Mario Kart Live Home Circuit

While Nintendo's Super Mario Game & Watch was perhaps the biggest left-field announcement we had yesterday, it was Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit which perhaps caused the most surprise.

The mere notion of marrying the popular Mario Kart franchise with remote control cars seems like a licence to print money, and given that each pack costs £100 (and you'll need to double that total if you want two-player action, and times it by four if you want the full complement of players), it's clear that Nintendo is going to make some serious bank with this release.

However, it would seem that the vast majority of the cost from Nintendo's perspective is going on that fancy RC car, which comes complete with a camera which streams live video to your Switch. Mario Kart Live, despite costing just under one hundred British pounds, does not ship with a physical game card. Instead, you'll have to download the game from the eShop.

Check out the close-up shot below – it clearly says "download instructions included":


Nintendo's official page for the game says the following:

The Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit software will be available as a free download from Nintendo eShop and from this website from 16/10/2020.

Will this news impact your purchasing choice? Or has the cost of Mario Kart Live already put you off? Let us know with a comment.