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‘Mario Kart X’ Is Supposedly One Of Nintendo’s Most Expensive Games Ever Made


This is wonderful news for Mario Kart fans

According to a new report, Nintendo is working on the next Mario Kart game, Mario Kart X, which is one of the most expensive games Nintendo has ever created. When you think of kart racers, you don’t think of big budgets, but Mario Kart 8 on Wii U and then Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s best-selling game ever. It outsold every other Mario game, every Zelda game, and every other Nintendo-made game between its original release and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s outsold them all, so while kart racers aren’t known for having large budgets, it’s understandable that Nintendo sees the next Mario Kart as worthwhile of a significant investment.

The report comes from Zippo, a well-known Nintendo insider and leaker, who claims the game is being worked on by the internal Nintendo team Nintendo EPD Production Group 9, with Bandai Namco Studios serving as a co-developer, just like the previous installment in the series.

“Additionally, Nintendo are sparing absolutely no expense with this game,” added Zippo. This appears to be one of the most expensive games ever produced by Nintendo. The next 3D Mario game is expected to be “absolutely dropping” and this appears to be even better. The visual fidelity of the game is said to be a top priority for them, implying that the game will look good, damn good, they speculated.

Mario Kart X will have Mario and Luigi present in the game

The game is rumored to be released in 2025 on the rumored but still unofficial Nintendo Switch successor, which many have tentatively dubbed the Nintendo Switch 2. If this is true, it is possible that it will be revealed next year. In any case, Nintendo will want to release it close to the launch of the console because it will be a huge system seller.

Having said that, take everything here with a grain of salt. This is all unofficial information, and even if it is all or mostly correct, it is subject to change over time. In other words, it may be correct right now, but that does not guarantee that it will remain so in the future. So far, Nintendo has not responded in any way. If this situation changes, we will update the story.