Another non-surprise, but it was still nice to get our first glimpse at the upcoming Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U. The trailer shows off the return of bikes, as well as hover cars that ride along roller-coaster like tracks! Is this Mario Kart, or F-Zero?!
Mario Kart 8 is currently slated for a Spring 2014 release.
Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more media and details on Mario Kart 8!
I'm liking this more upon a rewatch (I think I was still trying to process the new Mario game when I first saw this, and Nintendo's iffy Direct stream was throwing me off). The visuals are actually really slick, and the hovercar idea is a nice one. Can't wait to see Rainbow Road with this concept!
There's GOTTA be a Mario Galaxy-themed stage now, right??
This is the one thing shown that didn't make me pause. The anti-gravity thing looks really neat, and a great way to expand track designs. Sleep-deprived as I am, I first thought they were just showing goofy sideways and upside-down camera angles... and then it hit me that they were driving on the walls.
There's still more I need to see, but for now, game looks great.
This is so far probably my game-of-show for E3. Is it more of the same? Yeah. Was it obvious and expected? Well, yeah. Logically I shouldn't be as excited as I am, but MAN did that trailer look fun. Mario Kart in HD, baby! Can't wait!!