Mario Kart 8 Gets May Release Date And Shiny New Trailer

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 3:00 PM
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The iconic Mario Kart has always been a staple part of the first party line-up for any Nintendo console, so it was surprising to say the least when the Japanese technology giant waited over a year after the release of its Wii U console to confirm a release for the newest iteration of the classic racer.

It’s an oversight that was rectified at last night’s Nintendo Direct, however, when Mario Kart 8 got both an official release date and a brand new trailer…

The Nintendo broadcast gave a May 30th release date for Mario Kart 8, which will be a Wii U exclusive.

There’s a host of new characters revving up to the start line in this edition, with Bowser’s Koopalings Iggy, Larry, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy joining previously revealed characters including Rosalina from the Mario Galaxy games. You can check them all flying around, blowing each other up and generally having a marvellous time in the trailer below.

Is Mario Kart 8 likely to help sales of the Wii U at all, or is it a little too late for that now? Will you be playing Mario Kart 8?

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06:52 Feb-15-2014

Wow....that looks more fun than NFS :)

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02:24 Feb-15-2014

this looks amazing :) too bad its a Wii U exclusive :( guess i'll get MK7 for the 3ds

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22:20 Feb-14-2014

As cool as this is, it feels like too little, too late to do anything for the doomed WiiU. Maybe another price cut and a MK8 Bundle might boost the sales.

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17:20 Feb-14-2014

god i love mario kart so much. i have spent endless hours playing it on my DS. and then my younger brother broke it ;_;

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16:19 Feb-14-2014

MARIO IS EVIL

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18:41 Feb-15-2014

and a commy XD

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15:44 Feb-14-2014

Watched the trailer and looked like crazy kart.

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15:41 Feb-14-2014

Now Wii U gonna sale like hot cakes and so will this game.This is exactly what the console needed!!

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15:21 Feb-14-2014

I always loved Mario Kart :3

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