If you aren’t a fan of Mario Kart Tour, you’ve been waiting a long time for a proper new Mario Kart experience. The last new console title in the series launched in 2014 with Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. Post-release, the game got some solid DLC tracks and characters, which were then packed into a Switch release (with an all-new battle mode) in 2017. Since then, Mario Kart Tour has released and received plenty of support on mobile phones, but otherwise, it’s been a very quiet stretch for Mario Kart on dedicated gaming platforms. Why is that the case? Well, I’d wager that it’s because Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a ridiculously strong seller, routinely moving millions of units a year since it came out on Switch. That’s easy to understand, because Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most content-heavy and enjoyable kart racers out there. It’s so enjoyable, in fact, that some fans do not even want a new Mario Kart game; they’d rather see new DLC that adds tracks and characters to an already-stellar package. Where do you fall in the debate?
I’d personally love to see a new Mario Kart game. Even though Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a lot to love, I enjoy receiving new entries in the series that explore new gameplay mechanics (I still miss the two-racer karts in Double Dash). I could stand to see a fresh breath of air for the series, perhaps one that broadens the franchise’s horizons a bit more with even more inclusion of Nintendo’s other IPs.
Would you rather receive Mario Kart 8 DLC or a brand new Mario Kart game? Why? Let us know in the comment section below.