Mario Kart is, of course, one of Nintendo’s most important franchises. Mario Kart 8 was released in 2014 for Wii U. Nintendo also released the game in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, under the name Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Both versions performed well in terms of sales and can be called a pure success. However, the question is: is work already being done on a new part?
According to analyst Dr. Serkan Tutu, the answer is “yes.” Toto works for Japanese game consultancy Kantan Games and talked about it GamesIndustry.biz. According to the analyst, Nintendo is working hard on Mario Kart 9 development. We can expect an announcement within this year, according to Toto. He also claims that Mario Kart 9 will have a “new development”, but he did not elaborate on this matter.
“I realize 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 tease it this year.”
In the same message, Toto also mentions that Nintendo will reveal a mobile game from one of its well-known IP addresses this year, without mentioning what franchise it is.
“On mobile, Nintendo has been very quiet since the launch of Mario Kart Tour in 2019, but I think 2022 is the time we’ll see IP come to smart devices again.”
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