Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8
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European Boxart.

Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Nintendo Wii U
Release Date(s) Japan: May 29, 2014
North America: May 30, 2014
Europe: May 30, 2014
Australia: May 31, 2014
Genre Racing
Rating ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: Three years and older
USK: Rating Pending

Mario Kart 8 is an upcoming Mario Kart game that will be released on the Nintendo Wii U in May 2014. It is the eight game in the main Mario Kart series, and the tenth of the Mario Kart series. It features a new gimmick, anti-gravity. Bikes, Gliders, and underwater driving have all been confirmed to return.

Contents

Gameplay

Mario Kart 8 looks to be the same as past Mario Kart games. The main karts have a similar design to that of Mario Kart 7 and they have gliders. The bikes from Mario Kart Wii are also making a return and vehicles are able to go underwater once more. Mario Kart 8 will have anti-gravity tracks that allow players to race on vertical and upside-down roads. While driving in the anti-gravity, when the racer bumps into another racer the kart will spin instead of just being bumped. Coins that were first introduced in Super Mario Kart will make a return in the game as well. Mario Kart 8 will have twelve racers in normal races. Tracks from previous Mario Kart games will also make a return to the game for the fourth time in the series, but it is unsure if they will also have anti-gravity. The headlights of a kart will turn on when in a dark area. There will also be Miiverse integration in the game, this will allow a player to share their replay videos or comment on others' videos. Customization that was introduced in Mario Kart 7, will also make a return but with more options than it did in the previous game. When playing 2-player mode, the screen will split down the middle of the screen instead of the horizontal split that has been used in other Mario Kart games.

Characters

Non-playable

Kart Parts

Bodies

Karts

  • Standard
  • Blue and yellow body that looks like a jet.
  • An ATV styled body
  • A kart that is modeled after the Para-Biddybud.
  • A body that looks like the Flame Flyer or Wild Wing.
  • A green body that resembles the Classic Dragster.
  • A kart body that looks like the Sprinter.
  • A kart body modeled after Bowser's Airship.
  • A pink cat kart body that resembles the cat suit from Super Mario 3D World.
  • A Wiggler body.
  • A purple and yellow kart body that looks like a shoe.

Bikes

  • Standard
  • A bike body that resembles the Bolt Buggy.
  • A body that looks like the Mach Bike.
  • A yellow and blue scooter-like body.
  • A body that looks like the Zip Zip.
  • A body similar to the Wario Bike.
  • A body that looks like a rocket.

Wheels

Gliders=

  • Super

Items

Courses

Nitro Cup

  • Mario Circuit, a course that is a chain of floating islands where Princess Peach's Castle is found, as well as the main course in the E3 2013 Trailer.
  • Sunshine Airport, is a course that will be found in the Star Cup that is set up on the runaways and terminals of an airport.
  • A sweet themed course that has references to Princess Daisy and Princess Peach, as well as living gingerbread men and gingerbread Toads.
  • A ruins course that has different sized Thwomps.
  • A residential course.
  • A haunted mansion with an underwater chamber.
  • A canyon that has giant ones and featuring a part of Dry Bowser's head.
  • A sky course that has beanstalks and airships.
  • A water park course that has a roller-coaster called "Sub Coaster" and a Ferris wheel named "Wario Wheel".
  • A course that has neon lights and a sign saying "Larry Lights" with an image of Larry, as well as another sign with Roy on it.
  • A canyon course with waterfalls.
  • An ocean course that has dolphins and a rock formation of threw rocks shaped like dolphins.

Retro Courses

Media

Screenshots

Artwork

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Last edited by Gotenks on 4 April 2014 at 13:56
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