Yes, you heard right. Mario’s unlikely RPG crossover with Ubisoft’s Rabbids is real, and it’s been announced as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto took to the stage and spoke alongside Ubisoft’s developers. According to his onstage speech, Nintendo and Ubisoft developed this collaboration as a “Mario game that has never been made before.”

Miyamoto is quite right. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle isn’t like any previous Mario RPG title we’ve ever seen. Instead, you might be surprised to learn that this game has more in common with tactical strategy RPGs like X-COM and Codename: Steam.

Join Mario, Luigi, Peach, and their Rabbid counterparts on an adventure against mischievous Rabbids who have allied with Mushroom Kingdom enemies. You’ll use blasters and all sorts of weaponry in battle against these foes, and you’ll also need to move and use position yourself strategically in battle.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has spent over three years in development. This neat collaboration project will finally release on August 29th as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.