Over in Japan, Gen Hoshino is a well-known singer, songwriter, lyricist, actor, and voice actor. It seems he's also a gamer, as he took some time to praise Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle! He shared his thoughts on the game in an interview with Real Sound Japan.
- every time he purchases a new game, he often stops halfway, never getting the chance to complete it due to a tight schedule
- he's currently feverishly playing through Mario + Rabbids Kingom Battle
“Although it’s Mario, (Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle) is a turn based strategy game. It feels like a game which Mario fans overseas will play a lot. What the characters say in the game are something which you don’t really see in a Mario game. The cutscenes are beautiful and (the game has) a really good sense of humor.”