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Mario Kart 8 Speeds To Wii U Spring 2014

By Kevin on Jun 11 2013 05:16 PM
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Mario Kart 8 is the newest installment into the Mario Kart series and is scheduled to be released for Wii U next Spring. The title was revealed immediately following the Super Mario 3D World announcement during this morning's Nintendo Direct @E3 presentation. Bikes, auto-deploying air gliders, underwater excitement, and track coins can all be found in Mario's newest high-speed racing game.

There's also a new and very interesting gameplay mechanic: anti-gravity. With this new feature, players will be introduced to a new style of racing. Anti-gravity will allow players to travel on the walls and upside down throughout all-new 3D courses. In the trailer below, you can see the karts transform into a "hovercraft" type of vehicle as its wheels fold horizontally outward.

According to Global Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, Mario Kart 8 will "offer the best collection of online multiplayer modes that the series has seen yet." Iwata-san goes on to further explain that players will be able to share the fun with other worldwide fans online, via Miiverse.



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Credit to the artists this game looks fantastic.

My only wish is that they bring back old-school battle mode and cut this team/time based rubbish they've had in the previous two games.
I was really struck by the logo. They did a fantastic job. It really illustrates the fact that the roads may have multiple sides in this game. It's very eloquent.

We could really cut commute time if we could just drive on the undersides of bridges as well as over them.
I loved what they did! They've added so much and have taken away so little!
The graphics are gorgeous too!
I was also struck by the logo! They do such a great job at wrappjng up a n amazing presentation
You just gotta love Mario Kart logic XD
The developer interview also goes on to talk about MarioKart TV that will allow players to share and watch playback videos. This game seems like it will be the definitive title in the series.

raptorx, on 12 June 2013 - 04:08 AM, said:

You just gotta love Mario Kart logic XD
I agree whit you mario kart logics for the win :-D

aquizero, on 12 June 2013 - 06:39 AM, said:

The developer interview also goes on to talk about MarioKart TV that will allow players to share and watch playback videos. This game seems like it will be the definitive title in the series.
I know this whil be like the new youtube but onlie for mario kart videos
This game looks absolutely beautiful! I hope they up the release date on this.
Cool. Can't wait to get the 8th game of Mario Kart!
I hope there's no glitches like Mario Kart 7...
Usually I think it's lame of Nintendo when they don't come up with an original title for a game (Mario Kart 7, New Super Mario Bros, etc) but I really like the logo idea for this one.

Aside from that, I'm super excited to see what they're referring to about the new multiplayer modes. And I hope they put Mission Mode back in like they had in Mario Kart DS. It adds so much more replay value to the game, and I don't understand why they ever decided to remove it.

View PostGrooms, on 05 July 2013 - 02:22 PM, said:

Usually I think it's lame of Nintendo when they don't come up with an original title for a game (Mario Kart 7, New Super Mario Bros, etc) but I really like the logo idea for this one.

Aside from that, I'm super excited to see what they're referring to about the new multiplayer modes. And I hope they put Mission Mode back in like they had in Mario Kart DS. It adds so much more replay value to the game, and I don't understand why they ever decided to remove it.
I liked Mission Mode.



But today... I got pushed SO BADLY in Mario Kart 7 by 3-star players. THEY WERE ALL 3-STAR BUT me...

Wow... It's like they only want 3-star players instead of 2-star or below.
I want the emblem maker from MKDS to come back. The GamePad would be awesome for creating emblems!

View PostSpareChnge, on 06 April 2014 - 03:34 PM, said:

I want the emblem maker from MKDS to come back. The GamePad would be awesome for creating emblems!
I don't remember the emblem maker.

View Postmariosonic, on 06 April 2014 - 07:14 PM, said:

I don't remember the emblem maker.

It would show up next to your name when you raced online.

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I hope diddy kong and mission mode returns in this game.
I bought a Wii U last weekend, thinking that Mario Kart 8 was out this week. unfortunately I have another 4 weeks to go :(

View Postgoldenslider, on 10 April 2014 - 10:41 AM, said:

I bought a Wii U last weekend, thinking that Mario Kart 8 was out this week. unfortunately I have another 4 weeks to go :(

Your wait is over!
Anyone got it yet? Is it as good as it looks? My copy should be here tomorrow, fingers crossed!

View PostMearc, on 30 May 2014 - 05:31 AM, said:

Your wait is over!
Anyone got it yet? Is it as good as it looks? My copy should be here tomorrow, fingers crossed!
I got it! And yes it is a good as it looks. I have unlocked every character and finished 50cc and about to finish 100cc.
Great stuff mariosonic, it does look a ton of fun, well I'm just sat here waiting for the postman now