Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Features New Modes, Tracks, Characters; 1080p When Docked

on January 13, 2017 1:37 AM

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe didn’t make too much of an appearance on Nintendo Switch’s Tokyo Livestream, new details are emerging showing it is a pretty hefty remaster of the Wii U title. According to Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will feature new characters, modes, tracks and in-game mechanics to spice things up for Mario Kart veterans.

According to the game’s press release, the following additions can be found in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has every character, DLC, and track from Mario Kart 8
  • New Battle Modes: Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast
  • New Course, including Urchin Underpass, Battle Stadium, GCN Luigi’s Mansion, SNES Battle Course 1
  • New Characters, including Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.
  • Smart steering on 200cc for newcombers
  • Three new Splatoon inspired vehicles
  • Players can now carry two items at once in a race
  • New items added, including Boo and a Feather

Also according to the press release, Mario Kart 8 will be able to hit 1080p when played in HD mode — this of course implies the game will fall short of that resolution when undocked.

Players have the option of playing with 4 people on the TV, 8 players in Local Wireless mode, and 12 players in Online Multiplayer.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on April 28, 2017 for $59.99, exclusively on Nintendo Switch — check out the screenshots below:

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.