Although the announcement of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle might not have been the most surprising announcement of E3 2017, given that a Mario meets Rabbids game had been rumored for some time, but the reveal of the game certainly had an impact on the game’s creative director. Davide Soliani teared up as industry granddaddy Shigeru Miyamoto waxed lyrical about him and the game, and became an immediate internet sensation.
However, this wonderful scene from E3 2017 has not gone without a gentle ribbing from the rest of the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle development team. Apparently, Soliani’s reaction has done enough for the team to go ahead and get the creative director a novelty t-shirt to help cement this E3 moment in the history books.
The t-shirt itself has been emblazoned with a picture of the moment when Soliani was welling up, along with the hashtag #DontCryUbisoftMan. Soliani certainly seems to have enjoyed the novelty shirt, as the creative director took to Twitter to share this new addition to his wardrobe. The tweet itself can be seen below.
Back in Italy, the team gave me this awesome T-shirt