The sparks continue to fly on the Nintendo Switch, as Ubisoft’s Mario+Rabbids sequel Sparks of Hope gets some fresh DLC and a demo.
Das a lotta dooooooom
It’s kind of hard to believe, but we’re a few months from the launch of Mario+Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. The strategy title landed on the Switch late in 2022, and is now set to launch into its post-launch DLC plan with its first drop.
That would be The Tower of Doooom, and expansion that’s exclusive to Season Pass owners. In it, players will encounter the tower’s owner Madame Bwahstrella, as well as a new quest that’ll send them up said tower and on a collision course with Cursa‘s minions.
In this brand-new game mode focused on combat, players will need to fight their way through procedurally generated battles to reach the top of the Tower. Starting with 4 Heroes and Sparks randomly picked among the main game’s full roster, players will have to build and upgrade their team throughout their expedition, plan strategically and adapt their tactics if they want to triumph against all odds.
In The Tower of Doom, the end is only the beginning, and players who succeed will unlock new expeditions with a strong replay value, increasing difficulty and new cosmetic rewards. Made for both newcomers and tactical enthusiasts, this game mode mixes the tactical gameplay of the main game with an additional layer of strategy.Ubisoft press release
And as mentioned, right alongside the new DLC is a free demo. So if you’ve yet to buy into Sparks of Hope, now’s your chance to give it a go for no cost. The free-play gives prospective players about 2 hours of play time on Beacon Beach, which includes “the entire prologue of the game and a part of the first planet”. No word on whether or not it conveys progress over to the full version, if you buy, but it seems like it doesn’t.