Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, the racing game using a real-world kart and released last year, is getting a free update that adds a feature that you might have thought was already in the game. The update will allow players to connect two karts for split-screen multiplayer functionality.
By connecting a Luigi kart to your Mario Home Circuit set (or a Mario kart to your Luigi Home Circuit set), you will be able to race competitively with a friend or family member in the same room using a single Nintendo Switch system.
Previously, you needed a Switch system for each player to access multiplayer; split-screen on one console was not an option.
If you only have a single kart (as most people probably do, as the sets only come with one) you can still enjoy a new multiplayer mode. Two to four players can team up in the co-op mode called Relay Race.
Each player will have their own Joy-Con, and the game will automatically swap between them as Mario or Luigi completes a lap. Other players will be able to assist using items.
Additionally, the free update to Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit adds new tracks to enjoy. The Luigi Cup has been added and includes three tracks: Windmill Meadows, Music Broadway, and King Boo’s Courtyard.
If you manage to finish within third place in the Luigi Cup, you can unlock the new Poltergust G-00 kart and a Spooky Horn to use in the game.
This free update is available to download and play right now. You can watch the update trailer below.
If you’re not familiar with Mario Kart: Home Circuit, you can read our official review right here, where we break down what the game is all about and if it’s worth buying.