Over the last few days, rumors about the next Mario Kart game have been circulating online, following Dr. Serkan Toto from Kantan Games telling GamesIndustry.biz that a new game is in active development, and that it will have a twist. Since then, fans have been speculating about what that twist might be. Many believe the game will offer a roster and locations based on characters outside of the Mario family, including characters from the Kirby and Pokemon families. Others are hoping to see the return of the two-player Karts from Double Dash, or a return for every previous Mario Kart track.
Naturally, all this speculation has led to "Mario Kart 9" trending on social media! There's no indication that will be the game's title, or when an official reveal for the game will happen. Mario Kart 8 first released in 2014 on Wii U, before being ported to Switch. It's been nearly eight years since fans have had the opportunity to play a wholly-new Mario Kart game, outside of spin-offs like Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. After all this time, perhaps we've reached the final lap!
Keep reading to see what fans want to see in Mario Kart 9!
No more Rose Gold variants.
Since I hear Mario Kart 9 is in development please devs don't make 10 thousand Mario alts. Please add different characters instead of loading the roster with the same character in different costumes.— Aki (@Nightowl0211) January 9, 2022
Now THAT would be a welcome addition!
Nintendo shows Mario Kart 9— 🦝🇨🇱◣B̓̀a̎̌ͯṩ̵̢̟t̾h◥🇨🇱🦝 (@Le_Basth) January 9, 2022
And this is the first newcomer they show pic.twitter.com/kTTJmZa7NA
Some fans would settle for Double Dash's mechanic returning.
Fingers crossed Mario Kart 9 brings back Double Dash!! features— Sambino — 🌬🥶💎 (@KamaraFilter) January 9, 2022
Costumes would be an awesome new feature.
Everyone out here arguing about Nintendo kart or Mario kart 9 meanwhile I’m out here hoping that they add costumes for the racers so characters like Cat Peach and Metal Mario don’t take up a slot in the character selection…….and costumes would look amazing😩— ReeceHanna (@ReeceH80209394) January 9, 2022
Banjo and Kazooie do have a lot of racing experience!
If Mario Kart 9 ever happens, I would love to see the Squid Sisters as racers, that would be amazing 😊
It would be super awesome if Banjo & Kazooie appeared as guest racers, it's pretty unlikely, but I can dream! 😄— 💙Nat❤️ (@MissNatzooie) January 9, 2022
Now that's a bold idea!
For all the talk of "I want a roster the size of Smash's" in Mario Kart 9, what I honestly want is an "Everyone Is Here" of tracks. Pull a Smash Ultimate there. Bring back every track from every prior Mario Kart game.— SlowpokeIsAGamer (@SlowpokeIAGamer) January 9, 2022
Give us Pokemon Kart, please.
Mario kart 9 better have pokemon in it— Lucky (@luckysplace_) January 9, 2022
This guy is probably gonna be disappointed.
Mario Kart 9's (pretending that the leak is true) alleged new 'twist' better be that 'Mario Kart 9' is just the name of the project they are giving to an unannounced F-Zero game. #revivefzero #nevergiveup #MarioKart9 #fzero— CramL (@CramL64) January 9, 2022