The new Nintendo Switch exclusive is developed by a team three times the size of the original.
It was one of the great surprises of the past E3 2021 even though hours before its presentation the information related to this promising Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope for Nintendo Switch was leaked, of which we now have new details. And one of the most important has to do with the design of the stages itself, which will be larger and allow greater freedom of movement than the original.
I am very happy that people have reacted so well to Sparks of HopeDavid soliani“The worlds are no longer a corridor like in the exploration parts that were between battle and battle in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle”, has declared its creative director, the Italian David Soliani. “It is not an open world“, he clarifies,” it is important to emphasize this, but on each planet you will be able to move with greater freedom. “The Ubisoft Milan creative also emphasizes that along the way we will run into various characters to interact with, and there will be”various activities to carry out “between fights.
These words suggest that exploration will gain greater prominence during the action of Mario + Rabbids 2, but there is more. The combat will also undergo some important changes, eliminating the figure of Beep-0 as a guide to direct the steps of our heroes, giving us the direct control of Mario and company. “We believe this new mix of direct control and real-time action elements is going to enrich the formula in a very important way.” This has forced Ubisoft Milan to change many things, “but we are convinced that it will be a big surprise for the players and that will enrich the tactical action“Does this mean that we can move freely around the battle map?
Ubisoft Milan has tripled the size of its team to create Mario + Rabbids 2There will still be a movement limit, “but within that action zone you can turn freely.” Even now the camera will allow 360º movement, which will allow us to enjoy the action and exploration as if it were an adventure, moving away from that almost zenith perspective for which the original opted. Going back to fightingAlthough Ubisoft Milan is careful not to reveal secrets, they do suggest that the new weapons of our heroes can even have different effects depending on the scenario on which we fight, which would add another bit of strategy to the fight.
The Mario Rabbids 2 leak
At the doors of its presentation, as it happened with the original game, all the information of Mario Rabbids 2 was leaked, which Soliani himself has taken with humor. “This time we almost got to the end,” he laughs, “but in this case people were happy, so we didn’t have that anxiety, that fear that instead accompanied us with the first game.” Do not forget that in his day, the fact of seeing Mario, Luigi and others with firearms shocked Nintendo fans. “I am very happy that people have reacted so well to Sparks of Hope.”
You can freely choose your team of heroesSpeaking of Mario + Rabbids fans, the Ubisoft creative has also commented that the opinions of the players have been taken into account to add new features and improvements to this sequel. “After Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and especially after the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC, we knew we had to create something new,” says Soliani. “Already then we had much bigger ambitions, and we decided to set the adventure in space precisely to give it a galactic, cosmic tone. “
Here the references to the great Super Mario Galaxy seem obvious, but the creative also highlights that there are “many other elements of Mario’s worlds and universe” present in his new strategy video game. “We have listened a lot to our community, and some of the things we’ve been asked for and collected and discussed since the original release in 2017 have come true. Things I still can’t talk about, “he adds, although Soliani doesn’t completely leave us on edge.
“One of the wishes of the players was to be able freely form your own team, and in Sparks of Hope a player can decide to create a team with all the Nintendo characters, with all the Rabbids characters, or with a mix of whatever they prefer. It’s a small example that came directly from the community and has become an integral part of the game today. “
To understand a little better the magnitude of this new Ubisoft video game, its managers have confirmed that the team behind Mario + Rabbids 2 is three times larger than the one that worked in the original game. After its presentation, in 3DJuegos we already told you about everything that is known about Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope and our wishes with the new Ubisoft Milan.
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