Nintendo has announced Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a new Mario Kart game that brings the fun of the series to the real world by using Switch to race against opponents with a physical kart. It will launch for Switch on October 16 in “Mario Set” or “Luigi Set” for $99.99.
Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo and Nintendo.com:
Created in partnership with Velan Studios, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings the fun of the Mario Kart series into the real world by using a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite system to race against opponents using a physical Kart. 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. 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 customizations and costumes for Mario or Luigi, and play with up to four players in local multiplayer mode.
- Control a real-life Mario Kart with Nintendo Switch and watch it come to life in the game! – Race a real-world Mario Kart through your home! Use the Nintendo Switch system to control your kart and watch as it reacts to what’s happening in the game as you boost and drift to victory. Your in-home course comes to life on-screen with a view from right behind the driver’s seat.
- Turn your home into a Mario Kart course of your design – Place gates and customize courses* in the real world, then see them come alive with different in-game environments like jungles and snowscapes and obstacles like Piranha Plants. Use objects from around the house to customize your courses and add challenge, then watch the game transform your home into the Mario Kart world.
- Zoom around the house with up to three friends – Bring along some friends to race around your custom course in Custom Race or Grand Prix! Just make sure each player has their own Nintendo Switch system, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game and a Mario kart or Luigi kart.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.