode is the story mode, which is what most people will end up playing. The game has a pretty intriguing plot line where Mario, his friends and Rabbids unite to save Mushroom Kingdom, which hopefully Mario fans and new players will enjoy.
The game includes multiple characters that you’ll have to balance out during the course of each level. You can’t just expect to win levels with two tank characters, and support characters who can heal are just as important. There are other elements such as unique character abilities, which could give you an extra turn, or halt enemies while they’re charging towards you. All of these promise a well thought out gameplay experience.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle season pass and DLC
Ubisoft has announced a season pass for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which will include solo challenges, new weapons, co-op maps and more story content. At the moment Ubisoft has promised three bits of DLC for season pass owners. Eight unique steampunk weapons available at launch, new solo challenges and additional co-op maps will show up “this autumn”, and more story content will be available in 2018. You can buy this season pass for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on or after August 29 for $20 (roughly Rs. 1,300).
We spoke at length about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Nintendo Switch on Transition, our weekly gaming and pop culture podcast. You can listen to it via Apple Podcasts or RSS or just listen to this episode by hitting the play button below.