Mario Kart 8 News

Video: Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Where does he get all those wonderful toys

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept — known as amiibo — is finally here, and like so many Nintendo fans over the world we've been having some fun with these amazing little figures. For those who haven't had a chance to see what these awesome mounds of plastic can do, let us educate you with...

News: This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

Available right now in Europe and Australia

Club Nintendo sometimes gets criticism for not providing regular updates of neat collectibles, but the latest arrival in Europe and Australia may satisfy those with some Stars to spend — there's now a Mario Kart 8 badge set. A rather nice presentation box, pictured above, contains three metal badges...

Video: Someone Has Built Mario Kart 8's Mute City Track In F-Zero X, Just Because They Can

Someone Has Built Mario Kart 8's Mute City Track In F-Zero X, Just Because They Can

You've got boast power!

Mario Kart 8's new DLC is a beautiful thing, offering additional characters, karts and tracks which breathe new life into what was already one of the best Wii U games. However, one of the highlights for the Nintendo Life team — all card-carrying F-Zero fans — is the Mute City track, which makes us want a sequel more than...

Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Have a EMP Indie event video as a bonus

Earlier this year YouTube announced that it'd update its service to finally support 60 frames per second (FPS) videos, which means that footage can be silky smooth and delicious for our eyeballs; that update went live at the end of October. The standard performance is 30 FPS, and if you're unsure of how...

Feature: Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Vehicles and tracks up for grabs

Earlier this week, ahead of the launch of the first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, we let our imaginations — and hopes — run free in creating more DLC packs that we want to see. It was certainly fun for us, though a common complaint was that they weren't realistic. Forgetting the fact that predicting Zelda DLC a year...

Video: Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

A Link To The Fast

The excellent first piece of paid-for DLC was released for Mario Kart 8 on Thursday, and it truly is a wonderful download, worthy of your hard earned money. We've waved lyrical about how great it is, but if for some reason you aren't yet convinced, allow us to push you off the fence with this video of Link, Tanooki Mario &...

Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

150cc or bust

Not so long ago I tested my skills at Mario Kart 8's 150cc Mushroom Cup, and as promised, I'm back to take on the Shell Cup. Have my skills improved in the time that has passed since I gunned for Mushroom Cup glory? Have I mastered my racing lines and become more adept at blasting back-markers with red shells? You'll have to watch to...

Video: Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Music! Comparisons! More Music!

It's Friday, which means the youthful among you may be planning a weekend full of fun and frolics, while those of us that are a tad older may be planning to sleep and catch up on our reading time — with pipe and slippers to hand, of course. Whatever the case for you, it can be nice to just relax and bask in the glow...

Play: Get Racing In Our Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Life DLC GP

Get Racing In Our Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Life DLC GP

All new tracks, all the time

Today has brought us the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, which is no doubt being eagerly played around the world already. With tracks, characters and vehicles incorporating F-Zero, The Legend of Zelda and Excitebike alongside other fun new tracks, it delivers a terrific expansion to the racer. Naturally plenty will be...

Video: Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

We’ll also file this one under the ‘weirdness’ tag

Whether you like it or not, the free Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8 is here to stay. Whilst the initial announcement raised much discussion – and concern – about licensed content within Nintendo’s video game franchises, Mercedes-Benz has since cunningly naturalised the concept with the...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Rev up the Master Cycle

While there are some blockbuster titles arriving in stores this week, we suspect we're not alone in looking forward to one thing above all else — Mario Kart 8 DLC. The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 includes eight tracks, three characters and four vehicles, and we think it's an absolute treat. The good news is that it's...

Preview: Power Sliding Around The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC

Power Sliding Around The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC

The great just got even greater!

Recently we were invited to Nintendo's UK headquarters to have a go at The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC that's arriving on 13th November, and naturally we just had to tell you what we thought of it. This is the first time a Mario Kart game has had DLC, so Nintendo has to make an impact to convince buyers to...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Rev it up

Among the many announcements during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast were some exciting details about a long-established Wii U game. Nintendo finally provided full release details on the first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, while also confirming the compatible amiibo figuries for the racer. To kick off with the DLC, it arrives on 13th...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Speed meets style

In a recent update to the official Mario Kart 8 site — that seems to have been spotted early be eager fans — Nintendo has revealed some of the first details in relation to the game's long-awaited amiibo functionality, and announced that the relevant software update will be available from November 13th. According to the amiibo...