Ubisoft’s China-exclusive Rabbids game gets global Switch release


Updating [Sat 14th May, 2022 14:00 BST]† An official PR for Rabbids: Party Legends has been released – confirming a launch for June 30, 2022. A listing for the game is also on the Switch eShop.

Get ready to go down the rabbit hole with Rabbids: Party of Legends, out June 30 for Switch, Stadia, Xbox One and PS4 (including Xbox Series X|S and PS5 via backwards compatibility). When the Rabbids take a ride in their washing machine, they are mysteriously transported to a mythological world of chaos, inspired by the classic Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West’. In this multiplayer party game, the Rabbids must fight their way through the chaos and find their way home.

Rabbids: Party of Legends features 50 mini-games that challenge players to take on crazy poses, knock down opponents, decorate chili peppers, show off their dance moves, and more. Up to four players can join locally, either 2v2 or as a free-for-all. Players can also create custom playlists of their favorite mini-games, and the AI ​​difficulty levels can also be adjusted, making the game accessible for all ages and fun for the whole family.

The Monkey King and his companions Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka must retrace their steps to send themselves and the other Rabbids back home. The story is divided into four acts, each occupying a different region on the game board and leading players on a journey through the mythical realm.

Taking inspiration from traditional Chinese imagery for Rabbids: Party of Legends, the development team at Ubisoft Chengdu worked to fuse Eastern and Western sensibilities, blending an integral part of Chinese culture with the light-hearted, strange and sometimes irreverent nature of the Rabbids.

Original story [Thu 12th May, 2022 01:30 BST]† It’s that time of the month when every company releases its earnings report, and with it comes a slew of game announcements.

As far as Ubisoft is concerned, it has been revealed that the French publisher and developer will be bringing its Chinese-exclusive Rabbids release to the Nintendo Switch here in the west sometime between now and June. It is officially listed as Rabbids: Party of Legends in the earnings report, but may be located as: Rabbids: Adventure Party

This game, said to be inspired by Journey to the West (a classic piece of Chinese literature), originally released on the Nintendo Switch in China in 2019, is a party game in which you play various mini-games with the Joy-Con controllers.

You can check out some of Nintendo Life’s previous coverage of this game at the links below. There’s also some footage, courtesy of the Nintendopolis YouTube channel:

Ubisoft is also currently working with Nintendo to release Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope later this year. It is the sequel to the original 2017 release, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

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