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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Shows Off Its Revamped Battle Mode And Its 8 Arenas



Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is just over a week away from releasing for the Nintendo Switch. The port will feature a revamped Battle Mode complete with 8 new Battle Arenas, three of which are from previous Mario Kart titles while the remaining five are brand-new.


Nintendo Life recently got the chance to check out check out these eight new arenas, and you can watch the extensive footage of their gameplay in the video below.


While the original Mario Kart 8 reused the game’s racing tracks for its Battle Mode,  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe revamps the feature with the eight custom battle maps of Battle Stadium, Sweet Sweet Kingdom, Dragon Palace, Lunar Colony, Wuhu Town (from 3DS), Luigi’s Mansion (from GameCube), Battle Course 1 (from SNES), and Urchin Underpass (from Splatoon).


Deluxe also introduces the new “Renegade Roundup” mode, a team-based battle mode that is kind of like Cops & Robbers, except the cops have piranha plants on their cars, used to send the robbers to jail.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will release for the Nintendo Switch on April 28th, 2017.