Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Not A Switch Launch Game, Coming April 28

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Not A Switch Launch Game, Coming April 28

The improved version of Mario Kart 8 was missing from the Nintendo Switch Presentation.

One game that was seemingly missing from the Nintendo Switch presentation was Mario Kart. Following the presentation, Nintendo did confirm Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, "the definitive version" of the Wii U racer. The game will launch on Switch on April 28, 2017, including new characters, new vehicles, new courses, and a revamped Battle Mode. Players can also carry two items in-game now, with Boo and the Feather returning to service!

"All your favorite tracks and characters return from the Wii U version, plus all DLC tracks and characters, and new characters join the roster, too: Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, as well as King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr.!" said Nintendo in its press release.

The new Battle Mode includes Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast modes. New Battle Mode courses include the all-new Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, with returning classics like GCN Luigi's Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1.

Online will be up to 4 players on local multiplayer, 8-players on local wireless via two Switch systems, and 12 players in online multiplayer.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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