Ubisoft has announced today via a post on Ubiblog that its upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, will feature a Season Pass for the price of $19.99.
The Season Pass will feature three core pieces of content: 8 exclusive Steampunk weapons available on launch day, new solo challenges and co-op maps available in the Fall of 2017, and a new “unexpected” story expansion slated for 2018.
While this may seem par for the course for many Ubisoft games, it does continue a budding trend for Nintendo in the Season Pass market. Nintendo garnered a great deal of attention when it offered a Season Pass for Legend of Zelda for the first time with the release of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In a similar fashion, Breath of the Wild’s Season Pass offered additional cosmetics on launch day, some new game modes and features in its first expansion, and promised a new story-based expansion that is expected to release this holiday. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues into more Nintendo titles in the future, especially with Super Mario Odyssey only a few months away.
While Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle first debuted to a great deal of skepticism, since then it has gained a great deal of support from critics and fans alike for its inviting art-style and strategic combat depth. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on August 29th for the price of $59.99.