360° Fahrenheit - Casual Adult Gaming Community

Other Platforms => Wii U => Topic started by: zerosum on April 03, 2014, 03:16:22 PM

Title: Mario Kart 8
Post by: zerosum on April 03, 2014, 03:16:22 PM
Mario Kart 8 - Getting Set For Release Later This May

Nintendo, while seemingly the straggling horse (out of the big 3) in the gaming console race is still pushing along.  Mario Kart 8, was first introduced last summer and will introduce a new "hover kart" mechanic that will automatically activate at certain points in new stages. Traditionally a fan-favorite in Nintendo's game line-up, Mario Kart 8 is set for release late this May.

For those familiar with the series, there are a slew of Nintendo Characters on display in the game, among those:

Mario / Luigi  / Princess Peach / Daisy / Bowser / Donkey Kong / Yoshi / Koopa Troopa / Wario / Toad  ...

President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has stated that Mario Kart 8 will include the “best collection of modes yet” during online play as well as Miiverse integration.

Three tracks were demoed in playable form in Mario Kart 8 at E3 2013, a basic Mushroom Kingdom/Mario Circuit track with a vertical climb, a Little America track with cable cars and a beach area, and a Ghost House, with branching paths, jumps that require use of a kart's glider and obstacles like undead skeletons with hammers.

Mario Kart 8 will also bring back the Bikes originally seen in Mario Kart Wii in addition to standard Karts and customization, such as a choice of tire sizes.

Here are some screenshots of what to expect as well as a trailer (highlighting new tracks and items) below them:



[Official Website (http://mariokart8.nintendo.com/)]
Title: Re: Mario Kart 8
Post by: zerosum on April 16, 2014, 01:28:57 PM
Maybe for nostalgia's sake - here's a quaint comparison:

Title: Re: Mario Kart 8
Post by: zerosum on November 12, 2014, 12:32:00 PM
Because when you think Mario Kart - you think...Mercedes Benz: