Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for Nintendo Switch has done, and is still doing, remarkably well with the combined efforts from Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris not going unnoticed by critics and fans. The title is sitting at a comfortable 85 on Metacritic and has recently enjoyed an extra marketing push from Nintendo with UK tv ads for the game cropping up once again. Davide Soliani, director for the game, recently sat down with Gameindustry.biz in an in-depth interview and explained that he and the team got on very well with Nintendo and touched on how much input Nintendo had with making the game.
“We established a very good relationship to the point where when we went to Japan for several days on a holiday, we would meet with the guys we work with from Nintendo, because we had become friends. But when it was about work, Nintendo were super picky. They wanted to know everything, and play everything. This was good, because it gives you a feeling that you are safe. They have over 125 years of lifetime, and they’re giving you feedback with the expectation of a certain level of quality. So for me, Nintendo is a shield. It means we know we’ll hit a certain level.”