(Wii U)

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

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Turn Your Racing Experience Upside Down!

For the first time in HD, Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console, introducing new racing circuit designs and antigravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favourite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.

Features:

  • The new antigravity feature allows for never-imagined racing circuit designs. Players will speed through courses and find themselves suddenly racing on walls in a haunted mansion or upside-down over Princess Peach’s Castle as their wheels automatically rotate and shift into antigravity gear.
  • Mario Kart TV lets players share highlight videos they submitted to Miiverse.
  • Experience a wealth of features that span the series, including 12-player online competitive play. Elements first introduced in Mario Kart 7, such as hang gliders and underwater racing, along with elements introduced in Mario Kart Wii, such as motorbikes and performing tricks in midair, also make their return.
  • Fan-favourites Waluigi and Toadette re-join the cast of familiar characters from the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • Crisp HD graphics and a 60-frames-per-second frame rate offer players the most visually stunning entry in the series yet.

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Posted by Thomas Whitehead

8th Wonder of the World

Since the Super NES every Nintendo system — apart from the Game Boy Color and the doomed Virtual Boy — has been boosted by an entry in the iconic Mario Kart series. Despite its drastic evolution throughout the generations of hardware it nevertheless...

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User Comments (42)

Shirma_Akayaku

#1

Shirma_Akayaku said:

Nintendo should have different costumes for characters, that way people can pick the same character (offline) and it would be easier to tell them apart online.
Mario - Dr.Mario, Sunshine Mario, Pirate Mario
Peach - Nurse Peach, Long-Haired Peach, Pirate Peach
and so forth...(some from Mario Party 2)

Yellowtails

#4

Yellowtails said:

I loved every Mario Kart game. This time around, I hope they increase the amount of cups in the game so there could be more new and retro cups. 8 cups/32 tracks won't be enough this time around as the Wii U is powerful enough to hold more tracks. I also hope they add more characters while keeping all the characters from Mario Kart Wii and 7.

Varia01

#5

Varia01 said:

Every Mario Kart game I have played is really neat. I expect the same for this future title.

aaronrdz2311

#6

aaronrdz2311 said:

@Ulala That sounds awesome. U also know what I liked. In double dash, where u would unlock new cars and characters after u won each tournament. That would be something to look forward to in the future game. :)

Gilius

#7

Gilius said:

Those 60 pixel per what ever the developer said really grabbed many's attention.

Johnny12

#8

Johnny12 said:

Why will you have 2 Laps not 3 Laps maybe too much space in the game in Mario Kart 8

CthulhuBlooper

#11

CthulhuBlooper said:

Mario Kart 8 has a new feature: Anti-gravity. pretty cool huh? but what really shocked me is that Mario Kart 8 not only has Internet/Wifi/Worldwide racing like it did in Mario Kart DS where it made its debut. Mr.Iwata said it will have LOCAL play. Local? how will this work? The handheld Mario Karts had local but, a home console with a local feature?

ItsaMeMario1126

#13

ItsaMeMario1126 said:

Mario Kart Rankings:
#1: Mario Kart 7
#2: Wii
#3: Double Dash
#4: DS
#5: Mario Kart 64
#6: Super Mario Kart
#7: Super Circuit

luigi71

#18

luigi71 said:

@ItsaMeMario1126 No way, Double Dash is hands down the best. I have it on the Wii as well, but they took away snaking which was for skilled players and the battles of double dash were good enough to play for an entire night with 3 friends.

Pichubby

#19

Pichubby said:

@luigi71 I agree, double dash ROCKS. my only complaint is that when you play multiplayer, there are no cpus, and i usally play with just my mum, as no one else will play it with me.

pikagirl

#20

pikagirl said:

mariokart 8 looks like a whole bunch of fun but I don't have a wii u if only you could play it on 3ds or wii cause I got those but I dont have a wii u two bad!

pikagirl

#21

pikagirl said:

there should be a pokemonkart game that would be awsome! well a pikagirl can dream ) :

Rosie224

#29

Rosie224 said:

Hey, if Mario Kart Wii sold more games than Minecraft, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Mario Kart 7 COMBINED (which it did), I'm positive Mario Kart 8 can overrule it too. :)

MasterGuard08

#31

MasterGuard08 said:

Really looking forward to this game. I sold my Xbox One because I was so bored with it and got the Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle and preordered this as well. Cannot wait for May 30th.

Sylvester

#35

Sylvester said:

Well, now we have a reason to buy a Wii U.

  • MK 8
  • SSB
  • (Maybe ne pokémon colloseum game?)
    Get the hype train going :D :D

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