Following yesterday’s rumour, Nintendo has now shed more light on this supposed leak by listing a new game on its official website. It’s likely to be announced in the next few hours, so we recommend reading on only if you don’t mind spoilers for the announcement.
It is indeed the Nintendo Switch exclusive that Ubisoft seems to be preparing as a sequel to Mario + Rabbids. Specifically, it’s Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, which is already listed on the official website as being space-focused (featuring Rabbid Estela and Rabbid Destello) with screenshots and the following description for 2022.
Join Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your fellow Sparks. Explore planets across the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and fascinating quests!
Create your dream team with three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine.
Defeat all new bosses, along with some familiar foes across the galaxy.
Rescue the adorable Sparks across the galaxy, who give you various powers to aid you in battle.
Unleash the abilities of your heroes, but be strategic as you engage enemies, organize allies and hide tactically.