China-exclusive Nintendo Switch game finally gets global release
In 2019, the Nintendo Switch was released in China alongside a handful of games, including Rabbids Adventure Party. The Ubisoft game was never released outside of the country, and China-produced Switch games are region-locked, preventing players from importing them as they can for releases in the UK or Japan. In a surprising move, Ubisoft has announced that the game will finally be released in the west next month as Rabbids: Legends of the Partyand it will not only appear on Nintendo Switch, but also on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Google Stadia!
As indicated by his name, Rabbids: Legends of the Party is a multiplayer-focused party game, with 50 mini-games in total. In this regard, the game appears to be a throwback to the characters’ first appearance in Rayman Rabbids. Rabbids: Legends of the Party features local competitive multiplayer for up to four players, in both 2v2 competitions, as well as free-for-alls. Players will also be able to create their own mini-game playlists and AI opponents will have customizable difficulty levels. The story of the game is inspired by the Chinese novel Travel westbecause the Rabbids are transported to a new world thanks to their Washing Machine.
Sure, Rabbids: Legends of the Party isn’t the only upcoming Nintendo Switch game that will feature the characters! Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope was revealed last year at E3, reuniting the characters with Mario and his friends once again. Ubisoft recently reaffirmed that the game will be released by March 31, 2023, the company’s fiscal year-end. Contrary to Party Legends, the Mario + Rabbids titles focus on turn-based strategy, though the series’ signature humor remains intact. Whichever type of Rabbids game you prefer, it looks like fans of the characters will have plenty to enjoy over the next year!
Rabbids: Legends of the Party is slated for release on June 30.
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