Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: New tracks coming March 18

Mario Kart 8


Mario Kart 8

Turn your racing experience upside down! Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console in full HD, introducing new racing circuit designs and anti-gravity karts that will have players driving upside down. And for the first time, all of Bowser’s seven Koopalings are playable characters-- get a taste of being bad on the race track by playing as Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: New tracks coming March 18

After a first career on Wii U, Mario Kart 8 arrived in 2017 on Nintendo Switch. In this Deluxe edition, players were able to discover all the charm of the original version and a whole series of new features: five new characters, new tracks and items as well as a Battle mode. As Nintendo's title begins to age - but still remains effective - the Kyoto firm has decided to prolong the pleasure by announcing 48 new tracks! Between now and the end of 2023, 6 updates of 8 tracks are expected! The first salvo arrives on March 18th and here's what you can expect!

The second best-selling game in video game history, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a Nintendo Switch staple. While waiting for a hypothetical Mario Kart 9 (which is, a priori, not for now), the Japanese company continues to improve the content of its current episode. For the sum of 24.99 euros, holders of the title will have access to 48 new circuits and here are the first eight to arrive:

  • Paris Promenade

Taking place in the French capital, Paris Promenade exudes the good cliché of our hexagon. With the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Tromphe in the background, this urban circuit comes straight from Mario Kart Tour on smartphones. While the accordion resounds, the players take pleasure in flying over the Champs-de-Mars before passing under the famous Parisian building built between 1887 and 1889. The emblematic places of the capital have been reproduced and give way to vast avenues for lovers of controlled skids.

  • Toad Circuit

From the excellent Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS, the Circuit Toad is a track that offers very wide tracks for easy skidding. In spirit, it is above all a track suitable for beginners and who do not have great difficulty. Between controlled slides and passages of springboards to take off, this circuit is somewhat reminiscent of Circuit Luigi from Mario Kart Wii or Luigi Raceway from Nintendo 64. Nothing very spectacular here, but rather a simple and effective "tutorial" level!

  • Choco Mountain

Many people have walked this route for hundreds of hours! Taken straight from Mario Kart 64 , it takes place in the center of steep cliffs and gives pride of place to winding roads and rockslides. Control and mastery are required, on pain of ending up in the depths of the ravine! It will be interesting to see how Nintendo has reworked this layout because the two machines are technically very far apart. Will the "fog" (the fog effect) of the Nintendo 64 be kept to simulate the lack of visibility? We'll find out all about it soon!

  • Coconut Mall

If there is one that deserves a detour on Mario Kart Wii, it is the Coco Supermarket! With its perky music, this circuit takes place in the center of a supermarket and offers a very pleasant variety. After a passage on asphalt, the player rushes through the escalators (taking those that go up, otherwise beware of wasting time!) and finds himself in the heart of the large surface on the shiny floor. With its frenzied bends and this ascent to the summits, before a glide of several hundred meters, the Coco Supermarket is one of the favorite circuits of Mario Kart Wii players. And even when you think you have reached the finish line first, it is not uncommon to be run over by vehicles playing their role as the last obstacle. Awesome and awesome!

  • Tokyo Blur

We find this good old Mario Kart Tour which offers players a discovery of several cities around the world. In Traversée de Tokyo, the user is catapulted into the heart of the gigantic Japanese capital and takes pleasure in recognizing some of its emblematic places. From Akiba to Shinjuku via Ginza, this route takes us over the Rainbow Bridge and lets us contemplate the Tokyo Tower. Or how to travel with a few pixels, while having fun with your friends!

  • Mushroom cornice

This circuit comes straight from Mario Kart DS , the first to have openly launched online games! At the time, challenging players from all over the world on your small console was still something! The Corniche Champignon is a fairly classic route made of asphalt and bridges where fairly dense traffic develops. With its pronounced bends and its unevenness, it will delight fans of skids and a rural atmosphere.

  • Sky Garden

Taken from Mario Kart: Super Circuit on Game Boy Advance, Jardin Volant is, as its name suggests, a country track taking place in the clouds. Therefore, you have to negotiate sharp turns and ensure your skids, otherwise you will fall into the void. The route seems simple at first sight, but its drop and its very narrow paths make it a perfect circuit for time attack enthusiasts. And incidentally one of the most full-bodied layouts of the GBA cartridge.

  • Ninja Hideaway

And hop, it's again a Mario Kart Tour track that arrives! In Dojo Ninja, the player is propelled into the heart of a Japanese temple that will delight budding historians. In addition to the very marked atmosphere, the route surprises with its richness! Narrow roads, mobile platforms, ravines, various junctions… the Ninja Dojo is certainly one of the best circuits of the episode published on smartphones. Finding it on Nintendo Switch is great news!

The first salvo, including 8 new circuits for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, is expected on March 18.

Is Mario Kart 8 a good video game?

Yes Mario Kart 8 is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 89%. Any good gamer must have played Mario Kart 8 at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!

Can I play Mario Kart 8 with my friends?

Yes, you can play Mario Kart 8 multiplayer (offline) with your friends! So think about it the next time you have a party at home, it can be a great opportunity to have a great time with your friends and family, while determining who is the best at Mario Kart 8!

Is Mario Kart 8 available on multiple platforms?

No, the game Mario Kart 8 is currently only available on Wii U. We hope that Nintendo EAD Group No. 1 development studio will release the game on other consoles soon, even if nothing is planned for the moment!

Is Mario Kart 8 a recent game?

No, Mario Kart 8 is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on May 29th 2014, 9 years 11 months 27 days ago.
Mario Kart 8 has been released on Wii U.

Is there an official website for Mario Kart 8?

Yes Mario Kart 8 has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Mario Kart 8?

No, according to our information, Mario Kart 8 does not yet have a forum or subreddit clearly identified to the community. However, it is possible that you can find one by searching on your favorite search engine, which we invite you to do! You can also look at social networks, indeed many groups exist for example on Facebook to allow communities to exchange between enthusiasts.

Is Mario Kart 8 compatible with VR?

No, Mario Kart 8 is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Mario Kart 8 have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
MK8 (Acronym)
マリオカート8 (Japanese title - original)
마카8 (Korean acronym title)
마리오 카트 8 (Korean title)
MK8 (Other)
MK8 Deluxe (Other)
MK8 (Other Alias)

What are similar games to Mario Kart 8?

Mario Kart 8 is a game similar to Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 7, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Splatoon, Shovel Knight, Brawlout, Just Shapes & Beats, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and, if you liked Mario Kart 8, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!