Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: additional details, videos, plenty of screenshots, more

Today, Nintendo finally opened the official website for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Japan. Unfortunately, said website doesn’t have anything really new to reveal, which isn’t too surprising since there isn’t anything that was not already covered in the overview trailer from earlier this month. However, there are some videos and plenty of screenshots!

First, here’s some footage showcasing the new characters (Dry Bones, Bowser Jr., King Boo, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Girl):

Next, here’s some footage for the two new items (Feather and Boo):

And here’s some footage for the 5 Battle Mode rules (Balloon Battle, Renegade Roundup, Bob-omb Blast, Coin Runner, and Shine Thief):

Next, here’s some additional details from the official gamepage:

  • Genre: Race / Action
  • Pro controller: compatible
  • Play modes: TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, Handheld mode
  • Players: 1 to 4
  • Players (local wireless): 2 to 8
  • Players (online): 2 to 12
  • Languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian
  • Mii: Yes
  • amiibo: Yes (unlock racing suits based on the character scanned)
  • Touch screen: Yes (only in the menus)
  • NFC: compatible
  • Sound: Surround (Linear PCM)
  • Accessories: Joy-Con handle

Here’s some screenshots from that gamepage:

And here’s a ton of pictures from the official website:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) comes out on April 28th, worldwide.



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