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Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles: Mo' Babies, Mo' Problems

Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles: Mo' Babies, Mo' Problems

Imagine: Karting Babyz

With Mario Kart's ever-expanding roster of eligible drivers, it can be tough to keep track of them all. When you're out there on the crowded raceway, how are you supposed to tell your Dry Bowsers from your Honey Queens? Have no fear: Nintendo Life is here to help you with handy character profiles on every racer in this May's...

Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles - The Veterans

Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles - The Veterans

It's a Mario (Kart) Party!

With Mario Kart's ever-expanding roster of eligible drivers, it can be tough to keep track of them all. When you're out there on the crowded raceway, how are you supposed to tell your Petey Piranhas from your Ludwig von Koopas? Have no fear: Nintendo Life is here to help you with handy character profiles on every racer in...

News: Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On The "Inspirational" Wii U

Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On The "Inspirational" Wii U

"The Wii U is a perfect system for indie development right now"

While big-name publishers such as EA, 2K Games and Bethesda are happy to ignore the Wii U, Nintendo's console isn't short of support from indie developers. Smaller studios are usually faster and keener to pounce on new ideas, and the concept of second-screen play has clearly captured...

News: The Awesome Hori Mario Kart 8 Accessories Seem To Hit The Final Straight For North America

The Awesome Hori Mario Kart 8 Accessories Seem To Hit The Final Straight For North America

Happy times

Not so long ago we had the happy news that Hori's rather attractive Mario Kart 8-themed GamePad skins and wheels to Europe. It seems that the accessory company — likely with distribution assistance from Nintendo — is also bringing its goodies to North America, too. The Mario and Luigi themed Wii wheels and GamePad skins have popped...

News: Brave, Maleficent, Lilo & Stitch and Guardians Of The Galaxy Spotted In Disney Infinity 2.0 Trailer

Brave, Maleficent, Lilo & Stitch and Guardians Of The Galaxy Spotted In Disney Infinity 2.0 Trailer

Coming to the new game, too?

As we all know, Disney Infinity 2.0 will feature a large helping of Marvel characters. However, families with children who aren't as excited by the idea of a game based all around superheroes can take solace in the glimpses of a few non-Marvel characters we see in the trailer, along with the promise made from the...

News: Activision Enlists Kevin Spacey To Sell Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare's New Brand Of Combat

Activision Enlists Kevin Spacey To Sell Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare's New Brand Of Combat

Last gen versions are coming, but will Wii U be included?

Activision has shown off the reveal trailer for the latest entry in its massively popular Call of Duty series, and this time you'll be playing with even more futuristic toys. The footage for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare shows exo-suits, hoverbikes and special gloves which allow the wearer...

News: Ubisoft Now "Fully Focused" On Making The Wii U Version Of Watch_Dogs "The Best It Can Be"

Ubisoft Now "Fully Focused" On Making The Wii U Version Of Watch_Dogs "The Best It Can Be"

Still no word on when it's actually coming, though

As we all know, Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs is shipping on May 27th — but not on the Wii U. Following the widespread delay of the game last year, the French publisher held back the Nintendo version in order to ensure that the other editions are as good as they can be — much to the chagrin

News: Mario Kart 8 Bundle Dips Below £200 In The UK, Includes Additional Free Game Offer

Mario Kart 8 Bundle Dips Below £200 In The UK, Includes Additional Free Game Offer

Grab yourself a bargain

With Mario Kart 8 hitting the streets later this month, there has never been a better time to take the plunge and buy a Wii U console. Of course Nintendo are handily bundled together their Triple-A kart racer with the system, but where is the best place to buy it from? We'd recommend that you consider slapping in a preorder...

News: New Mario Kart 8 Screenshots Power-Slide Into View

New Mario Kart 8 Screenshots Power-Slide Into View

7 new screenshots to whet your appetite

What a day it has been for Mario Kart 8 news! If you missed the surprise Nintendo Direct broadcast earlier today, we've got you covered. What we didn't have space to show you in our monster round-up was some new screenshots which Nintendo released today. These show off new items such as the Super Horn and the...

News: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Comes To Wii U But Not Wii

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Comes To Wii U But Not Wii

All the details inside

Disney Infinity has done impressively this year. From a standing start it sliced a sizeable portion of the toy-meets-video-game market for itself. While some would suggest this was predictable with such a rich array of household favourite characters to draw on, Avalanche Software still needed to execute an enjoyable game that...

Feature: All the Important Details From the Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

All the Important Details From the Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

A perfect boost

Nintendo has pulled another Nintendo Direct rabbit out of the hat with its Mario Kart 8 videos, which were released straight onto YouTube. There were subtle regional differences, including the range of titles available in the undoubtedly attractive free Wii U game Club Nintendo promotion, while the North American broadcast had a...

News: Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a Free Wii U Game

Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a Free Wii U Game

Choice of 10 in Europe, 4 in North America

After what were undoubtedly constant requests from fans — referenced directly by Satoru Iwata — Nintendo has unleashed new Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct broadcasts to reveal more about the upcoming Wii U blockbuster. Though regional variations were generally minor, there were subtle differences such as a...

News: North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set Bundle Races Into View

North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set Bundle Races Into View

Could this be the Best Buy for US gamers?

We've already seen the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles for Europe and very nice they are too. Of course North America is not to be outdone and retailer Best Buy is currently accepting preorders for the Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set — as seen above — for the attractive price of $329.99. As well as including...

Exclusive: Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

"Wii U is the perfect fit for the game"

UK-based indie studio Opposable Games has just confirmed that it is planning to bring its unique real time, second-screen strategy title Salvaged to the Wii U eShop, should the game successfully reach its Kickstarter goal of $125,000. We caught up with Design Director James Parker to chat about the...

Video: Behold The Difference Between Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Wii U

Behold The Difference Between Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Wii U

Compare and contrast

With Skylanders Trap Team being developed by lead developer Toys for Bob on the Wii and Beenox on the Wii U, choosing the best platform to play it on just got a little harder. Stepping into the breach with more Skylanders Trap Team videos are Family Gamer TV. Here, they compare the visual fidelity of different generations of...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Is Considering Bringing Semi-Sequel Secrets of Raetikon To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Is Considering Bringing Semi-Sequel Secrets of Raetikon To Wii U

"Porting it to Wii U should be rather straight forward"

Chasing Aurora was one of the Wii U's most interesting and unique launch titles, and when developer Broken Rules confirmed that it was working on a spiritual sequel, many Nintendo fans hoped that they'd get to play it. However, amid comments from the studio that Chasing Aurora didn't meet...

Weirdness: Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

$10 of real-life gasoline to "rev up your Kart"

According to this site linked to Best Buy's Mario Kart 8 page, the company has an interesting promotion for customers in the United States. If you pre-order and purchase Mario Kart 8 at your local Best Buy, you'll get $10 in "gas cash" to fuel your real-life ride using a special code online. Specific...