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A pair of super surprises

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. © Nintendo.

At a surprise announcement on Thursday, Nintendo unveiled two hardware releases: an unexpected Game & Watch and a Mario Kart game of radio-controlled cars driven around in augmented reality. If you’re too young to remember, way back in the ’80s, the Game & Watch was a series of handheld electronic games with an LCD screen. This throwback Game & Watch comes with a color LCD display and Super Mario Bros., in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary. It will be available in limited numbers in November, for USD50. The other surprise is Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, an augmented reality race car game where drivers use Switch to drive radio-controlled cars mounted with cameras. In the video below, the game seems to keep the kids amused, but we suspect that adult kids will also race to get it. Home Circuit should be available on 16 October. The cars will come in two models, the Mario and the Luigi, for USD100 each.

YouTube, “Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch.”

The Verge, Chaim Gartenberg, “Nintendo is releasing a 35th anniversary Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch.”

The Verge, Andrew Webster, “Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a Switch racer that uses RC cars.”


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by Laurent Gloaguen.
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