Published: Mon, October 19, 2020
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Nintendo x Puma Take Inspiration From Mario's 3D Adventures With New Collection

Nintendo x Puma Take Inspiration From Mario's 3D Adventures With New Collection

Last month when Nintendo announced new games, accessories, and merchandise to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise, there was nothing more exciting than hearing about Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

The visuals on the Switch screen still include in-game Mario Kart environments like jungles and snowscapes, and since the kart is controlled by the console, players can use special moves - like boosts and green turtle shells - as they normally would. The package also comes with four gates for assembling your tracks, some arrow signboards, a USB charging cable for the kart, and a big ol' cardboard box to fit it all in.

There is, however, another group of animals that seem a bit more interested in Mario Kart Live: dogs.

This is because Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an online-only game that requires you to download it from the Nintendo eShop.

Can you buy a physical Mario Kart Live cartridge?

Universal Studios Japan held a media-only opening ceremony today for its new Mario Cafe & Store, which will be open to the public from October 16. Race in different Grand Prix Cups to unlock customization options for your own Custom Race, or play with up to 3 friends as you race for the finish line. Cats, the ferocious beasts they are, are no match for the karts, however: I've seen plenty of clips online where cats chase and pounce on Mario and Luigi. Nintendo now doesn't ship any bundles of Mario Kart Live with a physical cartridge, and while the actual sets contain a bunch of items including the kart, gates, and wires, the cartridge is missing. If you haven't pre-ordered, you can find the best deals and cheapest prices further down the page.

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