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Rumor: Mario Kart Switch features new tracks and characters / improved battle mode, coming within first three months

Posted on November 16, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch

Lets Play Video Games isn’t the only outlet coming forward with alleged information about Switch’s software lineup. Emily Rogers now has a brief report up about what to expect from the Mario Kart title shown in the system’s debut video.

According to Rogers, Mario Kart Switch will include all content from the Wii U game – meaning tracks and characters – along with the DLC. Additionally, Nintendo is packing in “new tracks, new playable characters, and a new-and-improved battle mode.” The company listened to criticism about Mario Kart 8’s battle mode.

Rogers also mentions that Mario Kart’s development on Switch is finished. It will arrive within the first three months of the console’s launch.

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  • Killey

    So following those rumours we have: Port1, Port2, Port3 and a new 3D Mario.
    If true, 3DS will still be my main console until 2018.

    • KnightWonder

      Well those are the only ones we know thus far. The rest will be shown off at the January event.

      • Killey

        It’s still discouraging for Wii U owners that might have been interested in buying a Switch, that’s at least my case. Mario Kart and Splatoon are right now some of Nintendo’s biggest IP’s, knowing that the versions for the new console are just ports of the games I’ve been playing until now isn’t really an exciting prospect.

  • R.Z.

    It was incredibly sloppy of Nintendo not to include a decent battle mode in MK8.
    Not that it isn’t good news (I mean rumor), but that was the least to expect from the next installment.

  • HyruleSmasher

    I really wish for the grinch who stole christmas to run these rumors over the dam hills

  • AquaBat

    And Mother 3’s gonna be available at launch too, right, Emily?

    • Exy

      I hope not. Mother 3 fans haven’t been punished enough yet.

  • ForeVision

    Who turned on overdrive on the rumor machine? Someone get that person off!

    • Exy

      It was me. Sorry.

      • ForeVision

        How about we Switch it back into normal mode eh? Or off if at all possible.

        • Exy

          I woulda if possible.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    So if I’m to learn anything on these rumors its that Nintendo has nothing to launch this console with. Bad sign already. I still refuse To believe these rumor but it seems every one is just to say “yeah we”‘ll have games eventually”.

    • Pikmin 4

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        You mean the one on 3DS as that hasn’t been disconfirmed to be Pikmin 4. Lots games in development have basic names like that.

        • That not Pikmin 4. That a platformer.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Nintendo thinks Color Splash is a true Paper Mario… I would not put it past them.

          • bad comparison

          • Vigilante_blade

            In both case, they are in the same series as their predecessor and change the genre. Or maybe you remember how they claimed that Federation Force was a mainline Metroid Prime game.

          • If Pikmin 3DS was Pikmin 4 Miyamoto would had announced it. Which he didn’t.

            Enough with the uneducated assumptions.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Actually, this is an educated assumption. I use previous experience to form my judgement. It may not be “Pikmin 4”, but their track record shows that they can do and have done similar things in the past.

          • Pikmin 4 is a game under Miyamoto. All Pikmin main games are announced by him.

          • Vigilante_blade

            And don’t forget Star Fox Zero that they somehow conside mainline despite not playing like a Star Fox game.

          • It wasn’t entirely him. That was Platinum Games.

            Pikmin 4 is a Nintendo EAD game.

          • Vigilante_blade

            All Platinum games was follow Nintendo’s orders. It was entirely Nintendo’s responsibility.

          • Not entirely Miyamoto game. Do you not understand.

          • Vigilante_blade

            It was Miyamoto’s baby, he even said so himself, lol.

            “In terms of what PlatinumGames was in charge of, overall, Mr. Hayashi was involved with planning overall for the game, and then PlatinumGames was in charge of basically all of the visual elements of the game. Character models, animations, background, basically anything visual on the game was something handled by Platinum.”

          • Vigilante_blade

            *Is shown evidence, runs off*

            Saddening.

          • Evidence. You shown none.
            Pikmin 4 is a Switch Launch game.

          • Vigilante_blade

            It “could” be, but we have no such evidence so far.

          • awng781

            The develoment studio behind Pikmin 3DS is t the same studio behind the mainline Pikmin games.

            Pikmin 4 =/= Pikmin 3DS

          • Vigilante_blade

            Calm your burgers, A&W. Did Good Feel make Yoshi’s Island? Did you forget Q games made Star Fox?

          • Addy

            Good-Feel made Wooly World, you might be mistaken with Arzest. Q-Games made only two Star Fox games: Command, and 64 3D.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Q games also made the original Star Fox for SNES and Star Fox 2, which later became Star Fox 64. For the Yoshi thing, I knew this. I was merely explaining to him that a series changing hands doesn’t mean it isn’t considered a main entry.

          • Addy

            Q-Games was established in 2001, founded by Dylan Cuthbert who worked on Star Fox, it’s unreleased sequel, don’t know about 64 but it’s 3D remake was handled by his company.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            They never claimed that Federation Force was a mainline entry, only that its story was canon to the series.

          • Vigilante_blade

            So basically mainline.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            All of the non-numbered Kingdom Hearts games are canon. Are they all mainline too?

          • MagcargoMan

            You can’t argue with someone who dabbles in this much cognitive dissonance, man. Just wait until Pikmin 4 is unveiled and watch him damage-control himself.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Well, considering he never responded… :p

        • Felipe M.

          Nintendo back in 2015 said something about finishing Pikmin 4 which could’ve come out for the Wii U but instead I assume they’re holding it for the NS.

  • Strange of all thing there has not been one rumor of Pikmin 4.
    Them Nintendo Ninjas.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Also anyone can make thisrumor based on the announcement video. Not news worthy.

  • Roto Prime

    BATTLE MODE IS BACK! I wonder, will it be Mario Kart DS level battle mode? if so GOD LIKE!

    • Tlink7

      I’d wait for january before celebrating if I were you

      • Roto Prime

        Price is my number one fear and everything is pointing to “EXCELLENT” results, but your right, I wait till Jan 21..It’s hard not to get stoked when everything points to Golden age Nintendo!

        • ForeVision

          I’ve told you before Roto, that rumor you may as well scrap, Game have said it wasn’t correct.

          • Carlos

            It could be Nintendo telling them to put a lid on it. Doesn’t mean it’s not true, also doesn’t mean it’s right either. It’s all just rumors nonetheless.

          • ForeVision

            True, but, as I’ve red it, Game were the cause of this rumor, and they have recalled it, hence why it’s kind of debunked right now.

    • Felipe M.

      The Battle Mode in Mario Kart 8 might as well not exist cause it’s terrible and not really “battle”.

      • Roto Prime

        The only thing that could have saved Mario Kart 8 Battle mode would have been a fight to the death, once you run out of balloons you lose like Mario Kart DS. none the less Battle mode Wii U stinks!

        • Felipe M.

          Or once the balloons are up, all players would get out of their karts and beat the hell out of each other until one would stand.

          • Roto Prime

            Yes this, really not that hard! Level editor for Battle mode would be nice as well…

    • Exy

      I always played modes like this as stealth games. I never make it far when I act aggressively so I just hide and hope the other players forget I’m in the game.

      • Roto Prime

        ! They force you to play aggressive cause of the time, no fun there! lets hope Mario Kart 8 Switch adds a True battle mode, and Koopa JR

        • Exy

          I don’t let things like that stop me. I don’t even play to win, just to make everyone else want to stop playing.

          • Roto Prime

            i see the truth key now…

    • MagcargoMan

      DUDE! I’m so glad to see someone else say this here. Mario Kart DS’ Balloon Battle was amazing!

      • Roto Prime

        BEST ONE!! I would die laughing blowing in the mic to fill my balloons before I die play with my friends! The good old days of epic Mario Kart Battle mode ;_____;

        • MagcargoMan

          I couldn’t do the mic balloons very well. I just held the select button.

          But yeah it was great fun, even with bots, which is who I had to battle with half the time. I still don’t get Nintendo managed to mess it up three times in a row afterwards.

          • Roto Prime

            The mystery of a life time……..Please get it right on the port Nintendo!

            Memory

  • Felipe M.

    This kind of feels a stab in the back for Wii U Mario Kart 8 owners. We’ve bought the Wii U console, MK8, DLC and played it for ages yet they won’t release proper Battle Stages, add second item or new characters.

    [sigh]

    • Advance*

      The “played it for ages” part is always my answer to people who complain about buying something and not getting discounts or certain perks later. You’ve had the opportunity to play the game for 2.5 years. You’ve gotten your money’s worth. Buying something doesn’t give you some lifetime pass.

      • Felipe M.

        Fair enough. You got a point there.

  • Tlink7

    New playable characters was kinda obvious, Emily, what with King Boo being in the Switch reveal video 😛 I don’t really see Nintendo adding too many new things to a port though

    • Carlos

      Why not? It would get more people to buy it since it will have content the previous one didn’t. That’s more money for Nintendo.

      • Tlink7

        It’s just a feeling I have, no actual evidence 😛 I did however already buy both MK8 DLC packs, so I dunno if I would buy it all again

    • Annie

      Well, Splatoon seems like it’ll have lots of new stuff

      • Tlink7

        Just outfits and stuff or weapons/maps too?

        • Annie

          The weapons and map shown in the Switch reveal trailer were new

          • Tlink7

            Ah nice, I haven’t really played Splatoon, but I’m glad you guys are getting more

          • Annie

            ”I haven’t really played Splatoon”
            http://i.imgur.com/379ch.gif
            JK

          • Tlink7

            Sorry xD I have like a thousand hours in TF2, so I wasn’t really looking for another shooter

  • CrazyKoopaKid

    Glad to hear we may not ha to wait long for some Mario Kart action on the switch!

  • Pinkie-Dawn

    “Emily Rogers”

    Rumor dropped. You really cannot trust anything she says.

  • Wendigo

    So Emily literally just repeated what we all saw in the trailer. Wonderful

  • Man I hope that’s true on the new Mario game, that’d be great.

  • Addy

    Oh look, a rumor post just shortly another one! This is getting old.

  • ForeVision

    Interesting if true of course, but I’d still very much appreciate a remaster or remake w/e you’d like to call it, of Mario Kart Double Dash. It removes the barrier a friend of mine has to not wanting the game, as I can just convince him to sit on the back and punch people + throw stuff at them 😛 (I also rather like the team player aspect of that game, it was rather unique)

  • Annie

    If this rumour is true then I want to see Dry Bones, Diddy and maybe some more crossover characters like Captain Falcon since we already have the Blue Falcon + 2 F-Zero tracks in the game (plus, I think he’d look funny riding a go-kart)

    • Super Smash Bros Racing

      • Annie

        INKLINGS!!

        • Pretty much Smash Kart now!

  • MagcargoMan

    “The company listened to criticism about Mario Kart 8’s battle mode.”

    Hopefully they listen further back because the last good Balloon Battle was Mario Kart DS’.