While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to enjoy great popularity, the next part of the racing franchise is said to be already in development. Analysts assume that Mario Kart 9 will be announced for the Nintendo Switch consoles later this year.
Almost eight years after the first release of Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo’s Wii U and the deluxe version (2017) based on it for the Nintendo Switch, the Japanese company could present an official successor this year. The often well-informed analyst Serkan Toto via Games industry assumes that Mario Kart 9 is already in active development. In addition, Nintendo should also go up in the area of smartphone games related to Mario Kart Tour.
Nintendo community seems excited
Toto in his outlook for the gaming year 2022: “I know that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still selling very well on the Nintendo Switch, but Mario Kart 9 is in active development (and comes with a new twist) and Nintendo could announce it this year. In the mobile device space, Nintendo has been very quiet since the release of Mario Kart Tour in 2019, but I think we’ll see an established IP on smart devices again in 2022. ” It is not yet known what “twist” it is. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe brought new anti-gravity sections in which the vehicles drive against walls and wheels are converted into nozzles. However, the basic gameplay was not gert.
You are still fighting for victory with turtle shells, lightning bolts, mushrooms, and the like – and with success. With nearly 40 million units sold, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most popular games for the Nintendo Switch, followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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