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The next 'Mario Kart' game for Nintendo Switch turns your living space into a race track The next version of Nintendo's popular Mario Kart series will turn your home into a race course. On the 35th anniversary of the release of the first Super Mario Bros. video game, Nintendo announced Thursday the game "Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit," a "mixed reality" game combining a physical go-kart with a virtual track. Players use a real-world Mario Kart toy car with an augmented reality camera that is steered using a Nintendo Switch. It also features gate markers to map out a course within your living space.
Once the course is built, players then start their race through the Nintendo Switch console. "We invented the initial mixed reality hardware and game prototype to really nail the exhilaration of racing in the real world with the play and feel of a video game," said Karthik Bala, CEO of Velan Studios, in a statement. "We showed the experience to Nintendo and were thrilled they saw its potential." The game with physical vehicle launches October 16. Players can choose between Mario or Luigi to play as. Mario Kart has consistently been among Nintendo's top-selling titles for its platforms.
A battle royale style game called Super Mario Bros. 35, where 35 players all play the same level to see who can survive as the last player standing. Holiday shopping: Walmart unveils 2020 hot toys list Experts weigh in: How long before the auto industry rebounds? Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on February 12, 2021. The game includes the full original Wii U game from 2013, plus what looks like a new expansion called Bowser's Fury. Nintendo says it will offer more details about Bowser's Fury later. In any case, it's up for preorder now. Preorder Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Other Preorder Guides The original Super Mario 3D World is a fantastic Mario game that, judging by Wii U sales figures, many Switch owners missed out on when it was first released. Up to four players can play simultaneously either online or locally. A power-up available in the game turns the characters into cats that can claw enemies and climb walls. Fittingly, new Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibos will arrive as a double-pack the same day the game comes out. You can read our 9.6/10 Super Mario 3D World review for more details on the game.Currently, the game is only available in physical form at Best Buy, but I expect it to pop up at the other big online retailers sometime today. When it does, I'll update the list above.As usual with Nintendo games, the standard edition is all that's available. No special editions or preorder bonuses have been announced. If they are in the future, I'll add them here.In the meantime, here are some other preorder guides. Please enjoy. Chris Reed is IGN's shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed News, views and top stories in your inbox. Don't miss our must-read newsletter Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Nintendo went all out to celebrate the 35th anniversary of gaming icon Mario and the release of Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1985. All manner of Mario madness is materialising with Nintendo releasing several special Mario games and products to mark the occasion and that will appeal to fans old and new. The news was announced to delighted fans via a special Nintendo Direct presentation dedicated to the red-clad hero. Thus confirming persistent rumours and suspicions of Mario remasters and ports coming to the Switch. Nintendo also had other announcements and tricks up their sleeves to surprise the platforming plumbers fans. Mario Game & Watch In a homage to the first Nintendo handheld the Game & Watch, rleased in the 1980s by designer Gunpei Yokoi. Nintendo unveiled the Super Mario Game & Watch, a beautiful, vintage-looking, limited edition handheld. The device features NES Classic platformer Super Mario Bros built-in. The system also features The Lost levels and a Mario themed Game & Watch ball game, and of course, it functions as a watch. Game & Watch Super Mario Bros is out 13 November. Super Mario 3D World + Bowsers Fury Super Mario 3D World, a Wii U title from 2013 and the game that bought us Cat Mario will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Brining its distinctive flavour of 3D worlds and multiplayer mayhem to the handheld system. It will also include new Content with Bowsers Fury and is coming to Switch 12 February 2021. Super Mario 35 This twist on the classic NES title functions much like Tetris 99. Playing against 35 other players simultaneously, sending any defeated enemies to other players courses and with them sending their foes to you. Using item roulette, you could gain an edge on other players and be the last Mario standing. The game launches 1 October and will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. It will also only be available for a limited time until 31 March 2021. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit This brings all the fun and madness of playing Mario Kart into the real world. Using your Nintendo Switch you can control a real remote-controlled Mario or Luigi and race any custom layout you choose, with your actions in-game affecting the real-world karts. Mario Kart Live hits the track running on 16 October. The 1993 Super Nintendo compilation of classic Mario games including Super Mario 1,2,3 and the Lost Levels is now on Super Nintendo Online collection for Switch. Allowing you to play these classics anywhere with upgraded visuals and the best part is it's out now and free for those with Nintendo Switch Online accounts. Super Mario 3D All Stars The real showstopper was Super Mario 3D All Stars. This collection features three of Mario's 3D outings bundled together including, The N64 classic Super Mario 64, the GameCube's Super Mario Sunshine and Wii outing Super Mario Galaxy all with remastered with higher resolution textures and updated to 16:9 aspect ratio to play better on the Nintendo Switch. A soundtrack of music from all three games is also included in the collection. The Collection will be available from 18 September 2020 and a digital edition will be available for a limited time until March 2021. (Image: Nintendo) Lots of other partnerships and in-game events were also announced including Special Products include · Lego Nintendo Entertainment System · Lego Super Mario · Monopoly Super Mario · Super Mario RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 Puma Trainers · BlackMilk outfit · Limited-edition and 35 anniversary and items and clothing from the Nintendo online shop Events included · Mario Kart Tour will have a Super Mario Kart Tour event, with special appearances by 16 bit SNES versions of Mario and Donkey Kong Jr from the original Super Mario Kart. · A 35th anniversary-themed Speed run course is coming to Super Mario Maker 2 in November. · In November and December, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have an in-game online tournament using Super Mario series fighters, stages and items. · A Super Mario-themed Splatfest is coming to Splatoon 2 in January 2021. · Keychains will also be available as a My Nintendo reward closer to the Splatfest. · In addition, physical Splatfest T-shirts will be available for purchase on the My Nintendo Store soon. · Super Mario-themed furniture will be available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. from March 2021 The presentation ended with a look back on the original Super Mario games and some of his various incarnations throughout the decades.