Nintendo is at the verge of giving me a heart attack!
This trailer just gave me life!
Not too long ago, I wrote all there was to know about the upcoming Mario Kart 8. HOWEVER, Nintendo decided to release an unannounced Nintendo Direct with the last pieces of the puzzle about the next chapter in the Mario Kart saga! The remaining characters were revealed: the adorable Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach! Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on that pink gold. I always got enjoyment of beating people with characters people stereotype against like Peach because she’s “too girly.” Can’t wait to make people eat my golden pink dust!
Talking about the “new and shiny,” Nintendo also released ALL of the 32 tracks in MK8 and I am here to list them for you because that’s what I’m here for. Ready?
Mushroom Cup: Mario Kart Stadium, Water Park,Sweet Sweet Canyon, Thwomp Ruins
Flower Cup: Mario Circuit, Toad Harbour, Twisted Mansion, Shy Guy Falls
Star Cup: Sunshine Airport, Dolphin Shoals, Electrodome, Mount Wario
Special Cup: Cloudtop Cruise, Bone Dry Dunes, Bowser’s Castle, Rainbow Road
Shell Cup: Moo Moo Meadows (Wii), Mario Circuit (GBA), Cheep Cheep Beach (DS), Toad’s Turnpike (N64)
Banana Cup: Dry Dry Desert (GCN), Donut Plains 3 (SNES), Royal Raceway (N64), DK Jungle (3DS)
Leaf Cup: Wario Stadium (DS), Sherbet Land (GCN), Music Park (3DS), Yoshi Valley (N64)
Lightning Cup: Tick-Tock Clock (DS), Piranha Plant Pipeway (3DS), Grumble Volcano (Wii), Rainbow Road (N64)
Since we’re listing tracks, let’s go over Battle Mode. Now Battle Mode features modified tracks instead of arenas which include:
- Moo Moo Meadows
- Dry Dry Desert
- Donut Plains 3
- Toad’s Turnpike
- Mario Circuit
- Toad Harbour
- Sherbet Land
- Yoshi Valley
Also, remember these:
Please welcome the Super Horn and Crazy 8! The latter is basically a grab bag of 8 items that surround your kart and you’ll be able to use them – pretty neat. HOWEVER, that Super Horn though! It serves as the ultimate offensive/defensive weapon. Not only will the horn be able to blast opponents out of your way, it is said that the sonic blasts have the ability to destroy any shells heading your way – including the evil, dreaded, and diabolical Spiny Shell.
Oh, yes. The Spiny Shell has met it’ match finally and it’s all coming to MK8!
The Mario Kart TV feature was also explained thoroughly, MKTV will support voice chat in the lobby areas while playing with people online. I believe that’s a nice touch by Nintendo because now you will be able to actually make connections to a more personal level. Though I am crossing my fingers and it’s not dampened by pesky children cursing and being all sorts of inappropriate like on some famous FPSs… Anywho, in addition to the voice chat, racers will be able to create scheduled tournaments accessible to the public! No more worries about missing a tournament! MKTV was firstly described as a way to share your videos with friends; however, Nintendo informed its fans that the MKTV videos can be uploaded directly to YouTube! In a matter of seconds, you’ll be able to acquire praise and bragging rights from all over the world…
GIMME THE SPOTLIGHT!
Lastly, remember I mentioned how Europe was getting its own bundle pack with a cool Spiky Blue Shell collectible statue? Well, no need to be jealous because North America gets it’s own special bundle too! The same includes a black Wii U Deluxe (32 GB), a copy of Mario Kart 8 (not confirmed if it will be a disk or digital, a Wii Remote Plus, and a Wii Wheel for only $330.00! But wait, there’s more! People who purchase whatever version of Mario Kart 8 (i.e., disc, digital copy, or the bundle) and registers the game on Club Nintendo by July 31st of this year will get to pick a free copy of either Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, or Wii Party U! So, for those of you who are still debating on buying the console, THIS is the time to act!
Is it My 30th already?!
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