Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Skids Into Your Living Room Soon

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit turns Mario Kart into a mixed reality experience for high-speed races in your own room.

Mario Kart puts the pedal to the metal on October 16 with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which is set to retail for $99. Nintendo announced the mixed reality Mario Kart game during a special Mario-themed Nintendo Direct as part of the Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary in 2020.

Mario Kart Live uses a real kart, either Mario's or Luigi's, equipped with an AR camera. Players then use gates and other barriers to set up any kind of course they can think of in their home, and then start the race using a Nintendo Switch system.

The kart moves around in real life on its own as the race progresses on the Switch. Obstacles and items of the usual Mario Kart variety encountered in the game affect the kart's progress around the course. Grabbing a Mushroom in the game boosts the physical kart's speed.

Mario Kart Live supports local multiplayer for up to four players, and there are solo races against the Koopalings for single-player mode. Either way, Mario Kart Live features multiple unlockable customizations, like costumes for Mario and Luigi or new items to customize courses with.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit releases October 16 for $99. Each player needs their own kart for multiplayer, but the accompanying game software will be available as a free download on the Switch eShop. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Mario Kart Live news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Sep. 3rd 2020

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