Mario Kart 8 Deluxe featured at Kids’ Choice Awards 2017
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During a segment on the Kids’ Choice Awards 2017 tonight, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was heavily featured. The cast of School of Rock was on hand to promote the upcoming racer. Check out the recording below.
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) March 12, 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – new Battle mode footage (new options and courses)
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Brand new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe footage was just shown on the PAX Twitch stream. We’re able to get a first look at the likes of Shine Thief and Renegade Roundup, along with footage of courses revealed today. View the gameplay below.
New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe screenshots
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Nintendo has sent out a new wave of screenshots from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, showing off the newly-added elements from this version of the game. View the full set below.
Update: Gold Mario might be a separate character – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe adds costumes for Inklings and Metal Mario
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Update: It seems like we might have been wrong in our assumption that the gold-colored Metal Mario was just a costume. Nintendo just sent out a press release for Mario Kart 8, and while it doesn’t really contain a whole lot of new information, it does have this interesting line: “For those seeking a challenge, Gold Mario awaits the finest players who can complete all cups in 200cc.” Although the wording is still slightly unclear, this does seem to confirm that this Gold Mario is indeed a separate character, since the press release also mentions that there are a total of 42 characters in the game, and for the numbers to match up, Gold Mario has to be a separate character (assuming there are no other hidden characters that haven’t been revealed yet).
Other than all the advertised new features, tracks, characters and so on, it seems like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will also add some new costumes. In Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, only a handful of characters had different cosmetic options, like Shy Guy and Yoshi. Now, judging by the overview trailer that was released today, at least three new characters will get to change their looks as well – Metal Mario and both Inklings.
It seems like the Inklings will have at least two additional outfit options – in addition to the standard orange-haired Inkling Girl, you can also see a pink-haired one above and a green-haired one in the image below. True to their fashion-savvy natures, these Inkling variants also wear different outfits.
Metal Mario also gets a new costume, as you can see with this gold-colored variant below:
New designs for eShop cards showing up in Japan, another look at the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe box
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Retailers in Japan are beginning to carry what seem to be new designs for eShop cards. They all have the red / white Nintendo logo as well as a potentially new render of Peach.
We also have another look at the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe box. That includes a look at the back of the packaging.
Thanks to NintendoPSX for the tip.
Another European Mario Kart 8 Deluxe commercial
Nintendo of Europe posted another commercial for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on its Twitter page. Watch the 30-second advert below.
Play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe anywhere, anytime, with anyone from April 28th on #NintendoSwitch.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) February 25, 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe producer on bringing the racer to Switch, new additions and improvements
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Famitsu once again has quite a bit of Switch coverage in this week’s issue. Among the games covered is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, including an interview with producer Kosuke Yabuki (director on the original, also the producer of Arms by the way).
First, Yakubi commented on why Mario Kart 8 is being brought to Switch. He explains that the system can be played as a console, on the go, by sharing controllers, and can be experienced online. As a developer, Yabuki thought it would fit well with Mario Kart, and wanted to offer a Mario Kart to fans as soon as possible. So therefore they started developing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe using Mario Kart 8 as basis.
European Mario Kart 8 Deluxe commercial
Nintendo of Europe has published a new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe commercial, primarily based around the game’s trailer from last month. You can view it below.
Ready for a revamped Battle Mode experience in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Coming to #NintendoSwitch on 28/04.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) February 6, 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes outfit tied to Inkling amiibo
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We have one more piece of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe news to share. Coming from Nintendo of Poland just like the art for Battle Mode, the game will feature support for the Inkling amiibo. You’ll be able to unlock a new racer outfit with the figure. Of course, outfits from Wii U are back as well.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe art points to five different Battle Mode types
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe appears to feature five different options in Battle Mode. Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast were previously confirmed by Nintendo directly. An image from Nintendo of Poland has since surfaced, showing what appears to be Coin Runners, Shine Thief (or Shine Runners, but unlikely if we’re getting Coin Runners), and something involving the Piranha Plant.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on April 28. Nintendo will certainly have more to say about the game before then.