There are two ideas that many Nintendo fans have been clamoring to see the Mario Kart series embrace lately: bringing the two-racer driving and combat mechanics from Double Dash!! back into the series, and expanding on their crossover content from Mario Kart 8 to make the series a full-fledged Nintendo kart racer, as opposed to leaning on the Mario series alone. Neither of these ideas have had the mettle to excite the entire fanbase, and each brings a unique set of challenges Nintendo would need to overcome in order to justify changing Mario Kart so radically. We realized, then, that the solution is easier than it seems: combine the ideas into one.
This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on this awesome new pitch, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.