During a surprise announcement today, Nintendo revealed “Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit” — a racing game where players use their Switch to drive remote-controlled cars in an augmented reality racetrack.
Here is how Nintendo describes the game:
“The physical kart responds to boosts in-game and in the real world, stops when hitting 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.”
The mixed-reality title will be released on OCTOBER 16 and come with a Mario or Luigi RC car along with cardboard racing gates and signboards to design your raceway. Up to three friends can play together on the same course, but each will need their own Nintendo Switch, game, and cart.