- celebrates the Japanese release of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- artwork of Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Yoshi
- Kinopio-kun drawing of Rabbid Luigi
While Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle only just launched in Japan today, Nintendo has confirmed that the upcoming Donkey Kong DLC will be launching in Spring. When there's a more specific date, we'll be sure to share it with you.
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Not a Nindie, but I think I stumbled upon the DLC date for the story expansion (atleast in JP) for #MarioRabbids... on the Japanese eshop listing for the expansion pass it lists this. @grantkirkhope @DavideSoliani #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/RpDHUgGz8i— Switch Nindies (@SwitchIndie) January 3, 2018
While we wait for a date when it comes to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle's story expansion DLC in here in the states, it looks like Japan has their answer. An eShop listing clearly shows the content releasing on June 30th, 2018. Hopefully that's the case around the whole world, if not sooner!
Happy Holidays girls and guys 😍 pic.twitter.com/Vjg4EKwBZs— Davide Soliani (@DavideSoliani) December 23, 2017
Who knew that 2017 would be the year Rabbids would come back in style? I always had a soft spot for the gang, and am pretty happy they've branched out to a new type of title. Now we get to wonder if there'll ever be a sequel!
We've had these figurines stateside for quite some time, but now they're finally going to see release in Japan. They'll see release on Jan. 18th, 2018 and will cost ¥2,138 a piece.
Composer Grant Kirkhope says Davide Soliani's tearful E3 moment is his favorite gaming memory of 2017
Looks like Grant Kirkhope and I are on the same wavelength. Mr. Kirkhope was asked to reflect on gaming in 2017 to come up with his favorite moment, and he picked the one I've been thinking about ever since it happened.
The highlight of 2017 was undoubtedly seeing Davide Soliani burst into tears when Shigeru Miyamoto said his name at the E3 Ubisoft press conference. I was sitting two seats across from Davide and it was such a heartfelt moment.
A moment of pure joy...something we don't usually get to see in the game industry. It's certainly a moment I'll never forget.
Ubisoft says Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle happened thanks to the creative director's "huge Nintendo knowledge and passion"
The following comes from a Develop interview with Ubisoft Milan managing director Dario Migliavacca...
“It started with a very simple mandate. We had to propose a concept with Mario and Rabbids, that’s all. That’s only possible because of the great relationship between Ubisoft and Nintendo over the years. It was a huge challenge put in front of us. Personally, I was sure that only a few people could have been able to achieve that and I strongly believed in Davide [Soliani] and his team because of his huge Nintendo knowledge and passion. I trusted in him, even if I knew it was a dream – sometimes we refer to it as an impossible dream – but it worked. The initial mandate was really simple."
The work Davide did on the initial concept was exactly what needed to happen for Ubisoft to get approval on the idea. Obviously there was still a lot of work to do after that pitch. If you want to read up on the process, check out the full interview here.