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Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope gets its final DLC, bringing Rayman and a totally new adventure

Nintendo and Ubisoft’s latest team-up, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope closes out its post-launch with Rayman and The Phantom Show.

Hope springs eternal

Released last fall, Sparks of Hope was the follow-up to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, which brought the Rayman universe’s unhinged Rabbids hopping into the Mushroom Kingdom. Both games saw the title characters teaming up for some turn-based, strategic action. But while the original game didn’t have much (was there any?) post launch content, Sparks of Hope definitely did… or does, as the case may be.

But the last piece of that post-launch puzzle is finally just about here, now revealed by Ubi to be arriving at the end of this month, and it’s going to be a big one. Rounding out the downloadable content picture, will be Rayman in the Phantom Show.

The content intro’s Rayman (once again played by David Gasman), Ubisoft’s in-house mascot/hero, in a completely new story that sees him meeting Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Mario. It also re-introduces the villain from Kingdom Battle, The Phantom.

In this brand-new adventure, separate from the main game’s story line, players will control Rayman, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Mario, as they discover the dramatic Space Opera Network, an uncanny TV studio full of props and easter eggs. This place is run by the Phantom, a previous antagonist from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, now reconverted as a studio director beyond reproach. As the TV studio’s rating is lower than ever, he needs the help of true stars to help him get his past glory back.

Through a variety of TV sets, Rayman and his friends will be able to wander through brand new vertical levels, as Rayman can now use his haircopter ability to jump and take Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Mario with him. During battles, this new adventure will provide tons of new tactical possibilities as players will leverage the full power of Rayman’s arsenal, from his plunger blaster to his aerial traversal abilities, all coming straight from Rayman history.

Ubisoft press release

As long as you have a copy of the base game, you can get in on the space-y action by grabbing Rayman in the Phantom Show separately, or by way of the season pass or Gold Edition of the game. Look for it to arrive on Nintendo’s eShop on August 30th.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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