It has been a long time since we saw a new Mario Kart title. The last major title was Mario Kart 8 which was originally released for the Nintendo Wii U in 2014, and then an enhanced Deluxe version was then released for the Nintendo Switch back in 2017, so we’re not sure if we can really count that.
That being said, for those who are looking forward to seeing a new major title released in the series, you could be in luck. According to analyst Dr. Serkan Toto, he wrote a prediction for Gamesindustry.biz in which he claimed that Mario Kart 9 is apparently in development, and that Nintendo could actually tease the game later this year.
The analyst goes on to add that the game is expected to feature a new twist, although that revelation in itself isn’t that much of a twist since Nintendo usually introduces new elements in new titles to help keep things interesting and exciting. For example, there was the introduction of two-character karts and also anti-gravity features in some of the previous titles.
We’re not sure if the new Mario Kart 9 will be launching on the Switch or the next iteration of the Switch. There have long been rumors about Nintendo working on a “Pro” version of the console, something that the company has denied time after time, but given the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S now being in the market, it would make sense that Nintendo could be planning new hardware to keep up.