Nintendo launches Mario Kart with Augmented Reality and forgets to warn cats


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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was released yesterday (16) for Nintendo Switch. The game comes with remote control carts with attached camera and cardboard flares, using Augmented Reality to map the environment and create indoor racing circuits. However, players have discovered that there is an extra obstacle in racing: cats.

Whoever owns a cat at home knows how curious these animals are, especially with moving objects. With a remote control cart walking around the house, the result could not be different: the cats tried to chase, attacked and even startled by the presence of vehicles. Many users recorded the results and posted on social media. One of the most popular, posted by profile @ yamanoneko_23, has already reached more than 2 million views on Twitter. See below:

It didn’t take long for other similar results to appear on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The cats are recorded breaking into the circuits and “inspecting” the cars inside the houses. So, in addition to banana peels and turtles, animals can be the newest trap on Mario Kart’s domestic tracks.

To set up a circuit in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, just position the cardboard plates around the house and delimit the path within the game. Through the camera included in the car, the game uses Augmented Reality to create the evidence. However, there is no official forecast for launching in Brazilian territory.

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