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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

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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:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYBz6HWBw3A

[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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0T4W-0QQu8
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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53KpSKm4eHM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MJm7aLLrMo