Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Comes Out in October

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Comes Out in October

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A new, and very unique, Mario Kart title is on the way. 

Nintendo has announced Mario Kart Live Home Circuit. The game was shown off during the special Mario 35th Anniversary Nintendo Direct presentation. The game is much different from previous Mario Kart titles, as it is an AR game. Players drive physical karts (which come in Mario and Luigi variants), which shows up on the screens of their Switch. Gamers can use special gates to set up courses in their homes, and race within their custom made tracks. The game's reveal trailer showed that gamers can either make simple oval shaped tracks, or get very creative and create wild tracks that snake around the play space. 

The Mario Kart Live Home Circuit reveal also showed the use of power-ups. When a mushroom was used for a boost, the physical kart itself also sped up. It was also shown that players will be able to use red shells, bananas, and blue shells, and more, which stop karts in their place. Players can either race against digital Koopalings, or play up to four players locally, though each player will need their own game, system, and kart (thanks Polygon). Gamers can also unlock a variety of course customizations and costumes for their racers. 

A number of Mario content was revealed today during today's Direct presentation. Nintendo also announced Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury for the Nintendo Switch. The game will release on February 12th, 2021. The game will include the full Wii U title, as well as what seems to be an expansion that was very briefly teased during the game's reveal. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury will keep the local co-op from the original title, but will now also include online multiplayer. It was announced that two new amiibo, Cat Mario and Cat Peach, will release alongside the game. 

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit will release for the Nintendo Switch on October 16th. 

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