According to reports, a new Mario Kart game is on its way, and this time Mario may have some new tricks up his sleeve. According to Serkan Toto, an analyst at Kantan Games, Mario Kart 9 it is in “active development” and will come with a “new twist”. He shared his comments as part of an article on game predictions for 2022 for Gamesindustry.biz.
Nintendo released Mario Kart 8 for Wii U in 2014, which was updated with additional content to bring us Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. In 2019, Nintendo also released Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices, but the franchise has been relatively quiet ever since.
A new Mario Kart seems like a no-brainer, given how well the series has sold for Nintendo. Mario Kart has been the best-selling game on Nintendo 3DS, Wii (with the exception of the Wii Sports bundle), Wii U, and Nintendo Switch, selling more than 100 million copies on those platforms, according to Nintendo sales data.
Mario Kart 9 and his new twist
As for what the “new twist” would be for Mario Kart 9, Toto had no further comment. However, Nintendo has done its fair share of playing Mario Kart and its other racing games.
In 2020, Nintendo released Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which allowed fans to compete with real-life Mario Kart toys in their living rooms. Nintendo also released Nintendo Labo for the Switch, which brought its own cardboard racing peripheral that was compatible with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
As for timing, Toto predicted that Nintendo could preview the game this year. So it looks like we won’t be waiting that long for the next Mario Kart announcement.
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