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[Let’s Talk] What should Nintendo do next with Mario Kart?

Posted on July 29, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk

Mario Kart future

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be wrapping up its Booster Course Pass later this year, and that leaves us at an interesting point with the series. Mario Kart Tour will still be going on, but many will be wondering what will come next with the console games. It’s a safe bet at this point that Nintendo is holding off on introducing a brand new title until the Switch’s successor launches. With Mario Kart 8 first hitting Wii U in 2014, it’ll be at least a decade since the last totally original title.

Plenty of people have ideas as to what Nintendo should do with Mario Kart in the future. Some think the next game should go all out and bring in even more franchises outside of the immediate Mario space. Others think something like a more involved single-player campaign would be a good idea. Needless to say, although Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a ton of content and many believe it’s the franchise’s best, there are still plenty of directions Nintendo should go in.

So what do you think Nintendo should do next with Mario Kart? What are your ideas? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlight from last week’s topic: Pikmin 4 impressions

Stephen Yap

I just beat the main story (got a bit of a head start via the demo).

Holy cow-zooka (not a word, but I’ll make it one here). Pikmin 4 has wowed me left and right for the numerous QoL improvements and additions to the gameplay, alongside having some of the most fun and well-balanced side content I’ve ever seen for a Nintendo game on Switch as I felt that each of the modes it had on its belt always gave me fun times, especially Dandori Battles, which are an absolute blessing to me for the sole fact that I can finally play against a bot (I tried to get my baby bro play 2-P Battle Mode and Bingo Battle with me in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3 (Deluxe), but he could never seem to wrap his head around the series’ gameplay).

There’s a lot for me to unpack here and praise, but all-in-all after the rather brief feelings I had for Pikmin 3 (Deluxe), Pikmin 4 felt like the real “Pikmin 3” I longed for.

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