Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is Free to Play Until July 14 for Nintendo Switch Online Members

NSO subscribers can play Ubisoft and Nintendo’s acclaimed turn-based tactics title at no additional cost for the next week.

Since its launch a couple of years ago, Ubisoft and Nintendo’s turn-based tactics game, in spite of strong critical reception, Mario + Rabbids + Sparks of Hope hasn’t sold as well as its predecessor did, though it seems players have been given the perfect opportunity to get a taste of its offerings and see if it’s worth a full purchase.

Nintendo has announced that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is free to play for all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and will remain so for a week- until July 14, 11:59 PM PT, specifically.

In the aftermath of Sparks of Hope’s release, Ubisoft remarked that being available on the same platform as its predecessor had likely led to lower sales for the strategy title. However, the game’s developers remain confident that thanks to strong word of mouth, it will see consistent sales “over a number of years”, with leaks claiming earlier this year that it had sold nearly 3 million units.

In our review of the game, we awarded it a score of 9/10, saying, “Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a massive leap over its already-excellent predecessor, making a whole host of changes and improvements and delivering an utterly charming and mechanically dense tactics experience.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.