Let's be honest - none of us expected Nintendo's next Mario Kart title to use real RC cars and augmented reality.
That's not the only different thing about Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit compared to the mainline series. The racers in this upcoming release will also be able to wear costumes. Something that we haven't really seen before.
Nintendo's Japanese Mario account on Twitter has now shared a look at some of these outfits. There's Mario in a pirate and safari outfit, and Luigi is dressed up as a cowboy. We've also got some additional screenshots - check out that old school Goomba on display!
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit launches on the Nintendo Switch on 16th October and will support up to four players. Will you be returning to the track when it arrives? Tell us down below.
[source twitter.com, via nintendowire.com]
Forget F-Zero! We have IRL Mario Kart!
@Wavey84 The karts just slow down when hit, and don’t spin in the trailer
@MasterJay imagine the nausea inducing effect everytime you get hit by something XD
@fafonio Yeah, spinning definitely wouldn’t translate well into this style.
@Wavey84 forget that... Imagine quickly spinning in a semi third person perspective.... I can already see all the living rooms with vomit everywhere
The bundle should be consist:
1. The game in physical
2. The vehicle (like Pokemon,it could be Mario or Luigi or Yoshi)
3. The Gates
4. Stickers or something else
@Wavey84 eeerr.... not they wont... they are physical RC cars.
Grabbed the Mario and Luigi sets from Walmart. Should be fun. Wish there were more characters, and of course a physical cartridge would be nice.
Wait, is that Small Mario in the 4th screenshot?
Now this looks like a Mario game actually worth playing!
@IpwnedU123 It looks like it would get old fast to me.
@Clyde_Radcliffe Possibly, but at least it is something new.
The addition of costumes makes me think the actual game is going to be a bit bare bones so they’ve got to add variety somewhere. How many tracks will be possible? Can we make tournaments? Can we add themes to the tracks like adding backdrops from Mario Raceway, Bowser’s Castle, Wario Stadium etc? Costumes are welcome but these are the questions I really want to know before slapping hundreds down on 2 karts.
This looks so much fun, got this for my son's 4th birthday and he's going to love it
Much as I love Mario Kart, even if this gets 10/10 across the board, it's not for me. £100 for a single-player game that I don't have the space to play to its full potential? If I was going to invest in something like that I'd pick up psvr when it comes on offer.
we have a big enough room easy but it's just been carpeted. Would be handy for them to sell a modular track similar to Anki Overdrive
Is it just me, or is it really hard to see the actual track in all those views?
@JohnnyC Your PS game may cost that much in the near future and no additional toy either!
@dew12333 Seeing as the usual black friday psvr bundle comes with 5 decent games, pound for pound there's no contest. Top quality ps games (including vr) are often on sale for less than a tenner on ps store too. Agreed, all may change in the future, but right now if I was investing in an expensive peripheral it would more likely be psvr than this, as it works better in the space I've got available and I can see myself getting more use out of it. For Mario Kart, I'll stick with 8 Deluxe until a new mainline entry comes out.
has anyone got this yet. is it easy to control the car?
I fully expect there to be a direct or further videos released on this game before release. So I am sure they will show off the menu and upgrades/unlockables, etc.
Frankly not putting a cart in the box just saves Nintendo money. And I fully expect this game to be a service based model (assuming it sells well enough) where we will see more karts/characters, cardboard track decorations, etc. And in addition they will keep adding content into the software like new track themes, costumes for the drivers and track hazards.
One idea I had would be to incorporate the mario series amiibos into the course. So if they sold a cardboard stand where you can place your amiibos and the game will be able to recognize them and add through AR them cheering and fireworks and stuff. Maybe even that gives you a free boost or something.
The other thing that would be a nice touch is integrate the Labo driving kit to allow you to control the karts. This can work in TV mode and handheld. That way you get more of a feeling of really driving the kart around your course and of course it's just adding all the gimmicks into one game.
@beazlen1 As far as we know right now there is infinite course designs on a flat plane. The only limitation is your space and imagination.
As for course themes I would imagine the game will launch with small handful and then add more through free DLC overtime as well as other physical items to purchase. Now this assumes it sells this holiday. If not enough people buy it, then I expect we get a small update and bug fixes and that's it.
@Anti-Matter ofcourse not, since than you would pay for extra copies if you buy more carts..
(maybe the game should be dlc for mario kart anyway?)
Game will be released on October 2020.
Read the release date carefully.
And of course nobody here have bought the game on this month.
@Anti-Matter have you got any videos of it with game play? i already saw it in the trailer video.
Of course NO !
The game has NOT been released yet so there is NO gameplay videos of Mario Kart Live.
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