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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Is Nintendo’s Biggest AR Game Yet

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit can be purchase in the United States as of today. You can pick up either the Mario or Luigi Set from both Best Buy and Amazon for $99.99.

This is about 40% more expensive than the average Switch video game, but it’s not your average Switch release to begin with. That’s because Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is Nintendo’s biggest augmented reality game to date.

The package includes camera-equipped karts which you can control using your Switch handheld gaming console. Yes, that means the actual race track is whatever you come up with in your own home. Series’ staples such as power-ups, booster pads, and environmental hazards are all a part of this interactive experience, as well.

The actual technology comes down to your Switch hooking up to a Home Circuit kart directly via Wi-Fi. Meaning this may be a good reason to invest in a better home router, or at least a mesh network extension, as low latency is paramount to a good experience here.

Naturally, you’ll need more than one Switch if you want to race against your friends. Switch owners in Europe and other parts of the world will be able to purchase Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit in the coming weeks, as well.

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