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Update [Wed 6th Jul, 2022 02:15 BST]: Nintendo has now confirmed Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be the next free trial game for North America. It's available to Switch Online subscribers at no additional cost from now until 12th July. Enjoy!

Original article [Tue 5th Jul, 2022 04:30 BST]: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was one of the many highlights at the recent Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. And ahead of its release later this year, Nintendo has announced a free trial for the first game exclusive to Switch Online subscribers.

At the moment, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is only available as a free trial to subscribers located in Europe, Australia and New Zealand at the moment, but if this follows the pattern of a lot of other trials, it should be made available elsewhere in time.

If you are located in this region and happen to have access to Switch Online, you'll be able to download and play the trial from now until 10th July. While you're at it, be sure to check out our recent coverage of the upcoming release, Sparks of Hope - including another look at the gameplay:

Have you played the original Mario + Rabbids game? Excited for the second game? Leave a comment below.