Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope
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It appears Ubisoft won't be hosting its usual E3-style presentation this year. A story over on Axios reveals the publisher likely won't host another event until later on in 2022.

Ubisoft had held E3-timed showcases annually in June for years, but a company rep tells Axios the publisher won't have another until "later this year."

The Ubisoft Forward event last year saw the official reveal of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Without this showcase, Nintendo could potentially share more details about this game at one of its own Direct presentations in the near future.

In Ubisoft's most recent earnings report, it was reconfirmed the game was still on track for 2022, but there's still no solid release date. It also shared what else to expect this year:

For 2022-23 we look to return to significant topline growth. It will be mostly driven by a diverse line-up of premium games, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™, Mario + Rabbids®: Sparks of Hope and Skull & Bones®, as well as other exciting titles. This growth will also benefit from our Free-to-Play releases, especially those based on our biggest IPs.

One other "exciting release" coming to the Switch is the recently announced Rabbids: Party of Legends. This multiplayer party game was originally exclusive to China and will finally be released on Nintendo's hybrid system here in the west at the end of this month.

How do you feel about Ubisoft skipping the busiest month of the year? Looking forward to any of its upcoming releases? Tell us down in the comments.