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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit "Course Decoration Kit" now available on My Nintendo Europe

Riding in style

My Nintendo in North America already offered a slew of goodies for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, and now My Nintendo Europe is getting in on the action. The pack of goodies is priced at 600 Platinum Points and includes the following.

- Billboard and arrow barrier sheets: 27 x 13.3cm each, printed on 250 g/sqm cardboard
- Oil barrel and pipe sheets: 27.6 x 13.9cm each, printed on 250 g/sqm cardboard
- Instruction sheet: A4, printed on 150 g/sqm paper

These are sure to be quite limited, so don't wait long to grab yours. You can make the purchase here.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit combined with LEGO Super Mario for an enhanced interactive experience

LEGOing the extra mile

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and LEGO Super Mario are pretty unique experiences on their own, but what happens when you bring the two together? The gang at Playfool did just that by strapping LEGO Super Mario onto the back of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit's Kart!

Along with LEGO Super Mario dangling off the back of the kart, a new set of markers were created that LEGO Super Mario can scan as you drive over them. These mark the start and end of the race, add in time bonuses, allow for item pick-ups, and even let you squash some enemies while you're driving. You get all the sound effects from LEGO Super Mario in real-time as you're speeding around your custom track!

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit "Holiday Race" video

Its time for the holidays! In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, create your very own holiday course in your home as you watch the Mario Kart come into the real world like never before! Unlock different customization options, like different outfits, karts and horns for Mario or Luigi, as well as environments that had different effects. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is available now!

Latest Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit promotion features Kyle Busch creating his own track


Check out professional race car driver Kyle Busch bring the racetrack to his living room and add some classic touches to his very own Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit course!

Nintendo the third most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for Nov. 2020

Racing into third

With both Sony and Microsoft launching their next-gen hardware in November, it's no surprise to see them lead the way for advertising spend during the month. This pushed Nintendo down to third place overall, and you can see the figures for their marketing spend below.

- $7 million spent on 32 spots that aired over 1,500 times
- 323.7 million TV ad impressions
- “Imagination,” promoting Mario Kart Live Home Circuit, was the top commercial by spend (estimated at $1.3 million)
- Nick, Fox, and ABC were the top networks by outlay
- top programming included SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and the NFL

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - New "Autumn Race Video" trailer


In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, create your very own Autumn course in your home as you watch Mario Kart come into the real world like never before! Unlock different customization options, like different outfits, karts and horns for Mario or Luigi, as well as environments that had different effects. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is available now!

Nintendo the second most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for Oct. 16th to Nov. 15th, 2020

Racing into second


The latest TV advertising numbers are in, and Nintendo managed to snag second place this time around. See the other stats for their commercial spend from Oct. 15th to Nov. 16th, 2020 below.

- 323.6 million TV ad impressions
- 29 commercials aired over 1,800 times
- “Imagination,” promoting Mario Kart Live Home Circuit, was its most-seen spot (125.5 million impressions)
- top shows included SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and Big City Greens
- top networks delivering impressions included Nick, Disney Channel, and Nick Toons

3D printer manufacturer creates a custom Rainbow Road track for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Going the extra mile

3D printer manufacturer BCN3D has become a little obsessed with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit recently. As the game allows for custom track design, the gang at BCN3D thought it would be a great idea to make their own track. That's why they set out to make their very own version of Rainbow Road, which uses over 4,400 custom 3D-printed pieces! Judging by the video, I'd say all the hard work was worth it!

The Game Awards 2020 nominees announced, Animal Crossing: New Horizons nominated for Game of the Year

It's time to vote!

Geoff Keighley has announced all the nominees for The Game Awards 2020, which will air live on Thursday, December 10th. A few Nintendo games have been nominated this year, including three nominations for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Game of the Year, Best Family, Best Multiplayer), one for Paper Mario: The Origami King (Best Family), and one for Mario Kart LIVE: Home Circuit (Best Family).

Pushing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit's AR markers to their limits

Make your own fun!

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is all about building your own fun. Nintendo wants you to make your own courses to have Mario zip around, and all you need to set things up is the included AR markers. They help tell the game where you are and where you're going, but can they be used in other ways? The video above takes the AR tech and squeezes some more creativity out of it by warping, stretching, and shrinking the markers for some fun variations and flourishes!

Thanks to Dan for the heads up!