Even though it got prematurely leaked (as is traditional for anything to do with Ubisoft), the official announcement of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope yesterday sparked hope for yet another excellent turn-based tactics games in fans of its beloved predecessor. With the promise of bringing back the same excellent gameplay, charming visuals, and whacky humour, Sparks of Hope is looking like an exciting proposition- but that’s not the only thing it will be bringing back.
Legendary composer Grant Kirkhope, who was the composer for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’s excellent soudtrack, recently took to Twitter to confirm that he’s going to return in the same capacity in its upcoming sequel. If you’ve been playing games for some time, chances are you’ve heard (and loved) something composed by Kirkhope, who’s worked on Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong, Yooka-Laylee, Perfect Dark, and much more. His involvement in Sparks of Hope is certainly cause for excitement.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch some time in 2022.
and yes I am scoring Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope! I had to request that @DavideSoliani would not be allowed to be a Diva like last time but alas he's already started!🤣
— Grant Kirkhope (@grantkirkhope) June 12, 2021