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Mario Kart 8 WiiU Announced. Features Hovercraft For Crazy F-Zero Style Tracks. Plus Carts, Bikes, Underwater and Hover Gliding

11 Jun

Mario Kart 8 WiiU Gameplay Screenshot

Awesome tracks in this new Mario Kart 8 for WiiU!

Mario Kart 8 has been announced for WiiU at Nintendo’s E3 2013 Nintendo Direct presentation!


(Be sure you watch the trailer in HD!)

This game looks absolutely phenomenal. It is seriously a huge step up from Mario Kart Wii for Wii and Mario Kart 7 for 3DS, taking elements from both of those games (such as the motorcyle bikes from Mario Kart Wii and the ability to hover or glide through the air and go underwater from Mario Kart 7) and then adding insane new tracks inspired by F-Zero with new hovercraft that the standard carts can change into at will.

Once in hovercraft mode, players will be able to drive along the walls and the ceiling, and the tracks now feature winding, crazy looks, tracks that go upside down and along walls, just like in the F-Zero series!

You have to see it in action to truly appreciate how awesome this game looks. I was not a big fan of Mario Kart 7 or Mario Kart Wii (which I didn’t even play), but this new game has my attention. Additionally the graphics look great, finally an high-definition, graphically impressive Mario Kart game!

All of the returning characters you know and love return including Toadette(!), Mario, Luigi, Toad, Bowser, Peach, Yoshi, Koopa Troopa, Wario, Donkey Kong, Waluigi, and Daisy. Surely more characters will be featured in the game, which always feature tons of Mario characters. I wonder if they’ll finally add NINTENDO characters to the game. I really want to see Link and Ganon driving carts!

Mario Kart 8 Logo WiiU

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