After months of rumours and leaks, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has been offically announced on stage at E3.
Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot shared the stage with Shigeru Miyamoto to reveal the crossover – which has been in development at the firm’s Paris studio for the past 3 years – and is coming to Nintendo Switch on August 29th.
Ubisoft Paris over the last three years. It’s a tactical adventure, set in motion as the two worlds of Mario and Rabbids smashed together, making the world unstable and creating Rabbid versions of all the Mario Kingdom characters. It’s a bit of a bizarre set up.
The turn-based tactical game sees the Mario & Rabbid worlds collide, with gameplay taking cues from the likes of XCOM, with cover, team attacks and more shown off.
Check out the trailer below:
A substantial number of employees at 2K Marin, the developer behind the recently released The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and previously Bioshock 2 – have been laid off, reports suggest.
2K have confirmed what they’re calling “staff reductions” with a representative saying “we regularly evaluate our development efforts and have decided to reallocate creative resources”.
Whilst the exact number of staff affected is unknown, Polygon is quoting “sources familiar with the matter” as saying a “majority” of the former team has now been laid off, and that for all intents and purposes 2K Marin is closed.
It’s not entirely doom and gloom however, as some of the departing team are now said to be joining the newly formed Bay Area 2K studio, which is headed up by Rod Fergusson, the producer of Bioshock Infinite.
As always with matters such as this, I wish everyone affected the very best of luck in all future endeavours and employment.