If you’re really into your Mario Kart and want to take it to the next level then it’s time, as this month sees Nintendo letting loose the really cool Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.
Basically, it’s a remote-control car with a camera onboard that you drive around using your Switch. Through the magic of augmented reality (AR), onscreen it looks like you’re playing the classic racer – bananas and other hazards and all – but you’re watching you and your opponents zipping around a course that you’ve designed, in your own environment.
Just set up a track with special real-world gates and the physical kart will respond to power-ups in-game and in the real world.
Plus, if Mario’s too red for you – but remember, “they” say that red goes faster – it’s also available in cool green Luigi flavour.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit releases on October 16. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.
If you’re sitting on the fence, this interview featurette with many of the brains behind the experience just may change your mind. As for us, we can’t wait to get into the next evolution of Mario Kart!