Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit puts the races in your living room via AR

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Summary

  • How Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will work
  • We will find the strengths of the franchise

Nintendo announces the release in October of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit on the Switch, an original concept game combining physical toys and augmented reality (AR).

It is therefore the last immersive invention of the Japanese to amuse his fans after the Labo VR Kit. And this novelty seems well placed to satisfy the most demanding. Indeed, it will be about driving the karts of the franchise Mario Kart through his house.



How Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will work

Miniature vehicles carry a camera strategically placed above the characters' heads. To delimit the circuit, all you have to do is run your kart on the desired route in the room. All this will of course be done via the Nintendo Switch which acts as a remote control. It will also be necessary to place four portals through which it will be necessary to pass.

But the karts from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit aren't just going to compete on your living room floor. Indeed, an AR overlay will enhance your interior on the screen. You can therefore run at full speed in the middle of a desert or at the bottom of the ocean.

 

We will find the strengths of the franchise

Of course, Home Circuit wouldn't be a Mario Kart game without the ability to compete against your friends. It therefore includes a multiplayer mode locally for up to four competitors.

On the other hand, everyone will have to have their own kart, their own Switch and a copy of the software. Otherwise, you can also race against the Koopalings.



But we will also find on the circuit the weapons and other items emblems of the Mario Kart franchise. Better, their effects will not be limited to the screen since in real life, the kart will accelerate, stop or slow down depending on what is happening virtually.


Find out more in this trailer:


Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit sortira October 16 at the price of 99 euros. Two sets, Mario and Luigi, will be available on that date, including a kart, four portals, two arrows and a USB cable for charging. The software will be available for free download from Nintendo eShop from launch.



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