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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit gets a surprise multiplayer update

Nintendo Switch AR racing game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has received a surprise free update that adds split screen multiplayer.

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Nintendo Switch AR racing game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has received a surprise free update that adds split-screen multiplayer.

Nintendo has released a new update for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit that adds multiplayer split-screen and relay race modes, plus a new Luigi Cup to compete in.

In Relay Race mode, up to four players can take turns driving one kart. Split-screen multiplayer requires two kart seats and two Joy-Cons or Pro Controllers, but only one Nintendo Switch console, which displays the feed from both karts on one screen.

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Take a look at the features in the Version 2.0 Trailer. You can find out more about the making of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit in our GDC report from earlier this year.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Ver. 2.0.0 Update Patch Notes

Additional Features

  • Luigi Cup was added to Grand Prix. Fulfill certain conditions in Luigi Cup to acquire two new Environments and three new Gate Types to use in Course Creation.
  • The POLTERGUST G-00 and SPOOKY HORN have been added to Kart Customization in game. Acquire them by fulfilling certain conditions in Luigi Cup.
  • Relay Race was added to Multiplayer. This is a cooperative mode where up to four players take turns driving one kart, playing as Princess Peach, Toad, Yoshi, and Mario/Luigi (depending on the kart used) against Bowser Jr., and the Koopalings.
    • Enough controllers to match the number of players is required to play Relay Race.
  • Split Screen was added to Multiplayer. Connect two karts to one Nintendo Switch console, to play together at the same time. The video feed from the karts will be divided onto the screen, allowing two feeds to be displayed at once.
    • Playing Split Screen requires two karts, and two Joy-Con, or Pro controllers.

General Fixes

  • Adjustments made to enhance the play experience of the game.

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