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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

GameReactor Spain has new footage up from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Additionally, the site shares a little bit of extra information about the game as well.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a new pink boost, as we’ve seen in some of Nintendo’s official videos. If you hold the ZR button longer (about four seconds), after the red and blue boosts, it’ll turn pink. The pink boost is said to be more powerful and durable.

Loading times also seem to be improved on Switch. For example, loading the Egg Cup now takes less than 9 seconds on Switch in TV Mode, whereas it’s about 13-14 seconds on Wii U. Playing it in Handheld Mode hasn’t been fully tested, but it’s likely the same there as well.

Check out all of the latest Mario Kart 8 Deluxe footage below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe file size

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Mario Kart 8 was 4.9GB on Wii U. For the Switch version, it’s looking like the racer will be a bit bigger.

Amazon Germany added in a listing for a Switch download code. Based on information present on the image, you’ll need 6.75GB of space. This may vary a bit by region, but the file size should be right around that amount.

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Nintendo is gearing up for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s arrival later this month with the North American teaser site. Find it here. The full page should open up within the next couple of weeks, but it currently houses a couple of trailers, various screenshots, and gameplay details.

YouTuber tyraphine has uploaded another 21 minutes of footage from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s new battle mode. Have a look at the video below.

When Nintendo puts out Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch before the end of the month, it will be accompanied by a new guide. Like the original book for Wii U, it’s being handled by Prima.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe guide promises full coverage of all tracks, including the locations of every coin, item block, and shortcut. You’ll also be given lessons in “the best tactics for item use, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and more.” Prima’s book is also updated with “tips and strategies” for the new Battle Mode and all DLC.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe guide is available on Amazon here. A free code will be included to access the eGuide.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is fast approaching, and GamersGlobal is sharing 26 minutes of footage from the Switch release. Take a look at the video below.

Nintendo just went live with a new commercial to promote Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, launching in April. See it for yourself below.

The Japanese Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now opened. Access it here.

The site is filled with tons of content showing off the game’s characters, tracks, and Battle Mode options. Below are the videos showing what’s “new” in this version of Mario Kart 8:


This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta show off the new Battle Modes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Additionally, this episode was filmed in front of a live audience at PAX East, and some fans from the crowd were invited to play during the filming. Watch the video below.

GameSpot has published two new off-screen videos showing the revamped Battle mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which will come to Switch on April 28.

Check out the Coin Runners and Shine Thief variants of the new Battle mode:

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