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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope gets a demo on Switch and first DLC

A free Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope demo springs onto Nintendo Switch, along with the first wave of season pass downloadable content

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC shows off new levels

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope receives its first bout of DLC, along with a demo becoming available on Nintendo Switch for new players to try out today, for free. This marks the first DLC for the game, and introduces some new and challenging gameplay mechanics.

You can try Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope right now by downloading the free demo from the Nintendo eShop. It includes the prologue of the game and the beginning area of the first location that Mario heads to with his new friends. This stretches to Beacon Beach, too, where you encounter enemies that are under the Darkness corruption.

The DLC – the Tower of Doooom – is the first batch of downloadable content that we’ve got for Mario + Rabbids, and paves the way for more in future. This is, however, available for players that purchase the season pass only. The season pass doesn’t just have the Tower of Doooom though, it does include cosmetics and some other bonuses.

The Tower of Doooom sees Mario and Rabbid Peach take on a new challenge at a spooky location. Here, there are enemies to be contained and floor after floor to be cleared in order to reach the top of the Tower and Spawny – their old friend – who needs to be freed.

Mario + Rabbid’s first DLC is focuses on combat and makes players rethink their strategies as they progress through procedurally generated floors. You start with four Heroes and Sparks that are chosen from the available characters and then must kit them out properly as you go.

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You can grab Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope in two editions right now – Standard and Gold – both available on Nintendo Switch. The Gold edition includes the Season Pass, so you can hop straight into the DLC!

That’s all we have for the Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC and demo, but if you want more Mario madness, check out our favourite Mario party games and our picks of the best Mario Lego sets.