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Ubisoft details their support for the Switch in China

4 titles on the way

Ubisoft is continuing their friendly relationship with Nintendo by bringing 4 of their titles to the Switch in China. The company's lineup includes Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Just Dance 2020, Rayman Legends, and Rabbids: Adventure Party. You can check out a promo trailer for all four games above.

Walmart offering a special 'Family Bundle' of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Two great games in one package

Here's a unique bundle that you'll only find at Walmart. Ubisoft has combined Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Starlink: Battle for Atlas into one package for Walmart customers, and it appears to be in stores now. Unfortunately, we don't have word on what the package costs, but hopefully it's both titles for the price of a single game.

Ubisoft celebrates Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle's second anniversary with a special sale

Happy two-year anniversary!

Believe it or not, today marks the two-year anniversary of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle's release. To celebrate, Ubisoft has put out a special piece of art, and also kicked off a sale. Check out the sale prices available below.

- Regular edition: $59.99 -> $19.79
- Gold edition: $79.99 -> $26.39
- Season pass: $19.99 -> $13.39
- Donkey Kong Adventure (part of the season pass): $14.99 -> $10.04

Ubisoft's CEO on teaming with Nintendo for Mario + Rabbids, Davide Soliani's emotional reaction, and the potential for a sequel

Will Mario and the Rabbids team again?

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently appeared on the IGN Unfiltered podcast to talk all things Ubisoft. As you might guess, the convesation eventually veered into Nintendo territory, as the two companies have teamed up on projects in the past. In the snippet below, Mr. Guillemot talks about how Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle came to be.

“Yes, it comes to me for sure, because it’s really not only a game, it’s really a relationship – a collaboration with Nintendo. The way it happened is that our teams at Ubisoft have always been so impressed by what Nintendo was doing that they wanted to collaborate with Nintendo and we did so in being early on all the machines Nintendo did and we did a lot on the Wii if you remember, and the Wii U. The optimal relationship that we could have was to work with Mr. Miyamoto and for us having that possibility was fantastic because you can learn how he does things, you can get feedback on everything you do, so that has been an experience that has been really cool for all the members of the company I would say. That’s why it was a discussion we had with Mr. Iwata (and with) the person who was organizing the relation between Ubisoft and Nintendo, and so it has been I would say a long discussion and we had to convince Mr. Miyamoto with what we were showing and what we could do. Step by step they opened the door for us to do Mario + Rabbids.

We have gates, so I participate through all the gates of the different games we create, and this one yes for sure it had a lot of attention because it was something totally different from what we were doing, but it actually went very well. The relationship was well established. As for our teams, it was working with God – it was something that they were spending lots of time to make sure it could be perfect.”

As you might remember, following a ton of leaks and rumors, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was officially unveiled during Ubisoft's E3 2017 press conference. That was quickly followed by one of the most wonderful moments in E3 history. Ubisoft's Davide Soliani, director on the project, couldn't help but get emotional when the game was revealed. Ubisoft's cameras caught Soliani's heartfelt reaction, and the internet ran wild with it. Mr. Guillemot happens to be a big fan of the moment as well.

“It was a wonderful moment. And it was a wonderful moment for me too because seeing a person who was a fan of Nintendo being able to create something that was recognized by Mr. Miyamoto was something that gave me a lot of promise. I was really proud to see that kind of thing could happen, and when a person from Ubisoft is happy, I’m always extremely happy.”

From there, the rest is history, as they say. The game has gone on to be a success for both Ubisoft and Nintendo, moving millions of units across the world. You'd think that means a sequel is definitely in the works, right? Well if there is, Mr. Guillemot isn't ready to talk about it.

“We can’t say much today, but we had a good relationship, so let’s see what will come.”

Costco is the only North American retailer selling the physical version of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle "Gold Edition"

Worth a trip to Costco for their pizza alone!

When it comes to retail releases for Switch games, fans have to keep an eye on all sorts of sellers. Sometimes games get wide retail releases, other times you have to purchase through a single boutique retailer. In the case of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle "Gold Edition," your only option to grab the physical release in the states is through Costco. You can snag your copy right here.

Ubisoft hosting invite-only Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle feedback session, fueling speculation of a sequel

There have been rumblings for quite some time of Ubisoft working on a sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, but today we get our biggest proof yet that something is up. This info comes straight to us from a GN reader who received an invite.

Ubisoft is sending out invites to select Ubisoft Club Members about an upcoming Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle event. The event is being held in NYC, and it will be a 2.5 hour feedback session on the game. Ubisoft is looking for all kinds of feedback from players of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. This likely means that Ubisoft is only reaching out to people who have the game registered on their account. Obviously, they're likely picking people who live near NYC as well.

Best part of it all? If you do attend, Ubisoft will pay you $175 for your time! Looks like they're taking this feedback pretty damn seriously!

Thanks to Golfdude for the heads up!

Davide Soliani shows off Ubisoft's BAFTA for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle


Not too long ago, Ubisoft revealed that they won BAFTA for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Davide Soliani, head dev on the game, showed off the award today via social media. Certainly a great achievement to receive, and the game itself is definitely worthy of the award!

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle vinyl soundtrack now shipping on iam8bit

Earlier this month, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle won the 2018 British Academy Children's Awards for "Game of the Year." In partnership with Ubisoft and Nintendo, iam8bit has brought the soundtrack of the award-winning title to life on vinyl. The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2-LP vinyl soundtrack is now available and can be purchased for $40 USD on iam8bit.com.

The set comes playfully packaged in a fuzzy "Rabbid Mario Mustache" jacket and includes a paper doll playset featuring Rabbids, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more. The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle soundtrack, composed by Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, Goldeneye), spans across two translucent vinyl records. A digital download is also included with purchase.

Walmart offering Switch & Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle combo for $300

Not an official bundle, but a pairing from Walmart that makes for a great deal. Walmart's official website is now offering the combination of a Switch and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for $300. The Switch itself is $300, so we're talking a free game here! If you're interested, snatch up the deal here.

Join the Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Community Competition

Note: this competition only requires the main game and does not include any additional content.

Heroes,

After fighting fiercely for over a year, it’s not quite time to surrender and put the blasters away yet.

Fearless, reckless and a bit crazy, you never shied away from the toughest enemies and you know that the recipe for a good strategy is not just a pinch of Dash and a lot of selfies – no offense to our Rabbid Princess.

It’s your time to shine: we are inviting you to join our worldwide Community Competition. From December 2018 and throughout 2019, we will invite you to join our Winter Games, Spring Games and Summer Games – three seasons through which we will challenge you to dive one more time into some of the game’s battles and beat them under specific conditions. Complete the challenges for each season and get a chance to compete against the most skillful players in a Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Versus tournament at the development studio in Paris and Milan.

There’s no challenge you won’t accept, right? Even if it means facing a boss without firing shots, entering and surviving a fight with a defined team or defeating all enemies on the field using only secondary weapons? Then, buckle up and get ready because you might be one of the heroes we are looking for.

Registration opens December 13th, 2018.

Full details here

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