Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit (series)
Mario Kart Hot Pursuit 3rd Edition
Cover for the first game.
Developer(s) Clover Entertainment
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Genre(s) Action, Racing, Open-World (sort of)
First Game Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit
Most Recent Game Mario Kart Hot Pursuit: Unleashed
Wii U
Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit is a racing franchise by Clover Entertainment. It is the only branch of the Mario Kart series to contain real world cars, such as the Ford Mustang, Dodge Caravan, and Chevrolet Camaro. It also incorporated street races and cop chases, the latter not returning in Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit 3 or any future games. This fact has given the series much criticism from critics on Fantendo, with most of them saying this strays too far away from the original concept of Mario Kart. The series has spawned 3 games, with a fourth in development.

Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit

This is the first installment of the series. It earned a good amount of money after it was released worldwide. It is the first game in the Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit series. It earned mixed reviews, with some critics liking having a different take, but most weren't happy with the idea of real world cars and street races, because they thought it went against the original concept of Mario Kart.

Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit 2

This game was announced at F3 2012. It is reported to have more cars and more characters. Now, instead of one car being specific to a certain character, you can choose lots of combinations of cars and characters. It was released on October 20, 2012, and sold 4 million copies, 2 million more than its predecessor.

Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit 3

This game was announced at the Fantendo Holiday Showcase 2012. The concept remained the same, but there will be no cops in this one. There will be more cars, and more characters to play as.

Mario Kart Hot Pursuit: Unleashed

A 4th Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit game is currently being considered. It may happen, but it may not.

On April 16, 2013, it was officially confirmed Mario Kart Hot Pursuit Unleashed is officially happening. The game will be announced at Fantendo World '13. It is expected to come out on October 30, 2013.

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