After an impressive first-impression with the release of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft, of course, a follow-up would be on the way. And the sequel did not disappoint. In our review for the game, we wrote that “From the exploration it provides to its gameplay to its storyline there’s no question this is the better game of the series. […] Ubisoft took full advantage of the inspirations from Mario Galaxy and have made a masterpiece with this game. It’s as good as a sequel can get and is worth every penny.”
Additionally, post-launch would be even larger for the title as Ubisoft will expand the roster available. In the first game’s add-ons, Donkey Kong was the featured DLC. However, ahead of release for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope hinted that the Ubisoft mascot Rayman is to be headlining for the new sequel then.
And nearly a year after release, Rayman is out today for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope as part of the DLC ‘Rayman in the Phantom Show’. You can watch the trailer in the video below:
“In this new adventure, separate from the main game’s story, the Phantom now works as a studio director at the dramatic Space Opera Network, an uncanny TV studio filled with Easter eggs and props. As the studio’s TV ratings hit a new low, the Phantom needs the help of true stars that can help him return to his former glory,” the overview for the add-on reads by Ubisoft.
“Players will control Rayman, Rabbid Peach, and Rabbid Mario as they explore brand-new levels with vertical exploration on a variety of TV studio sets. Rayman can use his haircopter ability to bring his fellow Heroes with him as he jumps. Leverage the full power of Rayman’s arsenal, from his aerial traversal skills to his plunger blaster, to open up new tactical possibilities during battles.”
What has you most excited for Rayman coming to Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope?
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out now for Nintendo Switch.