August 1, 2021

New Mario Kart works with real racing cars – News

Nintendo continues to come up with innovative games for the Switch. A testament to this is the new Mario Kart title coming out on October 16 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The game is played with real racing cars.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, as the new Switch title is called, comes with a real ‘remote car’ that is controlled via the game console. Players can choose between the red car with Mario or the green car in which Luigi gets behind the wheel. Also in the package: four ports, two direction signs and a USB cable to charge the car every now and then.

Virtual circuit

With the gates, a circuit can be mapped out in the living room or any room with a layout according to your wishes. This is done simply by following the desired route with the car once, under the gates. This results in the game in a virtual circuit around the tables and chairs, on which you can actually race.

The racing experience itself does not differ much from the other Mario Kart games for the Switch: via a camera in the car it seems as if you are actually in the car yourself, and through augmented reality all classic game elements (opponents, boosts, obstacles , …) draped over the real world. Gamers can race alone or compete against up to three other players in local multiplayer.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will be on sale October 16. Nintendo has not disclosed a target price, but according to tech site The Verge, it fluctuates around 100 dollars (about 85 euros) per set.

Watch the trailer for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit below.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, as the new Switch title is called, comes with a real ‘remote car’ that is controlled via the game console. Players can choose between the red car with Mario or the green car in which Luigi gets behind the wheel. Also in the package: four gates, two directional signs and a USB cable to charge the car every now and then. With the gates, a circuit can be mapped out in the living room or any room with a layout to your liking. This is done simply by following the desired route with the car once, under the gates. This results in the game in a virtual circuit around the tables and chairs, on which you can then actually race. The racing experience itself does not differ much from the other Mario Kart games for the Switch: via a camera in the car it looks like you are actually in the cart, and by means of augmented reality all classic game elements (opponents, boosts, obstacles, …) are draped over the real world. Gamers can race alone or compete against up to three other players in local multiplayer mode. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will be available for purchase on October 16. Nintendo has not disclosed a target price, but according to tech site The Verge it fluctuates around 100 dollars (about 85 euros) per set. Watch the trailer for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit below.

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