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There’s no doubt that one of the major surprises in 2017 has been the emergence of Mario + Rabbids as a genuinely interesting title. The Nintendo Switch game, developed by Ubisoft, looks set to be an impressive outing for the plumber. Now it’s been revealed that the game will include a Season Pass, which will release alongside the game

Outlining the content gamers can expect in this, Ubisoft revealed;

Today, Ubisoft® announced the post-launch plans for Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle, which will include new weapons, solo challenges, co-op maps and brand new story content.
Season Pass owners will be able to enjoy three pieces of DLC:

  • 8 unique steampunk weapons will be available at the launch of the game, each one with its own statistics. These items will be exclusive for season pass owners.

  • This autumn, players will be able to test their skills with new solo challenges, or with a friend, through additional co-op maps.

  • In 2018, players will be able to play through brand new story content.

 

The season pass will land on August 29th, 2017 – alongside the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle game.

This is perfectly fine. I don’t like Season Passes (and from the sounds of the press release, you’ll need to buy the whole thing to get any of the DLC) but I guess that’s just the way things are in the industry right now. 8 weapons does seem a touch excessive mind you.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was arguably the biggest surprise of this years E3. The game’s announcement came during the Ubisoft E3 conference, where Mario developer Miyamoto made a personal appearance. The reaction to the game was positive all around – with the series seemingly taking more than a few nods from the excellent XCOM series.

We’re excited to see the game in action, and will have a review around the time the game launches!

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A lifelong gamer, lover of movies and devourer of television; Shaun still can’t complete DOOM 2 on nightmare without breaking down into a crying heap.