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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

The ability to drift is a staple of the Mario Kart series. However, for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, the feature wasn’t always a sure thing to be included.

In a recent blog post, Velan Studios Karthik Bala co-founder noted how adding drift initially seemed “impossible”. But the functionality eventually found its way in following a “late-project weekend experiment at Velan, with some suggestions from the Nintendo team”.

Bala wrote about including drift:

My Nintendo has updated in North America with a trio of physical rewards. Two are for Pikmin 3 Deluxe and a third is for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

The full list is as follows:

Nintendo has issued an update for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Version 1.0.1 has started distribution, which adjusts the kart camera settings so that the game can be more easily played indoors with strong light.

Nintendo says that after installing the patch, the kart itself will be updated when its connected to the game.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is available now on Switch.

Nintendo is celebrating today’s arrival of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit on Switch with a new launch trailer. Check out the video below.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit launches today on Switch.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit releases tomorrow and is already out in Japan. This iteration of Mario Kart makes the series’ gameplay come alive and Nintendo has shared some tips on how to elevate the experience.

To start, Nintendo lists that the guard rails and in-game signs can be replaced by printing new ones. There is no special proprietary element to the ones provided and if any are lost, they can just be printed out and will still show up in the game. They even include a pdf for all the signs and markings.


The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta show off gameplay from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Check out the full episode below.

With a couple of days to go until launch, the first reviews for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit are starting to drop. We’ve rounded up some of the initial verdicts below.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit won’t be out until next week, but we have a new look at the game in action. That comes courtesy of the game’s fully-opened Japanese website, which shows off all 24 Grand Prix tracks.

In Grand Prix, players will go up against the Koopalings in eight Grand Prix cup. With three tracks each, there are 24 races in total.

The following cups are included:

Nintendo has uploaded a new commercial for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit to promote its release next week. Get a look at the advert below.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is slated for October 16 on Switch.

GameXplain has shared another batch of details for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. We have confirmation that the game works with most carpets, additional information about the battery life, and more.

Here’s the full roundup: