Mario Kart 8 announced for Wii U
posted on 06.11.13 at 10:18 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Mario racer coming spring 2014.

Mario Kart 8 is Wii U’s debut Mario Kart game.

It will offer anti-gravity karts, allowing racers to ride upside-down and on the walls, elements from previous Mario Kart games like gliders, underwater racing, and motorbikes, deep Miiverse integration to share your highlight videos online, and 12-player online multiplayer.

Mario Kart 8 will launch in spring 2014.

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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  • AdamBoy64

    I was one of those who were disappointed in Mario Kart Wii. I thought it was pretty poor.

    MK8 seems to have had quite a bit more effort into it, it certainly looks promising.

    More online multiplayer modes is great, Nintendo, but please bring back the other game modes you cut out in Mario Kart Wii.

  • Azuardo

    Will they please make a proper Battle Mode akin to MK64 and SMK this time? It’s a long way off till release, though. Could have really done with coming this holiday.

  • Auragar

    Looks nice, poor name. Will this finally have a track editor?

    • AdamBoy64

      Good thing they didn’t call it ‘Mario Kart Wii U’, or ‘Mario Kart U’, or anything else for that matter.

      • Auragar

        I suppose.

  • MrKappa

    Mario Kart is always a solid fun kart racer. This one looks like it could be the best yet even from just this small clip.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Definitely getting this! ^^

  • Elvick

    Looks awesome. Hope the balance isn’t shit like Wii.