Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an excellent game that is slowly getting extra content through a season pass. As a festive treat, however, Ubisoft is rolling out a free update (on 8th December) that'll add a Versus Mode.

Played locally, each player will choose three characters and pick between pre-set loadouts, ensuring things stay balanced, and there are optional items to shake things up further. The announcement video is below.

It also tweaks the rules a little to ensure that one team can't simply wipe out the other too quickly (you're limited to 'action tickets' - our chums at Eurogamer went hands on and show it off in the video below.

It seems like a really nice addition and will give players another way - aside from co-op - to share the game with buddies.

Will you try this out?