Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle players can take part in competitive action with their friends from tomorrow with the free ‘Versus Mode’ update.

The critically-acclaimed game receives a free update – a new local Versus mode where two players will use their tactical skills to play against each other on the same screen (sharing a pair of Joy-Con™ controllers or using the Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controllers) to fight on unique and evolving battlefields.

Players will freely pick three different heroes from amongst the eight from the main game. For each character, the player will choose from among three unique pre-sets, with specific statistics and skills to create their own strategy.

Surprising and random bonus items are available on the battlefields, conferring additional actions, double damage or other advantages to the player who collects them.

Every battle can be customised with various settings, from adding a timer or limiting the number of turns of the battle, to removing all the items for a pure tactical experience

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is out now on the Nintendo Switch. Find out what we thought of it in our review through this link.