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 fearsome Crazy Eight. New challengers such as Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach can also be seen in action for the first time.

Do let us know if these screenshots float your boat by leaving us a comment below.

Princess Peach checks out Rainbow Road's outer space base
Princess Peach checks out Rainbow Road's outer space base

Don't mess with the Crazy Eight!
Don't mess with the Crazy Eight!

Mii madness
Mii madness

Watch out! Pink Gold Peach is coming through
Watch out! Pink Gold Peach is coming through

Wario shows off his Super Horn
Wario shows off his Super Horn

Awww isn't Baby Rosalina cute?
Awww isn't Baby Rosalina cute?

Let's not forget this is still MARIO Kart!
Let's not forget this is still MARIO Kart!