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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