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New Mario Kart Game Lets You Drive Around Your House

Dominic Smithers

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New Mario Kart Game Lets You Drive Around Your House

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo has announced an exciting new game for the Switch that allows players to race around their own homes.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit uses Augmented Reality race cars and turns players' living rooms or bedrooms into circuits.

Once you're set up, the cars and the virtual racecourse appear on the console's screen, just like the classic Mario Kart game.

Nintendo's official description reads: "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."

Mario Live: Home Circuit will launch on 16 October and will be available in two varieties - Mario and Luigi - for £99 in the UK and $99 in the US.

The gaming giant has announced that it will be re-releasing a series of classic games, including Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 3D World.

Nintendo announced earlier today that Super Mario 64 is making a return. Credit: Nintendo
Nintendo announced earlier today that Super Mario 64 is making a return. Credit: Nintendo

The exciting news comes as part of Nintendo's 35th anniversary celebration of the Super Mario Bros series.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch on 18 September, with a limited run until around 31 March 2021.

Nintendo has also announced it is releasing and enhanced version of the Wii U game Super Mario 3D World for Switch on 12 February 2021.

And if that wasn't enough, there's more.

Nintendo has also today (3 September) re-released Super Mario All-Stars, the Super NES collection which boasts remastered versions of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3.

In a press release, a spokesperson for Nintendo said: "The exciting package also includes Super Mario Bros. 35... a Mario-themed battle royale."

Nintendo expanded: "Welcome to Super Mario Bros.... with 35 players. In this competitive online battle game, 35 players will compete to be the last Mario standing... or running.

"Enemies defeated will be sent to other players' courses, but that also works the other way around! Players can activate special items to try and outpace their opponents."

Super Mario Bros. 35 will be available to play on the Nintendo Switch on 1 October as a digital freebie for online members.

Topics: Entertainment, Nintendo

Dominic Smithers
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