Ubisoft Milan said “not worried” about the financial indicators Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
In the Nintendo Switch era, Mario + Rabbids series games have become an integral attribute: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was released only a few months after the appearance of the system itself. The game turned out to be surprisingly successful, which led to the appearance of the sequel last year – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Despite the high estimates of critics, Sparks of Hope has become a commercial disappointment for Ubisoft, and the future of the series remains in question. Although this was concerned with the fans, the producer of the series Christina Nava does not worry. In an interview with the publication of Video Games Chronicle, Nava said that Ubisoft Milan believes that the game will eventually find his audience.
First Mario + Rabbids collected more than 10 million players. Despite the fact that this is Mario, it is also a genre game: step -by -step tactical adventure. Therefore, we cannot count on high sales at the very beginning, because such a game is a slow flame. Even if at first it seemed that Sparks of Hope would not live up to expectations, we are sure that for several years it would grow. Because it was adopted by both the press and the public is very, very good. You just need to give her time, distribute information from lips to the mouth, etc.D..
Recently, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that Nintendo advised the publisher not to release another Mario + Rabbids game on Switch, but to wait for Switch 2. Nintendo mainly avoids the release of such games about Mario on the console: only one golf Mario Golf, one tennis Mario Tennis and one game Mario Strikers are currently available. Perhaps Ubisoft would be profitable to hold Sparks of Hope before Nintendo Switch 2. However, it is possible that Nava is right, and the tactical character of the series simply will not be able to attract players.
One of the advantages of Sparks of Hope can be the future DLC for the game. On August 30, Ubisoft will release Rayman in the Phantom Show, in which Rayman will work with the rabbit of Mario and the Rabbit of Lyd. Apparently, the DLC will resemble the expansion of Donkey Kong Adventure, released for the previous game. Perhaps Rayman’s popularity will be able to convince players who doubt the advisability of buying Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope!