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skywake

DestinyMan wrote:

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The full roster?
Newcomers:
1. Nabbit
2. Kamek
Returning characters:
1. Diddy Kong
2. Birdo
3. Bowser, Jr.
4. Dry Bones
5. King Boo
6. Mii
Looking at these icons again, some of them look rough, like the ones for King Boo and Dry Bones. I'd be cautious if I were you, unfortunately. I was getting pretty happy until I looked closer.

I don't think that's the thing that's dodgy about it. Look again, all of the ones with non-single-point eyes are looking directly out of the screen. None of the new characters shown on this roster are. Also rather co-incidental that the characters and karts that have been selected are identical to the ones in the screen already floating around. Yes?

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UGXwolf

Yeah, I'm just gonna regard this pic with the same air I have for Smash rosters. It's probably just someone's prediction. I could see this being the case very easily. Birdo, King Boo, Diddy, and Bowser Jr. haven't missed a console version since Double Dash, and Nabbit could very easily be this game's one-off character.

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SparkOfSpirit

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Don't get excited.

Missed opportunity if it's not in.

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UGXwolf

I don't feel like Wario Colosseum would really gain that much from the update. Or any Double Dash course, for that matter.

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Shirma_Akayaku

UGXwolf wrote:

I don't feel like Wario Colosseum would really gain that much from the update. Or any Double Dash course, for that matter.

Don't underestimate it though. Nintendo has done a superb job with re-fitting the retro tracks. Even if it weren't in, I think a track that could benefit a lot from Mario Kart 8's anti-gravity mechanic is Ribbon Road (even though a Bowser track is the most likely).

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Although I agree that any other Double Dash track at this point might not gain that much.

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SG9000

Since there's only one unnannounced retro track, let's make a pool, shall we?

SNES Bowser's Castle 1
SNES Bowser's Castle 2
SNES Bowser's Castle 3
GBA Bowser's Castle 4
GCN Bowser's Castle
DS Bowser Castle
Wii Bowser's Castle
Another Track I Didn't Mention

Which one is the most likely to return?

EDIT: By the way, 3DS Bowser's Castle is impossible since there can't be 2 retro tracks from the same MK in the same Retro Cup.

Personally, I hesitate between GCN Wario Colosseum and GBA Ribbon Road, both tracks could have a lot of potential in this game.

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Shirma_Akayaku

SG9000 wrote:

Personally, I hesitate between GCN Wario Colosseum and GBA Ribbon Road, both tracks could have a lot of potential in this game.

I would've preferred that Sweet Sweet Canyon wasn't in the game.
Ribbon Road is much more fitting than a "Sugar Rush" track.

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UGXwolf

SG9000 wrote:

Since there's only one unnannounced retro track, let's make a pool, shall we?

SNES Bowser's Castle 1
SNES Bowser's Castle 2
SNES Bowser's Castle 3
GBA Bowser's Castle 4
GCN Bowser's Castle
DS Bowser Castle
Wii Bowser's Castle
Another Track I Didn't Mention

Which one is the most likely to return?

EDIT: By the way, 3DS Bowser's Castle is impossible since there can't be 2 retro tracks from the same MK in the same Retro Cup.

Personally, I hesitate between GCN Wario Colosseum and GBA Ribbon Road, both tracks could have a lot of potential in this game.

As we already had this discussion, I'll give an abridged version of my answer. I think it'll be DS, but Wii and Double Dash are by no means out of the question. I really don't expect a flat Bowser Castle.

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AnotherNintyFan

Wait, Still, There's always been four tracks from the previous game in the game after. Also, They can always change rules.

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SparkOfSpirit

Maybe they'll pick a SNES Bowser's Castle and slant it all over like that one section of the Mario Circuit track from Super Circuit?

Or maybe they'll not use a Bowser's Castle retro track for the first time ever. It's possible.

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MasterGuard08

People are speculating about a DLC/Season Pass for Mario Kart 8 since they released one for Mario Golf on the 3DS. I don't know how I feel on this but it could be a good think I suppose. As long as it doesn't mess up the online multiplayer like COD does. What are your thoughts?

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Nintenjoe64

Wow such idiotic statements regarding what the rules are on Nintendo selecting retro tracks.

The rules are, there are no rules!!

PS If Nintendo are reading (which they're not), can you please just make every track available as DLC. Don't overprice it and everyone will buy it. 32 kart tracks, no matter how dynamic will get old quickly.

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Bolt_Strike

UGXwolf wrote:

I don't feel like Wario Colosseum would really gain that much from the update. Or any Double Dash course, for that matter.

You don't think tricking, gliding, underwater, and antigravity aren't much? LOL.

They've added more to the series in the last few games than the series ever has, there is a world of difference between Double Dash and 8.

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DirkaDirka

Just went to my local GameStop and saw this game getting advertised a bunch. Totally on the hype train for this game!

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UGXwolf

@Nintenjoe64 You're right. The are no rules. Doesn't mean there aren't patterns. Even so, we're just making reasonable assumptions. Nothing is set in stone. Clearly, they're going to break a pattern, here. I just feel the "four tracks from the last game" pattern is more likely to be broken.

@Bolt_Strike Yes, but they aren't gonna remodel the whole course just to accommodate some extra features. Fill the dome with water? Cool. Glide into the dome? Nice. Tricks off of ramps? Doesn't change a lot, but sure! Maybe have the track go sideways? Why not? But I don't think they'll do all of this, and even if they were going to, I feel a Bowser Castle course is just far more likely.

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Yoshi

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A loading screen in a Mario Kart game??

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Bolt_Strike

UGXwolf wrote:

@Bolt_Strike Yes, but they aren't gonna remodel the whole course just to accommodate some extra features. Fill the dome with water? Cool. Glide into the dome? Nice. Tricks off of ramps? Doesn't change a lot, but sure! Maybe have the track go sideways? Why not? But I don't think they'll do all of this, and even if they were going to, I feel a Bowser Castle course is just far more likely.

No, they're not going to use every single one of those features, they're going to add them where it feels natural, but there's a lot of places in the course where it does feel natural. Like GameExplain pointed out, the whole track has a roller coaster feel, with the track weaving up and down and all around through the dome and jumping off ramps, there are plenty of places to put trick ramps, gliding sections, and antigravity without them feeling too forced. In fact, I'd say there's more that could be done here than there is on any Bowser's Castle course in the series.

Bolt_Strike

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Blast

MasterGuard08 wrote:

People are speculating about a DLC/Season Pass for Mario Kart 8 since they released one for Mario Golf on the 3DS. I don't know how I feel on this but it could be a good think I suppose. As long as it doesn't mess up the online multiplayer like COD does. What are your thoughts?

Either they keep it free or do it like how Fire Emblem: Awakening did DLC.

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UGXwolf

Bolt_Strike wrote:

UGXwolf wrote:

@Bolt_Strike Yes, but they aren't gonna remodel the whole course just to accommodate some extra features. Fill the dome with water? Cool. Glide into the dome? Nice. Tricks off of ramps? Doesn't change a lot, but sure! Maybe have the track go sideways? Why not? But I don't think they'll do all of this, and even if they were going to, I feel a Bowser Castle course is just far more likely.

No, they're not going to use every single one of those features, they're going to add them where it feels natural, but there's a lot of places in the course where it does feel natural. Like GameExplain pointed out, the whole track has a roller coaster feel, with the track weaving up and down and all around through the dome and jumping off ramps, there are plenty of places to put trick ramps, gliding sections, and antigravity without them feeling too forced. In fact, I'd say there's more that could be done here than there is on any Bowser's Castle course in the series.

I fail to see what's so special about the track, then. It doesn't seem any more interesting than any other twisty, turny, track that floats in mid-air. It really doesn't seem special beyond being an excuse to use anti-gravity.

@Blast Actually, I think that the way Mario Golf is handling DLC would work great, here, too. Two new cups? One Retro and one New. A new character our two? I don't see why not. Maybe even a new Battle track or two? I don't see the downside. And sell it for $8-$12 each. May only be one pack.

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