One of the delights of this year is that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle wasn’t just not awful, it was actually rather good! Ubisoft pulled off the seemingly impossible at the end of August, and now they’re adding to the game with a free Versus mode that is out tomorrow, 8th December.
It’s local head to head where two players take turns to battle it out, either sharing a pair of Joy-Con or using the Switch Pro Controller. You’ll be able to pick any three heroes from the eight in the main game, then choose from three character presets to offer some more nuanced strategic possibilities.
Keeping the battles fresh with be random bonus items that will give additional actions, double damage and other things to whoever picks them up. Additionally, you can customise the battle with a timer, a limited number of turns, or remove items for a more purist experience.
Source: press release