Mario Kart 8 Has A New ATV Buggy Car Type

By Ishaan . December 18, 2013 . 6:54am

Nintendo have shared a new trailer for Mario Kart 8, revealing that the game has a new “buggy” type of car. Additionally, it will feature a new airport and cloud-top courses.



Newly-revealed playable characters for the game include Rosalina and several baby-type characters such as Baby Mario and Baby Peach. Mario Kart 8 is slated for release in spring 2014 on Wii U.

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  • Arcana Wiz

    The baby characters were real cute, and the double reveal of Rosalina (for this and Smash bros) was genius!

    • Time Sage

      Triple. She was also revealed for the Arcade Mario Kart game.

  • MrRobbyM

    The game is super gorgeous.

  • Link

    Mario’s mustache blowing in the wind. I love these small touches they add.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This game looks so pretty and smooth.^_^ Can’t wait for this game here.^_^

  • Ugh! I’m sick of the baby characters. It’s as if Nintendo aren’t even trying to make new Mario characters different anymore. I do like the looks of the buggy, though. I’ve always had a thing for ATV’s, so don’t expect me to drive anything else in this game.

    • Herok♞

      Well it would make no sense for them to make new characters just for Mario Kart and in general I don’t think more Mario characters need to be made just becasue

      • True. It is a bit sketchy when you look at how Plum and Waluigi turned out. Plum has only ever appeared in Mario Golf 64 while Waluigi was introduced in Mario Tennis and has appeared in a lot more since.

        • Warren

          I thought he first appeared in Mario Party 3 because of the story?

          • He was originally made for the first Mario Tennis game as Wario’s doubles partner and has appeared in nearly every Mario sports and party titles since. He wasn’t in Mario Kart 7.

      • Akimitsu

        It wouldn’t be the first time, though, that they would create a new character for a non-main Mario game. Waluigi was created for the first Mario Tennis game.

    • I’m not angry or mad of the baby characters, but I do think it would be better if they added some new characters, either new or old. I’m sure people would still play with Boo, with Petey and even adding Wiggler and the other characters from Mario Kart 7 would be a good idea!

      • Warren

        I’m sure they will add them, they are probably just unlockables like Daisy. Speaking of Daisy are they trying to kill her off?

        • AkuLord3

          Trying? i thought they were…she’s only a character for these types of games

  • Warren

    Man this game is making it hard to pick a main between Peach and Rosalina.

  • zferolie

    Baby Daisy!

    But the game also Has Regular Daisy and Rosalina… too many great choices….

    • I’m telling you right now, with all the Rosalina love as of late, there will be a Baby Rosalina coming eventually.

  • Freakmasta

    All these hover cars…where’s my F-ZERO?!

    • Anthony Birken

      Good Times…I will keep this SNES catridge forever~

    • 하세요

      This IS your F-Zero. Embrace the sad fate.

    • T-X

      Miyamoto said they weren’t going to make one until they could figure out how to make it fresh. I had an idea to keep F-Zero face paced but fresh by having bigger tracks and adding a brawler twist to damage or slow down opponents vehicles; making the Falcon Punch a more lore friendly feature of the game. Too bad I don’t work for Nintendo…

  • Altumn

    If they don’t bring Dry Bones back I’m going to be sad and kind of upset.

  • Slayven19

    I just want to play the game.

  • JoJo_649

    Captain Falcon should be a secret character for this, just like ROB was in Mario Kart DS!!

  • Ecchi H. Tentacles Jr.

    That last stage is very reminiscent of Beanstalk Park from Kirby Air Ride.

    • Kavyn

      I’m hoping it was a re-inspired version of Mario Kart GBA’s Sky Garden, one of my favourite Mario Kart tracks from my youth :). If it isn’t, I’ll pretend it is!

  • Lucky Dan

    After playing Sonic All Star Racing, its very hard to go back to Mario Kart 7. It seems Mario Kart 8 is taking a queue from Sonic all star racing transformed, after people played Sonic all stars racing no one ever went back to Mario Kart 7 it was just a better game especially the PC version where you get 3 exclusive characters and looked and played much more better than the console version

    I wonder if they are gonna copy it with the Tricks in mid-air and lots of speed boosts, the courses are better design in Sonic and you could actually screw up on the boat if you hit a ridge etc.

  • 하세요

    I just pray the bikes aren’t ridiculous in this game. It was pointless to use a standard cart in Mario Bike W- I mean Mario Kart Wii.

  • T-X

    They need a Super Smash Racer. It would be hilarious to see Link riding Epona at F-Zero speeds to catch up with Fox.

    EDIT: Definitely getting this day 1 though!

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