Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Listen to a Track from Ubisoft’s Upcoming ‘Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope’

The bonkers franchise crossover game comes to Nintendo Switch on Oct. 20.

Hot off the heels of the debut trailer for his feature film, Mario is back on Oct. 20 with a wild new game for Nintendo Switch, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

The game is the sequel to 2017’s shockingly good strategy game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which saw Nintendo’s mustachioed mascot team up with the Minions-esque Rabbids (themselves a spin-off of the Rayman series). Published by Ubisoft, that game took a surprising twist by merging both series into an XCOM styled strategy game that somehow stuck the landing with whimsy to spare, and would go on to become one the Switch’s most-played games not published by Nintendo.

And now it’s back with a sequel that looks to evolve the first game’s mechanics as well as double down on the cheeky aesthetics that worked well the first time around. A huge part of that aesthetic is the music, itself the work of three composers — Yoko Shimomura, Grant Kirkhope, and Gareth Coker — all collaborating with the game’s Audio Director, Romain Brillaud.

Ahead of the game’s release, check out an exclusive sneak peek at one of the game’s tracks, “Ballad of Barrendale Mesa,” composed by Gareth Coker for one of the game’s most harrowing environments.

For more coverage of the game’s score, tune into our Twitch livestream tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. EDT for an interview with Coker himself and Audio Director Romain Brillaud, wherein the duo will breakdown a number of tracks and discuss their creative process. Follow us on Twitch to join the chat and send drop questions for the fan Q&A. To continue the chat 24/7, join our Discord server.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

News

Singer cites “bad case of vertigo” and Covid protocols for not-exactly-“hand-signed” copies of The Philosophy of Modern Song Bob Dylan has apologized to fans...

Features

The Batman TV show, with Neil Hefti’s indelible “na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman” theme song, debuted in the U.S. in January 1966, hitting the U.K. in May. In...

News

Irene Cara, the Oscar-winning star of Fame and the chart-topping singer of “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” has died at the age of 63. Cara...

News

Bruce Springsteen appeared to The Tonight Show on Thursday night to perform Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song” from Only the Strong Survive, his...