The Nintendo Treehouse gives us a lot of awesome gameplay footage every year, and this E3 is no exception. Following their first look at Super Mario Odyssey and the reveal of Metroid: Samus Returns, the team shifted focus over to another Mario game, this time the Ubisoft-developed Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. While many were iffy when it first leaked, the glimpses of gameplay shown off at conferences have quelled many complaints. Now an extended look has provided an even deeper look at how the game plays, and if you’re anything like me, it will complete your transformation into a believer as well.
Developers and Treehouse members alike came together to provide us this extensive look at the game’s combat and world, showing off a full battle with some evil Rabbids before bringing us to the hub area of the game, Peach’s Castle. The tactical combat looks simple, but there’s a ton of depth just waiting to be exploited as the game continues, and the devs teased that new abilities and areas will unlock as players progress through the adventure. You’ll even get to see new parts of Peach’s Castle open up as you free the Rabbids from the mysterious force that seems to have taken control of them.
I had almost no faith in this concept when it first leaked, but after seeing all the info and footage that E3 has offered us, I’ve made a complete 180 and am now pretty hyped for this title! What about you? Check out the Treehouse footage in the video above, and make your way to the comments to give us your thoughts on this crazy collaboration!