Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope may not have sold as many copies as Ubisoft and Nintendo would have hoped, but it’s a content-packed game, especially with all the downloadable content. One of the things many have been wondering regarding Sparks of Hope is why the team didn’t include the lovely Rosalina as a main character. In a new interview, the game’s Creative Director, Davide Soliani, explained that there were a few issues complicating things. These include Rosalina’s height being problematic when it comes to the game’s cover system and the belief that she would be too powerful. Here’s the full reasoning behind the decision.
“At some point we discussed having Rosalina as a main character, but if you know her, apart from games like Mario Kart for example, if you stay true to the Nintendo lore, in Mario Galaxy she’s super tall – she’s very tall – and that would have created the first problem with the cover system because it’s already very hard fit a character such as Bowser behind cover. It would have been even harder with Rosalina if we were staying true to the lore set by the Galaxy games. And the second problem is that she’s too powerful. So, we would have created a completely different story around Rosalina in order to do that. But in a way we did it, even if she was not playable.”Game’s Creative Director, Davide Soliani
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