Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit wasn't the only racer discussed during Super Mario's 35th anniversary Direct. In addition to this, Nintendo announced a special new "Super" Mario Kart Tour event fueled by nostalgia.
This event runs from 8th September (that's next week) until 22nd September and will feature special appearances from Mario (Super NES) and Donkey Kong Jr. (Super NES) from the original Super Mario Kart game, which was released in 1992.
If you would like to get to know these two particular characters a little bit better before this retro event starts, you can always check out the original Super Mario Kart game via the Nintendo Switch Online SNES service.
To see various other recent updates to Mario Kart Tour on mobile, view the game's official Twitter page. Will you be returning to the track when Mario and Donkey Kong Jr., arrive next week? Tell us below.