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Update [Sat 14th May, 2022 14:00 BST]: An official PR for Rabbids: Party Legends has been released – confirming a launch for 30th June 2022. A listing for the game is also on the Switch eShop.

Get ready for a trip down the Rabbid hole with Rabbids: Party of Legends, coming June 30 to Switch, Stadia, Xbox One, and PS4 (including Xbox Series X|S and PS5 via backwards compatibility). When the Rabbids take a ride in their washing machine, they are mysteriously transported to a mythological world of mayhem inspired by the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West.” In this multiplayer party game, the Rabbids must play their way through the chaos and find their way home.

Rabbids: Party of Legends has 50 minigames that challenge players to strike silly poses, topple opponents, scarf chili peppers, show off their dance moves, and more. Up to four players can join locally, either 2v2 or as a free-for-all. Players can also create custom playlists of their favorite minigames, and the AI’s difficulty levels are also customizable, making the game approachable for any age and fun for the whole family.

The Monkey King and his cohorts Pigsy, Sandy, and Tripitaka must retrace their steps in order to send themselves and the other Rabbids home again. The story is spread across four acts, each occupying a different region on the game board and leading players on a journey through the mythical realm.

The development team at Ubisoft Chengdu took inspiration from traditional Chinese imagery for Rabbids: Party of Legends, and worked to merge Eastern and Western sensibilities, blending an integral part of Chinese culture with the lighthearted, odd, and at times irreverent nature of the Rabbids.


Original story [Thu 12th May, 2022 01:30 BST]: It’s that time of the month when every company is releasing its earnings report, and with this, come a slew of game announcements.

On the Ubisoft front, it’s been revealed the French publisher and developer will be bringing its China-exclusive Rabbids release to the Nintendo Switch here in the west at some point between now and June. It’s officially listed as Rabbids: Party of Legends in the earnings report, but could potentially be localised as Rabbids: Adventure Party.

This game, which is said to be inspired by Journey to the West (a classic piece of Chinese literature), was originally released on the Nintendo Switch in China in 2019 and is a party game where you play a variety of minigames using the Joy-Con controllers.

You can see some of Nintendo Life’s previous coverage of this game in the links below. There’s also some footage, courtesy of the YouTube channel Nintendopolis:

  • Ubisoft Reveals A Brand New Rabbids Game For Nintendo Switch
  • Ubisoft Shows Its Support For Nintendo Switch’s Chinese Launch With An Exclusive Rabbids Game

Ubisoft is also currently working with Nintendo to bring Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope later this year. It’s the follow up to the original 2017 release, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

Up for another Rabbids party game? Drop a comment down below.

[source staticctf.akamaized.net, via gonintendo.com, playstationlifestyle.net]

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