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Nintendo’s latest trick is turning the Switch into an RC controller for an AR Mario Kart game


As you can see, it offers a familiar Mario Kart feel overlayed on top of your home. Thereu2019s a pretty simple set up process involved, with the user spacing out a series of gates to create a circular course u2014 think of it a like a far more fun version of setting up Roomba boundaries. Right now there are only two characters u2014Mario and Luigi u2014 available for now, each priced at $100. But up to four players can compete with the in-person mode.n

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From the videos, at least, it looks like a pretty rich experience right out of the box, combining real world obstacles with familiar characters and environments like snowy levels and Piranha Plant-filled jungles.n

Each kits includes one racer, four gates and two sign boards. They go up for pre-order soon and start shipping October 16.n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:”

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