As initially announced yesterday during the Ubisoft conference, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle has made a showing during the Nintendo Direct at E3.

The game appears to be aiming for a very different market than the familiar Mario-model, but still capitalising on the well known Mushroom Kingdom characters. Focusing on tactical battling and placement, the game seems to be taking Mario and his friends in a different direction but one that promises a radically different, hopefully fun experience.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is set for release on August 29th 2017.