Mario Kart 9 Reportedly in Development

Industry analyst suggests that Nintendo may announce Mario Kart 9 for Switch consoles as early as this year.

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Mario Kart 9 Reportedly in Development

It has been around eight years since developer/publisher Nintendo released kart racing game Mario Kart 8 for Wii U home consoles and almost five on Nintendo Switch handheld, which is one of the best-selling video games of all time.

Even after almost a decade after lunch, Mario Kart 8 continues to sell quite impressively and a brand-new Mario Kart game is reportedly under development for Switch right now, according to Dr. Serkan Toto, an analyst at Kantan Games.

In a recent article on upcoming gaming predictions at website, Toto claims that Mario Kart 9 is currently in "active development" and will come with a "new twist" but he didn't really elaborate on what those twists are.

Nintendo has previously tweaked with gameplay formula of Mario Kart and other racing titles. Back in 2020, they released an interactive experience Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and even launched Nintendo Labo kit to play MK8 Deluxe.

Kantan Games analyst Serkan Toto shared his predictions for 2022 in a latest article and teased Mario Kart 9.

I am aware 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.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was an enhanced version with additional content, launched for Nintendo Switch back in 2017. Nintendo eventually released Mario Kart Tour for Android and iOS mobile devices but has since been quiet for some time.

Nintendo working on a new Mario Kart game after selling over 100 million copies on Nintendo 3DS, Switch and Wii is not surprising at all. Toto also claimed that Mario Kart 9 for Switch may soon be announced in coming months this year. 
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