Mario Kart Live: home track, Nintendo’s AR-powered Mario Kart game that lets you drive physical toy karts around your home using the Nintendo Switch has just been updated to version 2.0 with a popular feature: local split-screen multiplayer.
Previously multiplayer Mario Kart Live: home track was a laborious and costly undertaking. You need two karts – the base game only comes with one – plus two Nintendo Switch consoles, and the action would be played on each player’s Switch screen. The 2.0 update lets you connect a switch to a TV so both players can stay on the couch while they drive their karts around the room.
There’s also a new relay race mode that allows multiplayer games with just a single kart. Between two and four players can choose their own characters, with controls changing between them after each round. In addition, the update adds a new tournament called the Luigi Cup, as well as three new courses.
Nintendo is further lowering the barrier to entry by locking in Mario Kart Live: home track in its Black Friday sales. The game – including a kart – costs $ 59.99 starting November 21, saving you $ 40 off the MSRP.