Dec 18th, 2013

Today’s Nintendo Direct about games coming this Spring wouldn’t be complete without some Mario Kart news. A fresh new look at Mario Kart 8 closed out the direct today. You can find the brand new trailer above.

The main thing shown off here is a lot of new courses and how dynamic some of them are. No new driving mechanics are shown since gliding, underwater driving, and hovercars have either already been announced or shown up in Mario Kart 7.

Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be picking this up!

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  • sharlo galmo

    Beatyfull nice sweet and funny!!
    Mariokart TV will be nice, can’t wait for this game..Epic Epic

  • djvalbnc

    This is actually the MARIO SUNSHINE AIRPORT, so cool !!!

    • LopsidedPasta

      Like Majora’s Mask, it’s almost as if Nintendo doesn’t want fans to forget about Sunshine. Could that mean there’s the slightest chance of a remake or sequel? Maybe?

      • Riley Preator

        I don’t think it will happen. If it does though i don’t think that it will be for a while now because of Super Mario 3d world Coming out

      • Josiah Parsons

        They haven’t said anything about it, so I think Galaxy (which they have talked about) will be next. However, I could see a 3DS Sunshine in our future…

  • Nintedward

    Looks amazing. Wiiu really is the console to get with the likes of Smash and Mk8 coming up!

    Just see myself playing it off tv, online in bed aka the future!
    The compression on this video is too much, I wanna see it in direct feed quaity!

    • Josiah Parsons

      I’m psyched too. I’m really loving all the new karts (especially wario’s 3-wheeler and peach’s retro roadster) but this game needs a little more crazyness. Remember the Dolphin Dasher? that bike that was shaped like a Duck? Nintendo aught to at least include Bowser’s car from SM3DW.

    • rp17

      Watch it on the eShop… it’s a lot better quality

  • BIG Franky

    this looks absolutely AMAZING….

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    Excellent variety of tracks and landscape ! One reminds me of Sugar Rush

  • majora :D

    Ehh… meh… I love Nintendo but seriously, this game could have been called Mario Kart 7 HD… give us some actual gameplay innovation and I’ll jump head first in the hype kart.

    • Silent

      Because Anti Gravity is not gameplay innovation. Wait, are you one of those guys that Thinks Bikes are more innovative then this? Have you seen then E3 trailer?

  • LoBo_UK

    The Best racing game ever invented in my opinion , I had so much fun with Mkwii , this game looks incredible in HD ..

    • Con

      Second to the twisted metal black series, omg that was so fun. ( my opinion)

  • Kevin Malone

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Ducked

    Hopefully we will get a release date soon

  • Super Buu

    Can this game look any more phenomenal?

  • David Kumapayi

    Can’t wait for this. Im going to play this game with my two brothers and then smack them on smash bros 4.

  • David Kumapayi

    Maybe a double dash feature the next instalment that was so fun having some one drive will I attack other players. The gamecube days, gone but will never be forgotton

    • Con

      They should bring that back. I would love to be able to attack others karts out of my way.

  • Jeremy

    Cue the shut up and take my money image…The game looks spectacular.

  • Sdudyoy

    This game is looking better every time I see it!

  • Sdudyoy

    He said that there will be a new Buggy type Kart, I wonder what they will be?

    • Skelterz

      it could be like a dune buggy like a space buggy that you can unlock when you complete the mario galaxy space track there yet to announce we all know is coming

      • Sdudyoy

        Yeah, no matter what It’s exiting that there adding it.

    • Michael Nillo

      Last time it was the Blue Falcon…

      Kirby’s Warp star???

  • Skelterz

    It may sound slightly shallow but this is actually the reason i got the wii u lol i love mario kart and to be honest 1080p 60FPS online multiplayer with my friends to me sounds perfect also i love tanning the arses of japanese players….mainly cause the club nintendo is better than ours in the UK…and because of monster hunter 4….and because english people like myself are bullies MK8FTW!!!!

    • Con

      The only reason I got the wii was to play the super smash brothers games & Mario Kart Which looks phenomenal

  • Skelterz

    Completely forgot about DLC also i would like to see what nintendo has to offer in that department regarding retro stages and new tracks i would happily pay 1.75 per track what do you guys think.

  • SmashFinale

    KIRBY CONFIRMED PLAYABLE CHARA- ohwait. Nevermind… darn it.

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  • Gordon Tillett

    Very awesome. I will buy this game.

  • Oliver Barraza

    MK8 online play is going to be a huge part of my future!

    • Con


  • LopsidedPasta

    Can you say “Day One Purchase”?

  • NintendoNoob

    I’m pulling stuff out of no where right now but I really want this to happen. Did anyone else hear Gusty Garden Galaxy at the end there? That may mean there would be another space themed track other than rainbow road which could be Mario Galaxy Raceway, reduced gravity and increased speed with lower handling would make for a really fun track

    • MujuraNoKamen

      I nearly said I wonder if the Galaxy music at the end was a reference to something. I really hope there’s a Galaxy themed track. The gravity thingamajig on the Karts would work great on such a stage and in HD it would look amazing!

  • asdfg

    Dem graphics

  • DarkLegacy

    This game is looking amazing. Can’t wait for it

  • Rinslowe

    Hmmm hmm hmm hmm….


  • Daniel

    I just hope they speed up 150cc. It’s becoming a little too slow in my opinion. Other than that, can’t wait!


    For sure I’m taking it !!!

  • Old School

    This was nice to see today from Nintendo Direct. Unfortunately they did reveal any new characters like Smash Bros has been seeing.

  • HydePark1980

    Take my money now Nintendo!! This is the only game I would ever pay $60 for.

  • gmanextreme9

    I am preordering this REALLY soon………