Suppose you were a big fan of grabbing a friend for some zany action in Mario + Rabbid Kingdom Battles’ co-op or versus modes and were hoping to relive that experience with the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. In that case, you might be in for a bit of a disappointment. Multiple people working on the higher end of the turn-based strategy title’s production have said recently that the game will not have any multiplayer aspects.
Devs to focus their attention on the solo part
Lead Producer Xavier Manzanares is one of the sources for this information. He informed Screenrant that the team had already chosen to forego the multiplayer component during the middle of the production run and instead focused all of its efforts on creating a great single-player experience. Because of the complexity of the original concept’s various features, he said in the interview, “we started to notice how many things it brought to the table, and balance that, this new system, we wanted to focus our attention on the solo part.”
Co-op play was a feature in the first Mario + Rabbids game from the start, while versus mode—which lets two players compete against each other in three-on-three games using any three characters—out later via a free update.
The Nintendo Switch exclusive, Sparks of Hope, is slated to release on October 20. Correggi is sticking to the notion that Sparks of Hope would be a “100% solo experience,” despite PvP becoming an afterthought last time. Do you think the game is better with Co-op? Share your thoughts.
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