Mario Kart 8 News

News: New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling Out in North America this Fall

New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling Out in North America this Fall

Shaping up for the holiday season

It may seem a little anticlimactic after today's big news, but for those happy to stick with trusty, old, familiar hardware, Nintendo have lined up a couple of decent bundles for this Fall. If you're in North America, you can expect some new Wii U and 2DS bundles to arrive on your shores just in time for the...

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

A vehicle that could be vital in future

It's safe to say that Nintendo caught us off guard with its recent DLC announcement for Mario Kart 8, with these extras bringing new franchises into the MK world and, just as importantly, serving up a significant dose of content. Once both packs arrive the number of courses will have doubled, which is...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

DLC packs promise new characters, courses and karts

Update: Nintendo of America has now issued a press release confirming the details outlined below. It provides the exact same detail, while also confirming US prices of $7.99 for each individual pack or $11.99 for the double pack. Original Article: A listing on Nintendo's UK online store has...

News: Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

"Kinda breaks the magic"

In these days of rapid fire communication via social media, it's not uncommon for somebody to hastily post something to the world and get themselves into trouble. More often than not these gaffs are made by individuals, not those working on social media teams for multinational video game publishers such as Ubisoft. At 12:17...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Another chance for glory

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the...

Play & Win: Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Championship First Heat - Today!

Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Championship First Heat - Today!

Qualification for the grand final is up for grabs

The time has finally come for the first heat of the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, which we're running in association with the Nintendo Official UK Store. It's all in aid of a quest to find the country's fastest Mario Kart 8 racer, and to have some fun at the same time. This Championship...

Play & Win: The UK Mario Kart 8 Championship, Heat One, Is On Saturday 16th August

The UK Mario Kart 8 Championship, Heat One, Is On Saturday 16th August

The first step to being National Champion

Recently we announced that, in partnership with the Official Nintendo UK Store, we'll be running the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship will kick off with four online Heats, with the top three in each of...

News: Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Finally stop selecting "View Highlights" by mistake

Update 2: This update and DLC has now been confirmed in North America, with Super Mario Kart now also available on the Wii U eShop. Update: This update has now also been confirmed for 27th August in Europe. Original Story: Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the following details...

News: Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

A year's worth of games and more up for grabs

As you may have noticed, in recent weeks we've run a couple of Mario Kart 8 tournaments for UK gamers, with eShop funds up for grabs. These have been in partnership with the Official Nintendo UK Online Store and have attracted hundreds of players. We're now stepping things up a notch with the Mario...

Video: If You Like Mario Kart 8, Princess Peach and Alternative Rock Music, You'll Love This

If You Like Mario Kart 8, Princess Peach and Alternative Rock Music, You'll Love This

Mario Kart TV, a saviour of YouTube

Mario Kart TV, a relatively simple idea of allowing stylish highlight reels with super slow-mo, has become a goldmine of memes and better advertising for Mario Kart 8 than money can buy. The Luigi death stare is so cool that Nintendo even adopted the viral hit for its own advertising in Japan. We had a go at...

Play & Win: Join The Grid for The UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament Rematch on Thursday

Join The Grid for The UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament Rematch on Thursday

Another £120 eShop credit up for grabs

Just this past weekend we hosted a special UK Mario Kart 8 tournament in which eShop funds were up for grabs over the course of a 6 hour competition. In the end our planned three prizes — totalling £120 of credit — were split between three racers that hit the maximum score; that's quite an achievement...

Live: Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Aiming for the podium

It's that time again, dear readers, for us to be humiliated by far faster racers by playing Mario Kart 8 live on Twitch. Anthony Dickens and Tom Whitehead will be joining in (12 races) for a tournament we're currently running — with prizes courtesy of Official Nintendo UK Online Store — in the UK. Once we've completed a run...

Play & Win: UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

eShop funds up for grabs

Earlier this week we told you about a special Mario Kart 8 tournament we're running for UK racers. The day is here, in which participants have six hours to complete 12 races in a battle for some lovely eShop funds. Details are below, so good luck! What:: Nintendo Life is holding a one-off regional Mario Kart 8 Online...