Ubisoft is set to launch the final DLC for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, featuring the one and only Rayman. The DLC is titled “Rayman in the Phantom Show,” and was technically announced before the game even launched; it was shown off in a video last September, whereas the game launched last October.
This DLC is an adventure with a story completely separate from the base game. In it, the Phantom works as a studio director at the dramatic Space Opera Network, a rather uncanny TV studio filled with Easter eggs and props. The studio’s ratings hit a new low, and the Phantom needs to help or true stars that can help him return to his former glory.
Players control Rayman, Rabbid Peach, and Rabbid Mario as they explore new levels with vertical exploration on several different TV studio sets. Rayman has a haircopter ability that allows him to bring the others with him as he jumps. He’s actually got loads of useful skills, including his plunger blaster, that open up new tactical possibilities during battle.
For those unfamiliar with it, the base game has Mario, Luigi, Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends set off on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save their Spark companions. There is a roster of nine heroes, with teams consisting of three of them. There are both all-new enemies and familiar faces to battle against. Sparks provide special powers that can a help during battle. You can find a story trailer here.
Developed and published by Ubisoft, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is available for Nintendo Switch. Rayman in the Phantom Show will be released on August 30; it is available as solo paid DLC or included with the game’s Gold Edition.