The Version 1.1.0 software update went live yesterday (July 1) with changes detailed on Nintendo of America’s support page.
The update includes a new “Mario Cup”, which has been added to the Grand Prix mode. Players who fulfil “certain conditions” will receive three new “environments” and a “gate” for use in creating their own courses.
As reported in VGC, the new themed courses in Mario Kart Live include:
- Slip Circuit: a course that adds black oil spills on the track, which will cause player karts to slip while oil covers the screen.
- Barrel Temple: a Donkey Kong-themed course where players will have to avoid rolling barrels on the track. However, if they hit gold barrels, they will earn coins.
- Fossil Field: a prehistoric-themed course with geysers pushing players sideways and drenching the screen with water.
In addition, players can also unlock a new Super Yoshi kart and horn in the game by finishing the Mario Cup in 3rd place or better.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is the latest iteration of the best-selling Mario Kart franchise, which combines the Nintendo Switch with a toy kart and augmented reality.
Recently, Nintendo has reportedly said that it is examining the possibility of producing more classic Mini consoles, following the successful releases of the NES and Super NES Classic Mini.