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Happy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe day! Yep, the racer is here, and plenty of us will be clearing cups, trying out Battle Mode and hopping into online races. Some of you may also recall that earlier in the week we started voting for community online tournaments, and now we have the results and details for you.

First of all, we've tweaked the start times to bring back one of our old YouTube shows. On Saturday we'll have racing and on Sunday Battle Mode, with the rules you all chose; it's not competitive this first time around, so within the six hour windows you can play as much as you want - the more the merrier.

First of all a primer for those new to the game. In order to take part in Tournaments you follow some simple steps.

  • Select 'Online Play' and then 'Tournament'
  • Select 'Search Using a Code' and enter the codes below.
  • Or search for the tournament names
  • That's it! Easy.

So, below are the all-important tournament details.

NLife Grand Prix (Code 4698-2634-6539) - starts on 29th April at 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern / 3pm UK / 4pm CET - Six hour runtime

  • 150cc Grand Prix
  • Normal items
  • All vehicles
  • No smart steering
  • Hard CPU to fill out lobbies if necessary

NLife Battle Time (Code 4737-8576-9515) - starts on 30th April at 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern / 3pm UK / 4pm CET - Six hour runtime

  • Random Battle
  • Normal items
  • 3 minute rounds
  • All vehicles
  • Hard CPU to fill out lobbies if necessary

There's more, too, as a certain series of ours on YouTube will make a return...


Our video man Alex will be online at the start of the Grand Prix tournament on 29th April to play with you lovely people, and he'll be capturing the footage for a return of one of his earliest show formats from the channel. Those of you that previously took him on in the likes of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U now have a chance to take it to the track.

So there you go - we'll have live chat articles up when the tournaments go down this weekend so that we can diss each other in between races. We'll see you on the start line!