Switch fans have been waiting patiently for Mario Kart 9 for some time now. We let the fact that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was a Wii U game brought to the Switch; we just wanted a Switch racing game, for crying out loud!
Still, the pull of new mazza-multiplayer-mayhem has players on tenterhooks, and we might not have to wait as long as we first thought. Could the list of Mario multiplayer games be about to grow?
Here’s what we know!
We love a good rumour here at Retro Dodo, and talk of Mario Kart 9 dropping in 2021 could be the tonic everyone needs after a terrible 2020.
2020 was the equivalent of having a Blooper ink up your vision while falling on a banana skin and sitting on a blue shell, and no one wants that again!
Everything We Know About Mario Kart 9
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe still sells faster than Toad’s special mushroom burgers at Peach’s holiday cookout, which is probably why Nintendo didn’t release Mario Kart 9 back in 2020. Still, that game first came out 6-years-ago on the Wii-U, which means it’s time for a change.
2020 was jam-packed full of rumours for a new Mario game, though none of them came to fruition. That makes Mario Kart 9 dropping this year even more likely, especially now the Metroid Prime 4 Release Date has leaked along with other titles such as the Ocarina of Time Switch edition.
So what’s going to change? Well, after the huge success of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, word on the street is that characters from multiple franchises will be available.
We’re talking Marth racing Pac-Man, Banjo racing Pikachu, and Little Mac racing Sonic.
This promises to be the best racing game of our freakin’ lives!
What Is The Mario Kart 9 Release Date
Sources close to Ninty and Mazza claim the new game is finished and ready to go. That means players racing around new tracks with new characters as early as Q3 2021.
Please, let it be true!
New Mario Kart 9 Features
Nintendo hasn’t changed the Mario Kart formula for many-a-year now. Ok, there was that short blip with Double Dash, but the same ‘race, fire shell, gloat at mates’ system has been the core to every game since the SNES.
Now, however, talk of new features such as tackling other opponents SSX Tricky-style is on the cards, as well a boosting via shaking Joycon remotes as opposed to finding red mushrooms.
What better game to launch with the new Nintendo Switch Pro!
Regular readers know how these articles play out. This information comes from an anonymous source, but anonymous sources often prove to be right on the mark with these things.
As ever, keep checking back for more information as this story unfolds!