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They’re saving Mario Kart 9 for Switch 2.

And personally, I’d like to see them dig deeper into the Mario lure for characters instead doing some Orange Silver version of this character or bringing in more non-Mario characters (at that point it might as well be Nintendo Kart).

For example, why can’t we get Professor E.Gadd from Luigi’s Mansion as a playable racer? Or some of the RPG characters from Paper Mario, Mario and Luigi, or Super Mario RPG? Like Count Bleck, Dreambert, or Geno?

How about Pauline? Or a Pianta from Sunshine? Or a Luma from Galaxy?


Really make it MARIO Kart.



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curl-6 said:

Even as a Wii U owner who played MK8 back in 2014, I would rather MK9 be saved for Switch 2 and the team make something else in the meantime.

A new IP or a revival of a dormant one would be cool. It will soon be 4 years since ARMS so we should see their next project this year.

I wish that ARMS got a sequel, even if it ended up being mashed up with the same continuity as Punch-Out (they're both boxing games, so why not?).

PAOerfulone said:

They’re saving Mario Kart 9 for Switch 2.

And personally, I’d like to see them dig deeper into the Mario lure for characters instead doing some Orange Silver version of this character or bringing in more non-Mario characters (at that point it might as well be Nintendo Kart).

For example, why can’t we get Professor E.Gadd from Luigi’s Mansion as a playable racer? Or some of the RPG characters from Paper Mario, Mario and Luigi, or Super Mario RPG? Like Count Bleck, Dreambert, or Geno?

How about Pauline? Or a Pianta from Sunshine? Or a Luma from Galaxy?


Really make it MARIO Kart.

^THIS!! Even though it was nice to see Isabelle in Mario Kart 8 DX, and Link with a motorcycle, it's supposed to be MARIO Kart.

Having Donkey Kong characters in Mario Kart isn't a problem because Donkey Kong and Mario already share a setting.



Also, the leap from NES to SNES was not "small" by any stretch of the imagination, it was huge, nothing on NES looks remotely in the same league as the likes of Donkey Kong Country or Yoshi's Island.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 20 January 2021

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Did i really just see NES > SNES = Not a big jump O_o O_O o_O ..



RedKingXIII said:

At this point I don't think MK9 will be coming to Switch. That's okay. MK8 DX is still selling very well. What really bothers me is the complete lack of any DLC for the game. I mean, there's so much potential here. They could do two DLC packs again. Add more 8-16 tracks. Add and bring back more characters from past games! I'll pay for it. There's so much that they could be doing with extra content for MK8 and yet they don't. That's the weird thing really.

In any case, this rumor is probably false. Comicbook is not a reliable source for rumors (or news) at all.

Oh no, please not more content into MK8. 48 tracks are more than enough - you already have to wait hours until your favourite track will be chosen in online mode. And the roaster and customizable parts are big enough. MK8 had its DLC on WiiU, which is already part of the Switch version. We need a completely new Mario Kart (maybe day/night system for every track?).



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siebensus4 said:
RedKingXIII said:

At this point I don't think MK9 will be coming to Switch. That's okay. MK8 DX is still selling very well. What really bothers me is the complete lack of any DLC for the game. I mean, there's so much potential here. They could do two DLC packs again. Add more 8-16 tracks. Add and bring back more characters from past games! I'll pay for it. There's so much that they could be doing with extra content for MK8 and yet they don't. That's the weird thing really.

In any case, this rumor is probably false. Comicbook is not a reliable source for rumors (or news) at all.

Oh no, please not more content into MK8. 48 tracks are more than enough - you already have to wait hours until your favourite track will be chosen in online mode. And the roaster and customizable parts are big enough. MK8 had its DLC on WiiU, which is already part of the Switch version. We need a completely new Mario Kart (maybe day/night system for every track?).

Idea seems decent but what about those tracks situated in space ?



Switch Friend Code : 3905-6122-2909 

This could very well be one of the games Nintendo uses to push the "Switch Pro." Although, I'm not even sure if that's still a thing lol.



CaptainExplosion said:
anonymunchy said:

Why are so many people put off by the idea of another Nintendo developed kart racer? If they would release another Mario Kart in the same style, then sure, but there is no need to limit your minds like that. The Nintendo Switch has shown us time and time again that Nintendo is stepping up their game with some of their long running IP's. Besides that, Diddy Kong Racing and Mario Kart 64 were able to co exist. DKR even had record breaking initial sales at the time.

It differentiated itself by having different types of vehicles, a hub world, boss races, coin challenges, progressive power ups, secret items, a secret world. It was an adventure. Currently, Mario Kart has none of that. It also baffles me that they never followed up on those ideas. Just imagine what sort of game we could have by now if each generation they would've improved on the DKR mechanics. 

A Nintendo Racers game in this style could be amazing. In DKR there were 5 different coloured balloons that served as power-ups. Red/Offensive, Blue/Speed, Green/Crowd Control, Yellow/Defensive and Rainbow/Magnet(?). If you grabbed another balloon with the same colour, it would become stronger. Red went from 1 missile, to a homing missile, to 10 missiles. Blue's speed boost increased with each extra balloon, with the third one being ridiculous. Now imagine a Nintendo roster, where each character has their own version of each power-up.

Link/Red could cycle through different arrow types, his Blue could start with carrots and end with the best sail from Wind Waker, his Rainbow could involve the hookshot while Samus/Rainbow uses the grappling hook and Luigi/Rainbow the suction from plotergust. Fox/Red can start with a single laser that shoots for x amount of times, to a double laser that shoots longer, to a smart bomb.

They could bring in jet skis for that wave race itch, sand buggies for drifting levels, drag cars for f-zero type tracks, drones for flying levels.

Challenge runs - Drift for x amount of time, have x amount of air time, block x amount of attacks, win the race without using power-ups, etc.

A huge hub world with its own races and secrets, where each franchise could get their own themed area, culminating in a boss race. All connected in a similar fashion as World of Light. A super baddy has merged all the different universes, watching from his X-Station.

This might move away from the Mario Kart 9 branding, but as seen from the DLC in 8, they are not afraid to take Mario Kart to a new universe. They also only started using numbers for 7 and 8, I don't think they will continue with it. Mario Kart has been the same since its initial release on the snes, tuned to perfection, now it's time to evolve. I am confident we'll see another Kart Racer from Nintendo, I don't think it'll be the same formula.

We're not opposed to another Nintendo developed kart racer, we just don't want Mario Kart being turned into Smash Bros. the Racing Edition, and we'd much rather they bring back Diddy Kong Racing and F-Zero.

As much as I love Mario Kart, I think it severely lacks in features. Cups, Time Trials and Battle Mode. That's been it, for the majority of the games. They could add an adventure mode, boss fights, and all these amazing DKR/Crash Team Racing ideas, without having to add characters from different universes and turning it into Smash Bros Racing Edition. There is so much room for Mario Kart to grow on the Switch, just step outside the box for a bit. 



anonymunchy said:
CaptainExplosion said:

We're not opposed to another Nintendo developed kart racer, we just don't want Mario Kart being turned into Smash Bros. the Racing Edition, and we'd much rather they bring back Diddy Kong Racing and F-Zero.

As much as I love Mario Kart, I think it severely lacks in features. Cups, Time Trials and Battle Mode. That's been it, for the majority of the games. They could add an adventure mode, boss fights, and all these amazing DKR/Crash Team Racing ideas, without having to add characters from different universes and turning it into Smash Bros Racing Edition. There is so much room for Mario Kart to grow on the Switch, just step outside the box for a bit. 

Still rather Nintendo just brought back Diddy Kong Racing and F-Zero.



From Nintendo's POV there's just no reason to make MK9 for Switch when it would serve them much better as a system seller for Switch 2.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.