22 games of 2022
In the time that Nintendo Switch has been with us, it has been able to put together a catalog full of great games of the most varied nature, but if we had to highlight the one that surprised us the most and the least we saw coming, we would probably have to stay with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, a game that was born from an idea as crazy as crossing the disparate universes of Mario and the Rabbids in a turn-based strategy adventure in the purest style XCOM. The result was, to say the least, excellent, and now that we have confirmation that its sequel, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope hit stores in 2022We can’t help but pick it as one of our most anticipated games of the coming year.
The worlds of Mario and the Rabbids collide again in an adventure across the entire universe
- Study: Ubisoft Miln
- Publishing company: Ubisoft
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch
- Release date:2022
So this time We will embark on a new journey that will take us beyond the Champin Kingdom to make us cross the entire universe with the aim of preventing the evil force of Cursa from consuming the Sparks, beings created by the fusion of sparkles and Rabbids, and destroying everything in its path.
As you can suppose, Mario, Luigi and company will team up again with their Rabbid versions as Rabbid Peach or the new Rabbid Stela to fulfill this dangerous mission, which will amount to a total of nine playable characters among which we can choose to mount our combat squad.
In the purely playable return to offer us a strategy title with turn-based combat in which we will have to take advantage of the scenarios to take cover and obtain tactical advantages while we put into practice the unique weapons and abilities of each of our heroes, thanks to which we will be able to perform elaborate stratagems and devastating combos to eliminate several enemies in one go .
Although it seems to follow the lines imposed by its predecessor, the truth is that the Ubisoft Miln team wanted to take this new opportunity to introduce some new features, such as the aforementioned Sparks that we must rescue. These creatures are not just a plot resource, as they will also grant us new powers and special abilities that we must take advantage of to survive the encounters that await us, which promises to bring a new layer of depth to the formula.
In addition, we cannot forget the fact that this time we will cross a sea of stars to visit a multitude of planets, which aims to offer ourselves a much wider variety of scenarios With which the development team seems to have had greater creative freedom when proposing very different situations. And yes, this includes new traps and new types of enemies that we must learn to deal with.
In fact, to give you an idea of the scale of the project, from Ubisoft they assure that the game is three times as large as the original and that they have taken into account the requests of the fans, which has led them to include things like 360 degree camera control and even the possibility of creating squads only with characters from Mario or the Rabbids universe (in the original they forced us to have a team with at least one hero from each saga). Nor can we forget to mention that free exploration of the scenarios returns when we are not fighting, something that the company also promises to have improved with larger and more extensive maps, although you do not expect anything like an open world.
how do you see, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope asked phenomenal. A sequel that promises to be a “more and better” manual, expanding content and playable possibilities, polishing mechanics, adding some interesting news and improving its graphics to make it more effective than ever. Unfortunately, an approximate launch date has not been given beyond reaching sometime in 2022, but right now it is one of the games of the year that looks better and the ones that we have the most desire.