Nintendo sure likes to keep us on our toes — it has just published a special, unannounced Nintendo Direct broadcast devoted to Mario Kart 8, which launches worldwide next month.

The video — which is available in two different flavours, North American and UK — runs for over 30 minutes and contains details on the game as well as interviews with the development team.

You can watch both presentations below, and once you're done, make sure you share your thoughts by posting a comment.