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Turn Your Racing Experience Upside Down!

For the first time in HD, Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console,
introducing new racing circuit designs and antigravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater
racing and motorbikes.

Features

The new antigravity feature allows for never-imagined racing circuit designs. Players
will speed through courses and find themselves suddenly racing on walls in a haunted mansion or upside-down over Princess Peach’s Castle as their wheels automatically rotate and shift into antigravity gear.
• Mario Kart TV lets players share highlight videos they submitted to Miiverse.
• Experience a wealth of features that span the series, including 12-player online competitive play. Elements first introduced in Mario Kart 7, such as hang gliders and underwater racing, along with elements introduced in Mario Kart Wii, such as motorbikes and performing tricks in midair, also make their return.
• Fan-favorites Waluigi and Toadette re-join the cast of familiar characters from the Mushroom Kingdom.
• Crisp HD graphics and a 60-frames-per-second frame rate offer players the most visually stunning entry in the series yet.

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jmargerum and 21 others own Mario Kart 8

Update: Nintendo has sent us the official press release for today's Mario Kart 8 DLC... posted Aug 26, 14 2:29pm

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It looks like someone at the Nintendo Store might of updated something that they shouldn't have. The UK Store has leaked upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC that shows off Link as a playable character, Isabelle playable and an F-Zero track. The firs Add On Pac...

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Last time Nintendo took over a certain period of time, they called it the Year of Luigi. This... posted Aug 07, 14 2:59pm

Update: Nintendo of America has confirmed that all three of the Mercedes-Benz karts will be... posted Aug 05, 14 6:44pm

Hope these updates hit NA soon. They are much needed http://neo.ly/1pX0a4Y MarioKart8 Wii U

In spite of newfound optimism that arose from the early retail success of titles like Mario... posted Jul 30, 14 10:08am

The NPD Group's monthly report card for U.S. retail sales is in, and June 2014 was looking good... posted Jul 17, 14 3:53pm

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Every Nintendo system since the original Mario Kart debuted for SNES has received a Mario Kart...

Last month came the news that Nintendo would be bringing some free DLC to Japanese Mario Kart 8... posted Jun 21, 14 7:38am

May not be the best DLC but it's something! http://neo.ly/1ps4BIq MarioKart8 Wii U

Nintendo has just announced over Twitter that the GLA-class kart DLC will be making its way to North America this summer. Expect more details to follow. The GLA-class kart was launched in Japan when Mario Kart 8 launched.

Something tells me I'm going to be hooked on this one a long time: MarioKart8 Wii U

Ubisoft earlier this month called dibs on the best new IP launch yet for the gaming industry... posted Jun 16, 14 5:32pm

  • Genre: Racing - General (wii-u)
  • Perspective(s): Third Person
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Released
    North AmericaMay 30, 2014
    EuropeMay 30, 2014
    JapanMay 29, 2014
    AustraliaMay 31, 2014
  • Player Info:
  • Offline Multi-player (2-4)
  • Online Multi-player (12 max)
  • Offline Co-op (2-4)
  • Online Co-op (2-4)
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