We’re just a few weeks away from Nintendo’s next Switch presentation, and in the meantime all sorts of reports and rumors about the new device have been flying around the internet. One of the most surprising has been the report that Ubisoft is creating a crossover RPG between Mario and Raving Rabbids for the Switch’s launch, and today reputable Switch leaker Laura Kate Dale shared with us one more exciting piece of news for the title: its music will be written by renowned gaming composer Grant Kirkhope himself.

Kirkhope has served as the composer for a number of excellent video game soundtracks, including Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye 007, and the upcoming Yooka-Laylee, so having his name attached to this project would definitely give it a major boost in the musical department. Laura Kate Dale revealed the information of his involvement today on Twitter, stating that two of her sources have confirmed the information. She also references a recent tweet by Kirkhope himself, where he admits to having one unannounced project that he is actively working on; this could very well be the Mario X Rabbids RPG.

Laura Kate Dale has proven to have a pretty solid track record when it comes to leaking information on the Nintendo Switch, but as with many of her announcements made via Twitter, we’re going to treat this one as a rumor for the time being. We’re just a short while away from the Switch event, though, so hopefully we’ll have confirmation of all this and more very soon!

Would you be excited to get hear Kirkhope’s tunes in this bizarre crossover title? Let us know in the comments!

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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