Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Overview Trailer Explains How The Game Works

The new Mario Kart will debut on Switch this month, and here's what to expect and what you'll need.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is coming to Switch on October 16, and ahead of release Nintendo has shown off exactly how the game works and what you'll get in the box. This overview trailer shows how you can build a track within your home, and the various options available to you.

There are details in the trailer about how items can change the speed of your kart in real life as well as in the game, and you can race at up to 200CC. You assemble the four cardboard gates in the box as you see fit, and then design a track by driving through them--the path you take between gates determines the track layout.

It's recommended that you have at least a 10x12ft space to work in, and although the trailer is not explicit about needing hardwood floors, there certainly hasn't been any rugs or carpet in any of the marketing materials released so far.

There are 24 grand prix races in total to complete, and there are different skins you can lay over the tracks which will affect hazards you encounter. You'll race against the Koopalings, rather than the full Mario Kart roster.

New vehicles and costumes can be unlocked as you play, so there's plenty of incentive to keep making new tracks. The full trailer is a bit over 5 minutes long, and should give you a good idea of whether or not this is something you'd enjoy--or can accommodate in your house.

Developer Velan Studios has also released a video, through Nintendo, explaining how the game came together. You can watch it below.

GameSpot recently took part in a preview session for Mario Kart Home Circuit, and here's what we learned.

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