Wait, is Rosalina evil in Mario + Rabbids?  the internet seems to think so

Wait, is Rosalina evil in Mario + Rabbids? the internet seems to think so

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Cursa
Picture: Ubisoft

The Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope story trailer dropped yesterday and gave us a bunch of extra footage of all the characters we’ll get to see when the game hits Switch on October 20th. In addition to the classic team, the Lumas Rabbits and the new Bowser, the trailer seems to tease the presence of another Mario all star (if you’ll forgive me the pun) and she may not be as friendly as we’ve seen her in the past.

If you couldn’t guess from our stellar Hint above (or, indeed, from the title), many seem to think that Rosalina might have a role in the latest tactics game, but not as a hero.

Expressed in an enthusiastic tweet from @OnTheDownLoThothe Twitter user posts a small section of the trailer showing Cursa (the game’s main villain) ripping off the Lumas Rabbits before red-eying and crushing them in his galaxy-shaped hand.

Watching the clip, you might be thinking, “hmm, now where have I seen that blue eye before?” The answer may well come from Super Mario Galaxy Observatory Overseer Rosalina. This friendly blue eye certainly matches that of the space princess. “But wait, what’s in the middle of Cursa’s chest?” we hear you ask – it’s true, it’s a star! Where have we seen a character with a star on their chest before? BoomRosaline again.

Perhaps the biggest clue to Sparks of Hope’s Rosa-mean-a twist is Cursa’s galaxy filled arm and hand. Admittedly, blue is not an uncommon eye color in video games and we guess someone else could have a garment with a star on the chest, but how many characters can transform into an Eternity galaxy blob? Not that many.

If you remember Super Mario Galaxy 2, you might remember the cosmic spirit Rosalina (see below) who has a habit of getting a bit galactic. She too has a history with growing up, like, really big. The end of Mario Galaxy proved that, with Mario becoming nothing more than a petty plumber next to Rosalina’s hulking form.

Cursa’s slight hesitation before smashing the Lumas into pulp may hint that there’s still some goodness left in her, though crushing your friends in your hands is usually a pretty unforgivable move.

The question remains as to why Rosalina turned to the dark side. Twitter, of course, has its theories, with @Despair_ReRuns connecting Cursa to the manipulation power of the MegaBug in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

Whether it’s a tie-in to the previous game in the series or a load of old buffs from the start, we’re excited to hear if Rosalina will be making her galactic return in Sparks of Hope.

What do you think of this theory? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!

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