Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is set to release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 16. But it’s not your typical video game. It’s an actual remote-controlled Mario Kart car that you control with your Nintendo Switch. The car has a camera mounted on it, and the feed is beamed to your Switch, along with a layer of augmented reality images to turn the real world into a Mario Kart level.
Preorder Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
- Walmart – Mario Set | Luigi Set – Preorder for $99.99
- Amazon – Mario Set | Luigi Set – Coming Soon
- Best Buy – Mario Set | Luigi Set – Coming Soon
Two versions of the set are available, one featuring Mario and the other featuring Luigi. With two Nintendo Switches, you and another player can each control a car and race each other. Check back if your preferred retailer doesn’t have the listing live yet.
In addition to the remote control Mario Kart car, each set also includes four cardboard gates you can set up in your space to help form the track. Once everything’s in place, you can race against another player, or just play against augmented-reality Koopalings on the screen. Winning matches goes toward unlocking new skins and course designs.
When playing with two of the sets, you can even use in-game items like shells and bananas to take your real-life opponent out of the race momentarily. When a kart gets hit by an object in the game, the toy stops in real life for a brief period of time. It’s pretty neat.
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