The Japanese market sometimes has a more long-term approach to building up major releases, which helps explain why Nintendo's YouTube channel for the country has gone big with an overview trailer for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's the next big first-party Nintendo Switch game but isn't actually out until late April - nevertheless a delicious near-six minutes of footage shows familiar and new parts of the game.

The highlight is probably the Shine Thief mode, something that's been so in-demand that it was one of the most widespread hoaxes pre-E3 for Mario Kart 8 DLC back in the day. Nintendo, perhaps, was listening. In general the Battle Mode segment is perhaps the most interesting, as we get a look at a few neat stages and mode configurations.

Beyond that there's just a lot of footage, and it's looking like - well - Mario Kart. And that's a wonderful thing. Are you planning to pick this up on Switch on 28th April?