15 Jun 2021 5:29 PM +00:00

Mario Kart 9: Everything We Know

Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct showcase has just finished and that came with tonnes of new announcements and surprise reveals. Some of those include a new trailer for Breath of the Wild 2, a new Metroid title and a tease at Metroid Prime 4 and tonnes more.

One thing we were hoping to see revealed is Mario Kart 9, or at least the next entry in the kart racing series. Unfortunately, we didn't see anything. Here's what we know about Mario Kart 9 so far.

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Latest - We Didn't See Mario Kart 9 at Nintendo Direct

Unfortunately, we didn't get any mention of Mario Kart 9 at this Nintendo Direct. Mario was fairly ignored throughout most of the showcase.

Though this showcase is over now, we might see more showcases over the coming months.

Release Date

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If Mario Kart 9 is shown at any time around E3 2021, it'll probably be released before the end of the year.

Sometime around November would be our guess, in line with the other recent Mario games.

However, Nintendo has a lot of games coming out near the end of the year so Mario Kart 9's release date would be moved a little (should it be planned for then) so that they don't clash.

Unfortunately, we may have to wait a year to see it at the next Nintendo Direct. A lot rides on whether Nintendo wants to continue the life of 8 Deluxe or cut it short.

Launch With Switch Pro?

They've gone quiet in recent days, but people still expect a Switch Pro console to be revealed sometime soon. This could be to catch up with modern consoles as it's starting to really lag behind in power.

What would be more exciting than Mario Kart 9 launching alongside the console.

One thing that is for sure, a Mario Kart 9 and Switch Pro bundle would sell incredibly well.

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