Mario Kart 9: Everything We Know

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Mario Kart 9 has not seen an official announcement yet but it seems likely that the team are working on it. With the surprise announcement of Metroid Dread last year and the confirmation of Breath of the Wild 2, we've received some pretty great surprises. Here's what we need to know about the next Mario Kart

Latest - New Nintendo Direct

A new forty-minute Nintendo Direct is on the way today. Although it focuses on the first half of 2022 mostly, it could still see some surprise announcements and trailers.

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We'll update you right here if anything new comes out.

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

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

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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.