Mario + Rabbids info has a history of leaking just before a formal announcement, and it seems Ubisoft may have shot itself in the foot again. A now pulled Spanish-language page for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope at the Ubisoft website briefly listed a release date of October 20, 2022, in addition to mentioning a “Gold Edition” of the game. Till now, Sparks of Hope had only received a general 2022 release date on Nintendo Switch. Since there is a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase scheduled to air tomorrow morning, it stands to reason that Ubisoft will make an official announcement at that event.
Below, you can peep a snapshot of the Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope page from when it existed, along with the October release date and mention of the Gold Edition. For those who could use a reminder, this is a strategy game and the sequel to the well-received Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
Here is what the Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Gold Edition contains, straight from Ubisoft:
- The base game
- The season pass which contains upcoming DLC packs, including additional story content featuring new heroes, quests, and battles.
- Also includes the Galactic Prestige Pack, with three exclusive and supremely stylish weapon skins for your team, unlockable right away. Save the galaxy, but do it with pizzazz!
Check back here tomorrow morning, when an official Ubisoft release date trailer is likely — but not guaranteed — to drop. [Update 6/28/22: Yep, here it is below.]