Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

It’s almost time to upset the cat with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit you get to race an actual Mario Kart around your home and this is the mixed-reality future, people.

With Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit you remote-control a physical kart using the Nintendo Switch, racing on a track of your own devising. You can even race against up to three friends, assuming they also have Switches, karts, and are allowed into your home.

Basically, you create the circuit by driving a route of your choosing through the four numbered gates and then the game virtually populates it with pick-ups and opponents that can physically impact your kart during the race. Hit a banana peel and the actual kart will slide, hit a boost and the actual kart with scoot faster – you get it. To cater for varying motor skills, the karts have four speed levels from 50 to 200cc. You just need a space that’s about 3x4m, at least. Also, maybe hardwood floors (they don’t specify).

We haven’t seen a local price for Mario Kart Live yet, but it looks like it will be $99.99 in the US. With direct conversion, that’s currently about R1,672, but I wouldn’t trust your budget with that number.

Check out the full overview trailer below:

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is due to launch for the Nintendo Switch on 16 October 2020. The game works with both the regular Switch and the Switch Lite. Karts come in either Mario or Luigi flavour.

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