Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit gives gamers a new way to race with their friends.
The Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Live edition for Nintendo Switch allows gamers to turn their living rooms and game rooms into real race tracks. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, created in partnership with Nintendo and Velan Studios, is available Oct. 16. It uses AR technology to bring the virtual world of Mario Kart and actual world of homes together for a new experience in gaming.
“Get your engines revved up for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which launches just in time for the holidays,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’ve always dreamed of turning your living room into Rainbow Road or want to prove once and for all that you’re the fastest racer among your friends and family, we hope this new Mario Kart experience brings smiles to people of all ages.”
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit comes with one kart, with either Mario or Luigi as the driver, four gates, two arrow signboards and a USB charging cable for the kart. Software for the game can be downloaded on the Nintendo eShop and syncs with the physical kart in the game.
To set up the game, place the four gates around a room and drive through each of them in order to create a race course layout. The game invites players to be creative with course designs full of twists and turns. The game works best in a 12-by-10-foot space and most living spaces can be converted into a unique Mario Kart course. Once the gates are in place, it’s 3-2-1 Go!
In the main mode of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit in Grand Prix, racers compete against the Koopalings. It features 24 races in eight cup series. Familiar Mario Kart elements are included in every race. Mushrooms to red shells to bananas to bloopers and Bullet Bills are waiting to activate in every course.
Racers will drive through different elements, underwater, volcanic and retro areas, and face a variety of hazards and features. Collecting coins unlocks customization options. Steering assist options are available to help the kart stay on the track and help younger racers enjoy the fun.
In addition to Grand Prix mode, there are other options for racing.
Custom race mode gives players the option to add hazards and items to the courses.
Time Trials gives players the option to create a course and race against the clock.
Mirror mode turns the race course into an opposite course. Right turns become left turns and unfamiliar elements appear throughout.
Up to four players can race against each other in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit in Grand Prix of custom race modes. For more information about Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, visit https://mklive.nintendo.com/.