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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit receives free update 2.0

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit update 2.0

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit players will be able to enjoy different new game modes on the same Switch console.

Being a technology that was probably a bit ahead of its time, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has remained in the shadow of most Nintendo releases since its introduction. That’s not only due to its high price but also because of the limited gameplay. That changes now though as Nintendo has released the update 2.0 for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which includes a slew of new content as well as multiplayer games that can be played split-screen on the same system.

Nintendo adds the Luigi Cup to Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit in this new version, as well as a new and appealing game option called Relay Race that can be played by up to four players. Perhaps most crucially, they added a new split-screen option to the multiplayer mode.

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Split-screen multiplayer races

The split-screen multiplayer races enable us to connect two karts to the same Switch console and play with a friend or family member at the same time with the screen divided in half. Since Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has a starting price of $99.99, it has been difficult for many to get the entire game to play with friends. As a result, alongside the launch of this 2.0 update, Nintendo reveals that fans may acquire the game for $40 cheaper for Black Friday.

Luigi Cup

Returning to the 2.0 version, the Luigi Cup is one of the new features. Those who take the leap will be rewarded with two new landscapes and three new types of gates that they may use to build their own tracks at home. This competition also includes the Polterust G-00 and Spooky Horn kart designs for us to personalize.

Relay Race

The multiplayer mode has also been the focus of this 2.0 version, with new modes and features being added. The Relay Race is one of the new game modes where we will be able to play in a cooperative mode for up to four people who will take turns driving a kart. This means that you can now play the game with one Switch, one game, and one kart.

Play as Princess Peach, Toad, Yoshi, and Mario or Luigi, depending on the kart chosen, in a race against Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings. Because this is a game mode that must be played on a single console, each of the four players must hold a joy-con and will be able to relieve their teammates simply by pushing a button.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is available for the Nintendo Switch for $59.99 on Black Friday.

Watch the update 2.0 trailer down below!