Been a while since we’ve seen a new Mario Kart game. The most recent significant release was Mario Kart 8, which was first published for the Nintendo Wii U in 2014, and then an improved Deluxe edition was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, so we’re not sure whether that counts.
Those who are hoping for a new big title in the series to be published soon may be in luck. Dr. Serkan Toto, a gaming expert, revealed in a forecast for Gamesindustry.biz that Mario Kart 9 is probably in production, and that Nintendo might tease the game later this year.
The expert goes on to say that the game would include a new twist, which isn’t really surprising given how Nintendo normally incorporates new aspects in new games to help keep things fresh and exciting. In some of the earlier releases, for example, two-character karts and anti-gravity elements were introduced.
We don’t know whether the new Mario Kart 9 will be released on the Switch or the Switch’s following generation. There have long been rumours that Nintendo is working on a “Pro” version of the system, which the company has repeatedly denied. However, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S already on the market, it’s reasonable to assume that Nintendo is working on new hardware to stay up.
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