Is that you, mama?
The debut cinematic trailer for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope confirmed one thing. Rabbid Rosalina is going to make her debut in the sequel. From the moment people saw that, they’ve been wondering whether or not Rosalina herself would pop up in the game as well. Unfortunately, Ubisoft still isn’t willing to say.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope certainly has a ton of influence from the Mario Galaxy universe, most notably seen in the Sparks, which are clearly a combination of Lumas and Rabbids. You can’t have all these nods to Galaxy and the Lumas without the adoptive mother of the Lumas, right? Here’s what associate producer Cristina Nava had to say in a Venturebeat interview.
Rabbid Rosalina is there because there is a homage, also, to some Super Mario Galaxy themes and elements. Rabbid Rosalina is a big fan of Rosalina. [Rabbid Rosalina] appears not too late in the game, because we wanted players to be able to add her to their hero roster as soon as possible. Regarding Rosalina herself, I wouldn’t want to spoil the story for you, so I can neither deny nor admit that she’s there. You won’t know until a few months from now if there are other Galaxy elements in the game. But for now, Rabbid Rosalina is there.