23 Sep 2021 1:30 PM +00:00

Mario Kart 9: Everything We Know

Mario Kart 9 is yet to officially surface but are we set to learn more during the September Nintendo Direct?

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There were rumors that it could appear back at E3 2021 but nothing came of it. Instead the big reveal there appeared to be Metroid Dread and more news on Breath of the Wild 2.

Latest - Will Mario Kart 9 Appear during September Direct?

A last minute Nintendo Direct was announced for Thursday, 23 September. It appears that the event is set to focus on titles still yet to release in 2021 like Metroid Dread and Pokemon Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond. Does that mean there won't be any surprise announcements?

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Only time will tell.

We Didn't See Mario Kart 9 at E3 2021

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

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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.