Live Now offers split screen multiplayer

A new update to Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit offers split-screen multiplayer functionality, allowing players to use two physical karts with one Nintendo Switch console.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was released last year and brings the famous arcade racing franchise to your home, using a camera-equipped toy kart to turn your home into an AR Mario Kart track on your Switch.

Using a Nintendo Switch console, players can connect to and control the kart with the Switch, plotting an AR-powered track around your house using cardboard gates that can be placed around you on the ground.

A Home Circuit kit comes with the game, kart, and necessary gates to map out the track. Multiplayer was supported at launch, but only with multiple Switch consoles – each player would have to use their own Switch along with their own physical kart.

Now, with a free update, split-screen multiplayer is supported, allowing two physical karts to compete against each other using just one Switch system. This means that a family with only one console can buy two karts and play on the same system. Additionally, the basic Home Circuit kit is now discounted for Black Friday at multiple retailers, dropping the price of one kit from $99.99 to $59.99.

There are also some other additions in the 2.0 update, including a new Relay Race multiplayer mode, which allows 2-4 players to use one kart, taking turns controlling the kart via switches halfway through the race.

A new Luigi Cup has also been added to the Grand Prix, along with some new cosmetics and unlocked customizations.

Check out our full review of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit from last year.

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