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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Artwork, Information Leaked

A curious new leak is pointing towards a new Super Mario-themed crossover for the Nintendo Switch.

The new artwork was leaked via a few websites (thanks Nintendo World Report), revealing the crossover RPG Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch.

Here’s some presentation slides:

We’re expecting a reveal during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, which runs from June 13th to the 15th.

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51 comments
  1. Just Some Guy
    Just Some Guy
    May 24, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Just… Why the rabbids? Why?? WHY???

  2. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    There is so much cancer in those images I don’t know where to start. Also…
    >Making a Rabbids crossover instead of a Rayman crossover
    >Still not making a proper Mario and Sonic crossover that isn’t Olympic minigames shit
    >Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Why does Nintendo do the opposite of good crossover ideas?

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    May 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    How about a new Rayman game?

  4. ChaoticPesme
    ChaoticPesme
    May 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Have you seen the bad decisions Nintendo have made for the past two years ? This is just one of many. They really do hate money.

  5. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    May 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I was about to ask about what the big deal is here but then I looked at the images. Please tell me they are not adding leftist horseshit in a freaking Mario game.

  6. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    It’d be cool to see another 3D Rayman, maybe a revival of the original Raving Rabbids concept. As long as Michel Ancel is involved anyway, Rayman 3 was good but I can’t trust modern Ubisoft to do anything good with the franchise without him. We actually did get a new Rayman about a year ago but it was an Apple TV game and 90% reused Legends assets.

  7. OSad
    OSad
    May 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Rabbids are a plague that just won’t die. And it’s spreading.

  8. GameZard
    GameZard
    May 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    This looks stupid as hell.

  9. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    May 24, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    The only reason Nintendo games sell is because of Names and waifubait.

  10. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    May 24, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    To coax Ubisoft into not ditching them again.

  11. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Just when they began to fade away, the Minions came along and beat Ubisoft at their own game. Now they’re desperately trying to make them relevant again; first with a TV show and upcoming movie and now with leeching off of perhaps the most well known video game franchise. It just won’t end.

  12. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    It’s Ubisoft, of course they would.

  13. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    May 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Makes perfect sense now.

  14. Matz
    Matz
    May 24, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    The funniest thing about all this, it’s that is obvious that they’re targeting kids, but I believe that kids will believe that Nintendo is copying the Minions even though the Rabbids came first

  15. Matz
    Matz
    May 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    How about making a RPG featuring characters from Mario and Rayman instead of a game featuring only Mario Characters and fucking Rabbids dressed as Mario Characters?

  16. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Man, look at all those jugs

  17. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    May 24, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    “first with a TV show”

    I never heard of this. Is it a CG show like, say, that Sonic one? And is it crap?

  18. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    May 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I won’t completely write this off, but those rabbids are really bumming me out, man. Especially that one cosplaying as Princess Peach and taking a selfie.

    Simply horrifying.

  19. kunuri
    kunuri
    May 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Because the Minions movies?

  20. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    May 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    They are like a shitty version of the Minions.

  21. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 24, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Yes and likely yes.

  22. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Btw humor and self mockery are pretty much the entire point of the mario and luigi games, how can these guys be so goddamn blind to their own shit
    The word epic, hashtags, forced tough girl attitude, the fuckin minions, guns, its the perfect storm

  23. Josh
    Josh
    May 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Jokes about hashtags and selfies and “muh empowerment” have no place in Mario games.

    I hope this crashes and burns.

  24. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 24, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    It is indeed pretty crap

  25. larverto365
    larverto365
    May 24, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Inb4 Kirby and Minio- actually, no. I’m not giving them any ideas.

  26. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    May 24, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    What the shit is a rabbid? What am I even looking at here?

  27. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    May 24, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Put Rosa in it and day 1 purchase.

    Na JK I’ll probably never buy a Switch.

  28. sanic
    sanic
    May 25, 2017 at 12:12 am

    This is supposed to be an RPG? This is okay but paper mario still can’t be an rpg? I just don’t understand.

  29. Personaknight
    Personaknight
    May 25, 2017 at 12:32 am

    I thought we were done with these things after they got a cartoon. One thing about Mario I enjoyed is that we didn’t have this type oftoy story alien/minion/rascal characters. Well, maybe Toad or the koopalings, but I’m gonna go with my sonic argument as in nothing exists after voice acting/voice sfx were introduced into the series.

  30. Magnifico Ginormous
    Magnifico Ginormous
    May 25, 2017 at 2:16 am

    I thought the Rabbids were bad before but holy shit they’re gaming aids now!

  31. braneman
    braneman
    May 25, 2017 at 3:19 am

    I don’t think they’re cancerous, just annoying, but seeing Nintendo approve this and shut down something like… AM2R that hurts man. No new Metroid, and I know people may be tired of the whining at this point but with all their neglected franchises and their continual courting of scalpers this just feels like a slap in the face.

  32. Eden
    Eden
    May 25, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Just goes to show Mario/Minions crossover would’ve probably been a better idea.

  33. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    May 25, 2017 at 7:39 am

    The best idea would be a Minons/Rabbids/Woodchipper crossover

  34. InkViper
    InkViper
    May 25, 2017 at 8:08 am

    S-RPG

  35. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    May 25, 2017 at 11:13 am

    They are like the Minions of video games.

  36. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    May 25, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I don’t know where to begin with this…

  37. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    May 25, 2017 at 11:37 am

    So is there a part of the world where Rabbids are really fucking popular? This has to just be a move to throw a certain territory a bone, like France, I’m assuming.

  38. Crizzyeyes
    Crizzyeyes
    May 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Anyone else bothered by the fact that this is Mario with Guns? Or has that ship sailed and I’ve merely forgotten?

  39. Zen
    Zen
    May 25, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    If this really is a SRPG, I hope it sells like shit and fails.

    Who the fuck is the audience for this? Anyone who actually would have played a Mario SRPG isn’t going to touch anything with Rabbids in it with a 50 ft. pole, and the kiddies who would play Rabbids games don’t give a shit about tactical RPGs.

    Also, what the hell is that timeline? “Convince media/gamers”? Unless you can remove everything Rabbid related, good luck Nintendo. I don’t care how interesting an Xcom-inspired Mario game would be, you fucked up the minute you thought putting those stupid franchise-killing animals in was a good thing.

  40. Glyth
    Glyth
    May 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Rabbits are just minions but French. I don’t care for this game.

  41. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    May 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Rayman just keeps getting screwed over, huh?
    Was he more unpopular than I thought?

  42. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    You know, some years ago I would have argued against that
    but I just saw magikarp jump
    fucking shovelware peddlers man

  43. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    May 26, 2017 at 7:58 am

    WHY!?
    JUST WHY!?
    rabbids are fucking cancer
    Nobody likes em
    Why whould Nintendo stain their flagship by asociating with these turds

  44. 雷人
    雷人
    May 26, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Nintendo: ok guys, what do you want?
    Us: A new official metroid game
    Nintendo:

  45. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    May 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I remember when them and Sega were my go to console companies; I miss those days.

  46. Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    May 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Nah, not my cup of tea.

  47. Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    May 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Rabbids>Rayman (Rayman series is overrated as hell).

    Putting that aside, I don’t like the fact that it will developed by Ubisoft instead of Nintendo.