Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope — How to Unlock Characters
One of the main ways Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope differs from the first game in Ubisoft's tactics series is the characters you play as and how to unlock them.
In Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle, you only begin with three playable characters in your party (Mario, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Luigi) and Mario was required to be in your party at all times. Throughout the campaign of Kingdom Battle you would progressively unlock the rest of the roster.
Sparks of Hope works the same way in that you unlock more characters by making progress through the single-player campaign. However, there are some key differences to the way characters work that make it a whole lot quicker to work up to a full roster in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope.
How to Unlock Characters in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope gives you more characters than its predecessor, starting you off with six before working your way to the full squad of nine.
From the jump you will be able to choose from Mario, Luigi, Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Mario, and Rabbid Luigi. From here, It is relatively breezy task to unlock the remaining three characters on the roster.
By playing through the first three of the five worlds in Sparks of Hope you will unlock the three remaining heroes — Edge, Rabbid Rosalina, and Bowser.
How to Unlock Edge the "Blade Master"
Edge is an original character created for Sparks of Hope and she has a pretty killer moveset. This witty blademaster throws her sword for power at both close and medium range. You unlock Edge once you complete the first of the two story missions on Beacon Beach, the game's first world.
How to Unlock Rabbid Rosalina the “Demotivator”
Since Sparks of Hope is expanding on many ideas from Super Mario Galaxy, it only makes sense that Rosalina would show up. Only this time, she is in Rabbid form.
Rabbid Rosalina is — like Rabbid Luigi — another character whose focus is debuffing enemy units. You will unlock Rabbid Rosalina by defeating the Spark Hunter Boss Midnite. The encounter with Midnite is at the end of Winter Palace, the game's second world.
How to Unlock Bowser the "Overseer"
The final character to unlock is Bowser, and you can do so by defeating the first boss of Palette Prime, the game's third world. When you beat the boss Bedrock, you will free Bowser from Palette Prime’s first Darkmess Tentacle and the king of Koopas will be added to your party.
And that is where every locked character in Mario+Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is found. For now, that's the entire roster but Ubisoft has already begun teasing DLC that will bring more characters to the game. Head on over to our dedicated game page for more news and guides on Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope.