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Mario Kart 8
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Group No. 1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Producer(s) Hideki Konno[1]
Series Mario Kart
Platform(s) Wii U
Release date(s) JP May 29, 2014
NA May 30, 2014
EU May 30, 2014
AUS May 31, 2014
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Mario Kart 8 is a racing video game for the Wii U game console. It is part of the Mario Kart series. It was released on May 30, 2014.[3]

The game is like other Mario Kart games, where characters from the Mario series race each other in go-karts. Players are able to use items from item boxes to keep their opponents from winning. Along with go-karts, the game also has motorcycles. There are 12 players in a race. Like in Mario Kart 7, karts have hang-gliding attachments, and players are able to drive underwater. For the first time in the series, players are able to drive on walls and ceilings.[4] There are two new types of vehicles: UFOs and four-wheel buggies.[5] There is local and online multiplayer for up to 12 players. Players include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, etc.

The first DLC track pack was revealed in October 2014. [6]


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