Mario Kart 8 New Features Trailer Released

Nintendo has released a new features video for Mario Kart 8.

It’s been confirmed that the final Mario Kart 8 game will feature 32 courses.

Mario Kart 8 New Features Trailer Released


Nintendo Life had a preview of the game and elaborated on the website.

First up is the Mushroom Cup, which includes Mario Kart Stadium, Water Park, Sweet Sweet Canyon and Thwomp Ruins.

Next is Flower Cup, with Mario Circuit, Toad Harbor, Twisted Mansion and Shy Guy Falls.

Then there are the first two Retro cups, too – the Shell and Banana trophies. The Shell features Moo Moo Meadows (Mario Kart Wii), Mario Circuit (Mario Kart Super Circuit), Cheep Cheep Beach (Mario Kart DS) and Toad’s Turnpike (Mario Kart 64); the Banana includes Dry Dry Desert (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!), Donut Plains (Super Mario Kart), Royal Raceway (Mario Kart 64) and DK Jungle (Mario Kart 7).

Here is what Nintendo Life had to say about Mario Kart 8.

“…what is immediately striking is the framerate. In single player and two player splitscreen it’s locked at 60fps, and when playing alone — in particular — it hits home how satisfying the title is in motion. It simply could not be smoother, and while visual flourishes such as smoking tires and sparks off the engine may only push your buttons on a somewhat subconscious level, the impeccable movement and flow of the race will seize your attention. Nintendo’s dedication to maintaining 60fps — as also seen in Super Mario 3D World — should be commended, as it makes a significant difference to the feel of the game; music performed by a live band also enhances the overall effect of the experience. After playing Mario Kart 8 and witnessing the combination of bright, clean HD visuals and a flawless technical performance, going back to past entries in the franchise will be difficult.”

Take a look at the new Mario Kart 8 trailer below:

You can also take a look at some Mario Kart 8 screenshots as well as the Mario Kart 8 Oculus Rift video here.

Mario Kart 8 will release May 30 for Wii U. Are you looking forward to playing?

Source: Nintendo Life