Grant Kirkhope worked on Banjo-Kazooie , the first installment of Mario + Rabbids and many more games
E3 2021 kicked off today and one of the biggest announcements was Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope , the next installment in the Nintendo and Ubisoft collaborative series. If the announcement was enough to get you excited, be prepared that an important composer has already been confirmed to participate in the project.
Shortly after the reveal of the game , there was a broadcast with some of those responsible for the project, such as the creative director of the project, Davide Soliani.
The presentation spoke of the importance of the Sparks to help the protagonists to end the threat of the Dark Mess in all space and the main enemy, Cursa.
According to Soliani, the team wanted to continue the series, which was made possible by how well fans received the original game. In the second installment, it is expected to offer a renewed combat experience that will take the tactical mechanics to a new level, something that will be achieved with a redesign of the system, which will favor action and fluidity without the restriction of a grid or cursor in the area.
MARIO + RABBIDS: SPARKS OF HOPE WILL BRING GRANT KIRKHOPE BACK
Something that fans wondered after the announcement of the new installment is if the music would return to run by Grant Kirkhope , a composer who participated in the original title and is recognized for having been part of Rare and working in franchises such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country .
The good news is that Soliani confirmed that, indeed, Kirkhope will be back to work on Sparks of Hope and said that they are both very good friends and that, although Kirkhope sometimes complains to him, he is happy to have him in his team.
The Scottish composer, for his part, who is happy to participate in the project and that one of the moments he will always treasure is making an arrangement of the Comet Observatory.
“We are a team that does not follow molds when making video games. We are a team that gives everything, so we are not afraid to take risks or fail; we are going for it and we do our best ”, commented Soliani.
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Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch from sometime in 2022.