Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the best-selling video games of all time, therefore a sequel is a certain conclusion. While Nintendo usually only releases one Mario Kart game per device, the fact that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an upgraded Wii U version suggests that a new Mario Kart game for the Switch might be produced from the ground up. Although no official announcement has been made at this moment, a video game analyst has stated that Mario Kart 9 is under active production with a “novel twist.”
Dr. Serkan Toto, a video game industry expert, told Gamesindustry that Mario Kart 9 is in “active production” and that Nintendo may announce it later this year. This would correspond to previous speculations regarding a new Mario Kart game, with leakers claiming the game will be released in 2022. It’s uncertain whether Mario Kart 9 will be released in 2022 or not, but it’ll be interesting to watch whether these predictions come true.