Mario + Rabbids versus mode launches December 8

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gets free multiplayer update

The new local versus mode lets two players pit their wits against each other on the same screen, using two separate Nintendo Switch controllers, or one pair of split Joy-cons.

The surprisingly excellent Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may be getting more paid DLC early next year, but rather than being contented with that developer Ubisoft has today announced its intention to bring local versus multiplayer to the game in a free bonus update tomorrow. Characters start out upgraded, and who you choose for your team will affect your strategies on the (adorable) battlefield. This means you won't get to move and mount an attack with your entire squad.

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Overall, Ubisoft says these Versus mode matches are created to pass quickly, with users having the additional option to set limits of 7 or 10 turns in addition to time limits.

In order to balance the matches, Versus mode will use standard starter loadouts of all eight characters, or sixteen unlockable loadouts all equipped with different stat specializations and weapons. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will take advantage of the ability of Nintendo Switch to be played anywhere, anytime and is fully functioning on the go for both solo and co-op players. And just to be sure that things heat up near the end, there's the Showtime option, which kicks in as the match nears its end and turns regular items into super items, while also opening up new ways to get around the map, like pipes or trampolines.

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