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Mario Kart 8 is Confirmed for the Eurogamer Expo

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

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A week ago we were happy to share the news of the big hitters that Nintendo is bringing to the Eurogamer Expo this year, as well as confirmation of our very own StreetPass and multiplayer booth.

There were some exciting titles announced, such as Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World on Wii U, as well as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Pokémon X & Y on the 3DS; there are many more, of course. One obvious exclusion was Mario Kart 8, however, which is due on the Wii U in Spring 2014.

Thankfully Nintendo UK has now confirmed that the new racer will indeed be at the show, which is sure to raise the hype levels around the Nintendo booth. Quite a few members of the Nintendo Life team loved the demo available at a post-E3 event earlier in the summer, and feel that it'll bring more terrific multiplayer fun to the Wii U.

So, if you're lucky enough to have a ticket for the Eurogamer Expo in London in just a couple of short weeks, this is a demo you won't want to miss.

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Ernest_The_Crab

#1

Ernest_The_Crab said:

I wonder if the Blue Falcon will make a cameo as a drivable vehicle, especially since it showed up in Mario Kart Wii.

I'm really curious to know if the game supports 5 player local play though.

Blast

#2

Blast said:

AWWW YEAHH!!! That's great for those who can get a chance to play it. Nintendo really needs to advertise these huge games when its time. I better see tons of Mario Kart 8 commercials and even Bayonetta 2 ads flying around everywhere. Nintendo does make silly yet cute 3DS game commercials but we gotta see some more Wii U games commercials in the upcoming months. All they gotta do is show some amazing gameplay and REAL gamers playing the game and saying, "Man, I am enjoying this.": Show the release date of the game then show the Wii U logo THEN show the price cut Wii U!

DarkKirby

#3

DarkKirby said:

Unless they have some new mechanics to show off again there really isn't anything to show off concerning Mario Kart.

I just hope they fix the crap that was Mario Kart Wii with hidden stats (NOBODY WANTS HIDDEN STATS) making Daisy and Funky Kong better then everybody else by a wide margin and the inability to pick the same character with local multiplayer despite that.

And the watered down courses with no sharp turns to make it easy for casuals using the Wii Wheel.

And the rampant hackers.

LichiRichi

#4

LichiRichi said:

I sadly won't be able to attend Eurogamer this year, but since I'm staying in England for one year, I'll probably be at the MCM Comic-con! Let's hope they have Mario Kart 8 playable there too.

cookiex

#5

cookiex said:

@DarkKirby

You probably won't see sharp turns this time around either since they want to accomodate people using the GamePad as a steering wheel (like the 3DS in MK7).

123akis

#8

123akis said:

YES!!!!! as soon as i saw the title of this article before i clicked on it i was SOOOOO HAPPY! (still am!) i jumped out my seat :D

AdanVC

#11

AdanVC said:

Too bad Mario Kart is still far away to be released, it looks so crisp and beautiful. I just hope Nintendo doesn't begin delaying this game like Pikmin 3 and start 2014 with no releases, like in 2013...

unrandomsam

#12

unrandomsam said:

I don't care what Mario Kart looks like unless they come up with a way to make it actually worth playing. (Rather have it play like Fzero AX or Mario Kart Arcade GP).

SanderEvers

#14

SanderEvers said:

I hope I can play it at the "First look" event we have in The Netherlands next month. (Nintendo is showing)

JubilifeRival

#15

JubilifeRival said:

I'm totally getting this. I was devastated when I lost my MK7, so this will be a great replacement.

eviLaTtenDant

#17

eviLaTtenDant said:

One obvious exclusion was Mario Kart 8, however, which is due on the Wii U in Spring 2014.

Unless Disney takes legal actions against the very Tron look of the vehicles that is. ;)

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