8 Things You Need to Know from Ubisoft's E3 2017 Show

From 'Assassin's Creed Origins' to new multiplayer pirate game 'Skull & Bones' and a mobile 'South Park' spin-off game

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

I don’t know if anyone was desperate for Ubisoft’s Rabbids franchise to invade the Mushroom Kingdom, but it’s happening anyways in a multiverse mashup that’s hitting the Switch on August 29. At the very least, they’re trying something weird. Mario + Rabbids is a Final Fantasy Tactics-style strategy game that boasts some real technical chops. In the demo we watched Mario, brandishing a bullet bill-shaped gun, ducking around blocky chunks of terrain to aim down sights. So, like X-Com with Fire Flowers. Shigeru Miyamoto joined Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot onstage for the announcement, so if nothing else it seems like they’re taking this thing seriously. 

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