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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Leaks

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope leaked Saturday ahead of Ubisoft's Forward broadcast.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope leaked Saturday ahead of Ubisoft's Forward broadcast. / Photo courtesy of Ubisoft/Nintendo

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the sequel to the 2017 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, leaked on Nintendo's website Saturday just hours before its likely reveal at the E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward broadcast. The post has since been removed.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Release Date Leaks

Sparks of Hope retains the tactics approach of its predecessor, sending Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more on a quest across the galaxy to "defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions," per the game's official description. Players will explore planets and build up a team of three heroes from "an eclectic roster of nine." They'll take their teams up against new bosses and "some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy."

One of the screenshots posted on the Nintendo site posting.
One of the screenshots posted on the Nintendo site posting. / Photo courtesy of Ubisoft/Nintendo

The Sparks from the game's title give the player special power ups in battle.

Sparks of Hope is set for release on the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Ubisoft will likely reveal more details about the game during its Forward showcase Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET.