Mario Nintendo Direct Announces Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit And New Game & Watch (VIDEO)
It’s hard to imagine the gaming industry without Super Mario, and now the perky plumber is celebrating his 35th anniversary. To celebrate, Nintendo felt it proper to celebrate the momentous occasion by announcing several new projects in a new Mario Nintendo Direct that celebrate Mario’s long history.
For months now, it has been rumored that classic Mario games like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine would be coming to the Switch, and the presentation confirmed that such a collection would be a reality. Aside from this, two interesting announcements included Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, and a new version of the classic Game & Watch.
Nintendo released the announcement trailers from today’s Mario Nintendo Direct on their official YouTube channel. One big announcement was the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game for Nintendo Switch, which makes use of a physical Mario Kart toy. The player can use their Nintendo Switch to remotely control the Mario Kart car, and included track arches to turn a room in their home into a fully-fledged Mario Kart race track.
A camera on the Mario Kart toy provides a live feed from the perspective of the car, which will appear on the player’s screen, along with augmented reality elements. The Mario and Luigi sets for the game will be available on October 16th.
Also announced during the Mario Nintendo Direct is a new, modern take on the classic Nintendo Game & Watch. The device uses an LCD screen, opposed to the liquid screen the old Game & Watches had, but still has the classic feel of the device. Included are playable versions of the original 1985 Super Mario Bros., as well as the Lost Levels (released in Japan only as Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES). As a bonus, the Game & Watch also functions as a Watch with “35 little touches”, as well as the original Game & Watch game “Ball”, which stars Mario. These two announcements seem to both implement new dedicated pieces of hardware for the Mario experience, while also paying tribute to the hero’s past. Thankfully, it seems that Mario Time is far from over.
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