Ubisoft offi­cial­ly announced the Mario + Rab­bids: Sparks of Hope sequel at its Ubisoft For­ward E3 2021 pre­sen­ta­tion. This con­fir­ma­tion has come after the game leaked on Nin­ten­do’s web­site ear­li­er on Saturday.

The sequel is set to arrive in 2022, with char­ac­ters like Mario, Lui­gi, Princess Peach, Rab­bid Peach, Rab­bid Lui­gi, and more. They’re on a “galac­tic jour­ney to defeat a malev­o­lent enti­ty and save your Spark com­pan­ions.” The game’s descrip­tion con­tin­ues: “Explore plan­ets through­out the galaxy as you uncov­er mys­te­ri­ous secrets and com­pelling quests!”

Sparks are the name of the new char­ac­ters formed by Lumas and Rab­bids fus­ing togeth­er. Mario and his com­pan­ions are trav­el­ing the galaxy to save plan­ets, res­cue the Sparks, and defeat the evil Cursa.

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks Of Hope Confirmed During Ubisoft Forward

There will be nine char­ac­ters at launch, along with new boss­es and “some famil­iar ene­mies” to bat­tle. Play­ers will be tasked with res­cu­ing “adorable Sparks” who live through­out the galaxy, and who give you “dis­tinct pow­ers” to use in battle.

The com­bat sys­tem in Sparks of Hope is new as well. Bat­tles are done through real-time action and turn-based tac­tics, which dif­fers from the orig­i­nal King­dom Bat­tle. “You can move freely in a des­ig­nat­ed area and take cov­er, team jump on your allies, or dash at your ene­mies, all in real time with­in the Hero’s turn,” Ubisoft said.

You can check out both the cin­e­mat­ic and a game­play sneak peek for Mario + Rab­bids: Sparks of Hope, below.