The next Mario Kart installment will be burning rubber on the tracks of the rumored Nintendo Switch 2.

According to the whispers of the well-known Nintendo insider and leaker, Zippo, it seems Nintendo might be ready to shift gears away from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, giving fans a fresh Mario Kart experience.

The scuttlebutt suggests that the new Mario Kart game won’t be revving up on the current Nintendo Switch but on its successor, tentatively referred to as the Nintendo Switch 2 due to swirling rumors and reports about it being the next-gen successor to the popular console. If this intel checks out, it places the game’s release squarely in 2025, which Zippo asserts will be the second year for the new Nintendo console.

Zooming in on the calendar, Zippo even pinpoints the release window for this anticipated title – it’s set to hit the tracks during the holiday season of 2025, giving fans a high-octane end-of-year treat. Even more intriguing, Zippo reports that the game is in the works under the skilled hands of Nintendo EPD Production Group 9, with Bandai Namco Studios sharing the development load, the very teams behind the successful Mario Kart 8.


“The tenth (no, not ninth) installment of the Mario Kart series will release in 2025, which will be Switch 2’s second year on the market,” Zippo spills the beans. “The intention is to release the title sometime before the system’s second holiday on the market. The title is being developed primarily by Nintendo EPD Production Group 9, with Bandai Namco Studios once again co-developing.”

But wait, there’s more! It seems Nintendo is gunning for a high-speed record with this game, reportedly making it one of the most expensive projects in the company’s history. It’s no shocker, considering the roaring success of Mario Kart 8, one of Nintendo’s all-time best-selling hits.

“Additionally, Nintendo is sparing absolutely no expense with this game,” Zippo adds. “This is apparently one of the most expensive games Nintendo has ever put into production. The next 3D Mario title is said to be ‘absolutely dropping’ and this apparently looks even better. The game’s visual fidelity is said to be a very high priority for them, meaning the game is gonna look good, damn good.”

Buckle up for the ride, but don’t forget to take this with a pinch of salt – it’s not official info, just a tantalizing rumor. And even if it all pans out, the gaming road ahead is full of twists and turns, so what’s true today might not be tomorrow. So, fellow gamers, stay tuned and keep those joy-cons ready for action!

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