Mario Kart Live: Home Circuits will allow players to experience all the fun of the iconic video game in the real world in the form of an augmented reality game that allows players to control their very own remote control kart on custom courses set up at home.
The game will ship with either a Mario-themed kart or a Luigi-themed one and was developed in partnership with a new New York-based studio called Velan Studios as part of the Super Mario Bros' 35th anniversary celebrations.
As seen in the trailer, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a racing game which sees players use their Switch to drive remote-controlled cars. The cars, along with the virtual racecourse, then appear on the Switch's screen, and you are able to race against virtual opponents on tracks that wind around real-life obstacles.
"The physical kart responds to boosts in-game and in the real world, stops when hit with an item and can be affected in different ways depending on the race," Nintendo describes (via The Verge).
"Players place gates to create a custom course layout in their home, where the only limit is their imagination. Race against Koopalings in Grand Prix, unlock a variety of course customisations and costumes for Mario or Luigi, and play with up to four players in local multiplayer mode."
The game is set to launch on October 16 and is available to pre-order now. Each set will cost £99.99 in the UK, or $99.99 in the US.
The news of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was announced alongside Nintendo's confirmation that some classic Mario games will be coming to the Switch for a limited time only.
From September 18, Mario fans will be able to pick up Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy in the new Super Mario 3D All-Stars game package.
However, there will only be a limited number of physical copies available, while the digital version will only be available until March 2021 too so if you want to get your hands on a copy, be sure to act quickly.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will launch on October 16.
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