Monday has been a day for all the major video game developers to show off their stuff as we wait for Sony and Nintendo’s arrival tomorrow. And while Ubisoft may not have had as much buildup as last year (given some leaks), they still got to show off some stuff that we wanted to see. And that includes the very special DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
If you recall, it was revealed earlier this year that Donkey Kong was going to enter the fray in his own DLC adventure, and now via Ubisoft’s press conference, we not only got a better look at that DLC, we have a release date of June 26th.
What’s immediately clear from the trailer below is that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is going all-out for this special adventure. First and foremost, the entire trailer is a reference to various Donkey Kong games over the years, including Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong 64, Donkey Konga, Donkey Kong Countries Returns/Tropical freeze, and more.
A big surprise from the reveal trailer isn’t just that DK is going to be the star of it, or that Rabbid Peach is returning as well, but rather, they’re putting a Rabbid twist on Cranky Kong, whose walking stick is actually a crossbow.
As for DK’s attacks, he’ll apparently be using his legendary strength to do damage to enemy Rabbids, including pounding the earth and even throwing them at one another. Though we do get a glimpse of him using his Bongos to lure enemies to him for an attack.
The trailer further surprises with enemies exclusive to this DLC, including a pair of shark-themed mega-Rabbids that have it out for DK’s Banana Horde. And in a move that will have fans happy, it appears the main boss of the DLC will be Rabbid Kong, and it’s clear this is a version of the character from after Mario and the Rabbids beat him.
All in all, Ubisoft has clearly rocked it on this DLC, and we don’t have to wait long to play it.