Nintendo announced on Thursday (3) that it will launch a kind of real-life Mario Kart, which has the name of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and uses remote control carts with a camera attached to the front that compete in races inside the player’s home, with a lot of use of augmented reality.
The idea of the game is to create a kind of autorama with augmented reality and the complete fight with throwable items that happens inside any game in the franchise Mario Kart, on tracks that can be almost anywhere in the home of the player. All with support for local multiplayer with up to four players at the same time.
The most interesting thing is that the items that are collected and used affect the other karts that are in dispute. So if a player picks up the red or blue hull and plays on his opponent, the real little kart that is the target will stop running during the time that in the virtual game the character was hit.
To create the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit the game box delivers some gates and turn signals, which are interpreted by the carts’ camera and must first go through all four gates. When the player passes through the first gate again, the route is closed and drawn, allowing all other players to participate in the race – as long as each player plays with their own Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will be launched internationally on October 16, with a suggested retail price of US $ 99.99 for the kit with four gates, two turn signals, a USB-C cable to recharge the battery of the small kart and the kart, which can be Luigi or Mario.
There is no forecast for launching the game in Brazil.
With information: Nintendo.