Step aside, Tom Cruise. This is the real deal.
After a long wait and several leaks, we’ve finally gotten our first look at gameplay of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at Ubisoft’s E3 conference. The upcoming Mario and Rabbids Mashup is a Tactical Strategy RPG strikingly similar to the XCOM series, and takes place in a distorted version of the iconic Mushroom Kingdom after both the Mario and Rabbids worlds collide in metaphysical space.
The gameplay takes place on an isometric battlefield where Mario characters shoot guns at Rabbids. The game’s big focus is on combination moves where different characters will have different defensive or movement abilities that will enhance other characters and allow a large variety of different abilities. The environment not only features destructible cover, but also pipes that allow you to travel to different parts of the battlefield quickly. Players will be able to choose from a large variety of weapons for their individual characters, as well as unique upgrade trees. With the late reveal of a large Donkey Kong rabbid in the trailer, the door is open for a ton of different crossover characters to show up in this game.