Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Can Access Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Until July 12th
Nintendo has announced that starting today Nintendo Switch Online subscribers have access to the full version of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Players have until July 12th to play the game for no additional cost.
On Twitter, Nintendo announced that ahead of the October 20th launch of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the first game in the series will be available to play for Nintendo Switch Online members.
#NintendoSwitchOnline members! From 7/6 at 10 a.m. PT to 7/12 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can download and try the full Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle game at no additional cost.
— Nintendo of Canada (@NintendoCanada) July 6, 2022
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based strategy adventure game developed in partnership between Nintendo and Ubisoft. Ubisoft Milan took the reigns of the game, crafting a game where iconic characters of The Mushroom Kingdom come face to face with the Rabbids. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and others must team up with the chaotic Rabbids and navigate through four different worlds.
The game was first released on August 29th, 2017 and was met with a lot of critical acclaims. The year following, Donkey Kong Adventure was released as a DLC expansion pack for the game. This year will see the release of the long-awaited sequel Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope which appears to offer more of the core XCOM-style gameplay.
According to Nintendo, players who decide to purchase the game following the conclusion of this offer will maintain their save data. Therefore, any progress made across the six-day window won’t be lost. In Canada, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle costs $79.99 via the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo Switch Online offers many perks, including Game Trials. Players receive online access to play multiplayer games with friends and other players. Smartphone party chat is also available to subscribers. Plus, Nintendo Switch Online offers a catalogue of classic games from the NES and SNES era.
In Canada, there are three pricing variations for Nintendo Switch Online. The company offers a one month (single account) subscription for $4.99. Alternatively, there is a three months (single account) subscription for $9.99 or 12 month (single account) subscription for $24.99.