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Grumblevolcano

I think Nintendo may balance the retro track representation if there's new tracks. This is how things are so far:
SNES - 2 (Donut Plains 3, Rainbow Road)
N64 - 4 (Toad's Turnpike, Royal Raceway, Yoshi Valley, Rainbow Road)
GBA - 3 (Mario Circuit, Cheese Land, Ribbon Road)
GCN - 4 (Baby Park, Dry Dry Desert, Sherbet Land, Yoshi Circuit)
DS - 3 (Cheep Cheep Beach, Tick-Tock Clock, Wario Stadium)
Wii - 3 (Moo Moo Meadows, Wario's Gold Mine, Grumble Volcano)
3DS - 4 (Melody Motorway/Music Park, Piranha Plant Pipeway/Piranha Plant Slide, Koopa City/Neo Bowser City, DK Jungle)

So to balance the representation, the new retro tracks could be like:

  • SNES Ghost Valley 3
  • SNES Mario Circuit 4
  • GBA Bowser Castle 4
  • DS Waluigi Pinball
  • Wii DK's Snowboard Cross/DK Summit

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grizzgolf

I hope they add new tracks. I need a little something to move on from my Wii U copy

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Octane

@Tsurii Indeed, that's a shame. Same here. When I get the Switch, I don't think I could convince myself to buy the game again just for the battle mode a couple of new characters.

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FragRed

Nintendo just really dropped the ball on this game. I hope it's not going to be a situation where new tracks are being held back to sell as DLC. Definitely not buying this again which is a shame as I love Mario Kart 8.

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PikPi

They want me to pay 60 more dollars for a mode that should have been in the original. And then pay more for the luxury of playing online. No thanks

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CThrash13

I passed on the Wii U time and time again, but I pre-ordered the Switch. It'll be the first system I've ever bought on day one. I'm not over the moon with launch titles, but MK8 will be brand new to me since I didn't own a Wii U. I'm super excited for this and Splatoon 2, as those were two of the games that almost had me buy a Wii U.

MK8 Deluxe is going to get a lot of hours of gameplay at my house! I'm glad it's coming shortly after launch.

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grizzgolf

Ill cave and get MK8 on switch if the player base is pretty big

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Bolt_Strike

One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of people didn't buy a Wii U and therefore didn't buy the original, so there's a large market of Nintendo fans that didn't play this. Nintendo may be hoping to sell this to 3DS players that didn't get Wii U.

As someone that was interested in MK8 but didn't see enough good games to warrant a Wii U purchase, I'll definitely get this. Getting a great game I wanted on the Wii U + the DLC + new content is a steal.

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WinkSugoi

It's Mario Kart. The only difference between this version and the Wii U could have literally only been the title and it'd still sell another 8m+ easily.

Hell, I'm planning to buy it despite already having the Wii U pack in version lol. Portable MK8 + battle mode + Inklings + that gorgeous boxart? SOLD

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LzWinky

They're charging $60 for a game with a lot more content than other Mario Kart games. Such a shame indeed?

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DylanMcGrann

Even without new tracks, I'm pretty happy with the way Mario Kart 8 Deluxe seems to have shaped up. My only thing is the price. I think it's totally fair for most people, but as someone who already owns the original on Wii U, $60 is quite simply not a sane purchase, at least until I have multiple friends to play the game with. Though definitely not counting on it, I'm hoping my digital purchase of the original game on the eShop earns me a discount on the new title on the Switch's eShop. $40 is the most I will spend my own money on this.

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Yellowtails

It sucks that there aren't going to add new tracks to this port. I wonder if the same goes for arenas. And now there's paid online for the Switch. Eh, IDK about having to pay for online. The reason I'm not too upset about this port is because I got the Wii U version used for a cheap price since I didn't want to pay full price for it. (I thought MK8 was lacking). I still understand why people are upset about this and it's yet another example of Nintendo throwing the Wii U and it's owners under the bus.

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koopakidforever

WinterSugoi wrote:

It's Mario Kart. The only difference between this version and the Wii U could have literally only been the title and it'd still sell another 8m+ easily.

Hell, I'm planning to buy it despite already having the Wii U pack in version lol. Portable MK8 + battle mode + Inklings + that gorgeous boxart? SOLD

People like you dude who are making developers like that, scam the public. Its the same game but your going to buy it anyway? Jesus christ man, they must look at people like you and laugh there heads off in glee. We need another mario kart, not an old one.

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LzWinky

So all ports and remakes are scams?

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Grandpa_Pixel

koopakidforever wrote:

WinterSugoi wrote:

It's Mario Kart. The only difference between this version and the Wii U could have literally only been the title and it'd still sell another 8m+ easily.

Hell, I'm planning to buy it despite already having the Wii U pack in version lol. Portable MK8 + battle mode + Inklings + that gorgeous boxart? SOLD

People like you dude who are making developers like that, scam the public. Its the same game but your going to buy it anyway? Jesus christ man, they must look at people like you and laugh there heads off in glee. We need another mario kart, not an old one.

What's wrong with enjoying the same success again? If wintersugoi is happy to buy a version that allows him to play it on the go, let him. If you don't want to buy it, I'm not going to stop you.

But trying to make someone look foolish because they want to buy the same (albeit with upgrades) game just because it is portable by saying the developers "laugh their heads off"....makes me want to look at you and laugh my head off.

Now I am double dipping myself. And why? Because I want to enjoy this game more easily with my friends and on the bus. And when April 28th comes around, I'll be the one playing Mario Kart 8 on the bus and enjoying my 9-to-5 job and having a good time. No amount of supposed "developers laughing my head off" is going to stop me doing that.

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LzWinky

It's not the same game. It has an actual battle mode now

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StuTwo

koopakidforever wrote:

People like you dude who are making developers like that, scam the public. Its the same game but your going to buy it anyway? Jesus christ man, they must look at people like you and laugh there heads off in glee. We need another mario kart, not an old one.

I've seen it estimated that it costs £50-100 million to make a big new HD game in a series like Mario Kart. It might sell 20 million copies and leave you rolling in money or it might have a poor critical reception (because "it's not as good as Mario Kart 8 Wah, Wah, Wah!") and sell "just" 1 million and leave you having to face investors demanding that you lay off half the team and never make another.

Modern AAA development is very high stakes. If you love these games (as so many on this site do) you need them to have a viable business model. Is this the best one? Maybe not but it's much better than it could be.

Moreover AAA development it ties up a lot of development resources. Nintendo had, for instance, Retro studios shifted into helping make MK8 - do you want them to do the same for MK9 or do you want MK8 deluxe + another Nintendo first party game + Retro's project?

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StuTwo wrote:

I've seen it estimated that it costs £50-100 million to make a big new HD game in a series like Mario Kart.

Resident Evil, GTA or Metal Gear Solid yeah sure but Mario Kart...

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Bass_X0

I'll be waiting until this comes down significantly in price AND DLC courses are added.

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