Pretty big news today as Kotaku was able to confirm the existence of a long-rumored Nintendo Switch game, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle after being sent some art assets. The "crossover RPG" is set to be built on Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine and should release in Spring this year. However, there seems to be another Mario game on the horizon-and it features Ubisoft's Rabbids alongside the plumber. It looks like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch console has become the fastest-selling Mario Kart game in the history of the franchise.
Gamers get 60fps in both portable and docked modes, falling to 30fps when playing local multiplayer. The motion controls were a barrier between the player and the game, and thankfully Nintendo threw all of this out the window for the Wii U.
This afternoon Nintendo let it be known that their game Mario Kart 8 had broken sales records for the series, coming up first in several categories. Nintendo has attempted to atone for the original release's mistakes with a decked-out combat suite that borrows arenas and game-types from all around the series. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold more copies than that when it was released on April 28th. Somehow, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has managed 2.76 million units on the new console.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the sort of game that is an absolute treat to rediscover.
Mii racing suits, which you can use to zazz up your Mii characters, are shamelessly barricaded behind the need to own a bazillion (well, 20, but it might as well be a bazillion) Amiibo figures. Keith the father of three exclaimed that in "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe", Molly can get it all done with a single Joy-Con. After the free-trial period, most games will require a paid online service subscription from Nintendo in order to play online.
The game is off to a strong start in both the U.S. and UK. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now on Nintendo Switch and you can check out some of the reviews below.
"Motion controls are also on offer", says the website, giving the game's effortless controls feel "even more intuitive".
We've had some fun with the Rabbids games in the past.