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Nintendo indicates that Mario Kart will come to Wii U this year

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Mario Kart for Wii U, along with many other Nintendo titles, has been kept on the down-low for quite some time. But within Nintendo’s financial results announcement, a sliver of information indicates that plumber and go-cart will reunite this year!

Here’s the evidence from a press release directly from Nintendo:

During the next several months, Nintendo expects to launch new titles in the Mario Kart (Wii U), Super Mario Bros. (Wii U), Wii Fit (Wii U), Pikmin (Wii U), The Legend of Zelda (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Mario & Luigi (Nintendo 3DS) and Pokémon (Nintendo 3DS) franchises. These games, along with titles from Nintendo’s third-party publishing partners, will help drive hardware momentum and introduce new audiences to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms.

We already knew that these software titles would be revealed in detail at this year’s E3; and while most of these titles were already anticipated for release this year (“Super Mario Bros.” is likely a reference to Super Luigi U), Mario Kart was never officially added to that list. However, this piece of information suggests otherwise.

Mario Kart Wii sold millions upon millions of copies, so prioritising  release of a new Mario Kart for Wii U is undoubtedly a smart decision by Nintendo.

Are you excited for Mario Kart on Wii U? In what ways do you think the GamePad will be utilized?

 

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  • Guest

    I know this game is going to be really good

  • david jarman

    I hope wii actually get to flick the turtle shell like ninja style. How about in co-op someone can drive the car with the wiimotes while the other player can use the gamepad in panoramic style and target other cars.

    • david jarman

      What’s with all the downing voting and hate? Did nobody read the question? In what ways do you think the gamepad can be utilized?
      I just up voted everyone who contributed to having an idea about the game.

  • Michael Ngo

    They better have a new point system that rewards a true skilled olayer( one that drifts and uses weak items) and SEVERELY PUNISHES failed luck based racers ( one that uses bullet, star, lightning, BLUE SHELL etc) for 1st place. Blue shell must also be banned or at least immune to people that uses skill to get first place.

    • Wayne Beck

      I’m sorry man, if you had said eliminate the luck based Item system, I would have been on board, but complaining that people use the items in the game as intended is weak.

      I really just hope they don’t pull that Double Dash crap again.

      • Michael Ngo

        I just said get rid of extreme luck…

        • DragonSilths

          While I have skill I find skill leads to stress and such. I prefer games of LUCK cause its so chatoic and fun. That’s why I love the Mario Party games that are based on luck. I take luck over skill in a game anyday luck is just more fun skill is just rinse and repeat.

      • Fred

        What did you not like about Double Dash? That was my favorite one

    • Adrian

      Haha, it’s all part of the game, Mike. It’s good to give players in 4th or 5th a chance to shoot a blue and screw over first. Besides, part of the fun is losing when you almost win. And winning when you almost lose.

      • Michael Ngo

        that kills the fun dude… It causes nothing but fustration knowing that you lost because of luck. (and lose 310 rating in 1 race -.-)

        • Adrian

          I dunno about the rating system. The last Kart game I really played was 64. I would own everybody 90% of the time. But if somebody lucked out and red shelled me or blue shelled me and won, whatev. No biggie. That’s why there is always next time!

        • DragonSilths

          You get nothing for winning. Your Rating…just shows how long you have played. There’s no skill level or rank. Mario Kart is for FUN. Not MLG pros.

    • Bob Brochee

      If you had so much skill, none of these things would be an issue for you…

      • Michael Ngo

        Yes because bananas, green shells, and drifting really helps me block against 2 blue shells and 3 lightning in every race and get combo by red shells and mega mushroom and stars right after.

        • Adrian

          The game (i.e. the creators) intentionally gives the player in 1st place a worse item draw than the players in later places. It’s completely intended for first place to have to struggle through blue shells and lightning bolts and keep lead.

    • Cerus98

      So you want them to remove all items given to 5th through last place or so in order for you to win every single race once you reach first place? Because that’s what would happen with your plan. All you’d have to do is trail a shell or banana and no one could slow you down because you’ve had them remove anything that could touch you. Bananas and green shells are two of the most powerful items in them game if you know how to use them.

      Sounds to me like you’re the one who has no skill. Pro tip: watch other players items and when you see someone with a blue shell slow down to second place. Mass lighting shrinks everyone as well. If you lose second place because of that then you’re just a bad player.

    • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

      If you notice, the game gives players certain power ups when they need them. The game does that.

    • DragonSilths

      Get outta here with your MLG hardcore competition bullshit. Without those items the game would be you winning every game over and over…so damn boring. The craziness of random ideas is what makes it fun. Nintendo can make a single MLG playlist for your idea of fun. But I want no part of that junk.

    • MichelChartrand

      I agree with most others here regarding the game being meant for fun rather than hardcore, but I’ve a feeling the game will be designed like Mario Kart 7, giving the ability to create racing leagues or whatever where rules can be set.
      So if you only want to play with skill, you can create or join a group that only races with no items, or only bananas, or only mushrooms, etc.

  • Zizo47

    Since there’s Super Mario Kart/Tennis/Golf/Party/Shippuuden/etc… Why doesn’t Nintendo take an approach similar to Super Smash Bros. and mix it up with other Nintendo characters. I think it would work especially well with the Party games…

    Just a thought

    • Zizo47

      Down-voters, care to mention to me why it’s such a bad idea?

      • DragonSilths

        Naruto should stay in his own games.

        • Adrian

          If I ever saw Naruto sharing a screen with mario, I’d cry. And not out of joy.

    • D2ThaLo305

      I think that is a great idea!

    • Adrian

      Super Mario Shippuuden? Excuse me? haha.

      • uPadWatcher

        BELIEVE IT!!!!!!

        • Adrian

          Dattebayo!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      Ever heard of this game called Fortune Street for Wii and DS? Its basically Mario and Dragon Quest characters in a Mario Party type setting with Mario Party-Like gameplay so Nintendo have done it in the past

      • ThunderGod_Cid

        I’d say Fortune Street is more like an extreme version of Monopoly.

    • jcnba28

      Because Mario the character sells $$$ Ching! Ching! $$$ Mario is more popular than Mickey Mouse!

    • D.M.T

      That’s what I’ve been thinking for months now. A Mario Kart game with every Nintendo character, from Mario to Pikachu etc.

      Make it happen Nintendo!!!

    • Jonn McNally

      Someone’s been watching too much anime.

    • MichelChartrand

      I think it would be a good idea for them to branch out. They sort of did that with Donkey Kong, but then again I guess Donkey Kong/DK Jr. are from Mario’s world as well.
      I think they’re probably afraid to mess with their formula, look for a couple of new characters, removing a few older ones, etc. Probably a new character related to a new Mario game(Personally I don’t think the Mario game in the release was Super Luigi U, but rather a new 3D Mario), just like when Rosalina was added.
      I’ll bet if they released a new Mario Kart, then released some Smash Bros. Kart people would probably buy both. Or, they may start having DLC.
      I really hope they don’t start doing DLC, I hate DLC.

  • Nintedward

    Mario Kart 7 was a fantastic game and was immensely polished for 3DS at 60FPS. Let’s hope Wiiu gets the same treatment.

    Lot’s of people hate on Mario kart 7. I say screw you , it was awesome. The blue shels and luck based items is what makes Mario kart , Mario kart these days.t all boils down to how skillfull you are in the end. The person with the highest VR on MK7 is the best. Nuff said.

  • The Clockwork Being

    I know this game will be good and that Nintendo will make sure of it. Now besides the classic Mario Kart charm they should add one important thing that was a problem in the previous games. Its the number of stages.

    Nintendo should make DLC for free to add stages. Im not saying the stages are boring or anything. It is just that for players like me that completed Time trials(normal and epert Staffs)+3 stars at 50cc, 100cc,150cc and all the things to make my game complete im bascically playing the game for fun every now and then. So Nintendo should do DLC(tracks, characters, karts,etc), new time trials challenge from staffs and much more things.

    • MichelChartrand

      If the DLC was free I’d be okay with it. Otherwise I hate DLC. Refusal to buy DLC makes a game outdated before its time.
      I’d love them to get rid of the grading system though. I’m not the best player in the world, if I manage to beat 150cc or Mirror mode in first place, I’m proud of my accomplishment. Takes away some of that good feeling when it’s like “Congratulations you beat 150cc Special Cup. But you get an E, try for an A next time.”

  • Wayne Beck

    The Gamepad would be an awesome way to add a Track Editor, ModNation-esc. Honestly though, I just want them to get back to Mario Kart 64. The past few console versions were a little too bloated for my taste.

    • Zuxs13

      I really hope they do a track editor, it would be a great way to expand Mario Kart. Especially for online play.

    • Pikachief

      Only mario Kart I didn’t like was Mario Kart Wii. And I REALLY didn’t like that one. As long as they stay far away from that game. Mario Kart 7 was great though! So I have faith it’ll be good.

      But yes track editor would be amazing.

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        I totally agree with you about mkw… It might sound stupid, but I really HATED that game :-/

      • D.M.T

        Mario Kart Wii sucked!!! I want Mario Kart Wii U to be similar to Double Dash!!!

      • The Clockwork Being

        What was so bad about Mario Kart Wii, it was good in my opinion. By far one of the best mario kart games I played. After double Dash.

        Edit:the only problem I saw in Mario Kart Wii was that you couldnt do 2 player grand prix

        • MichelChartrand

          Ugh, totally agree about 2 player grand prix missing being a problem. Hope grand prix can be done 2 player at least in a new one.

        • Levi Johansen

          The outcome of a race was kinda random. Winning in Double Dash required you to play your best, but in Mario Kart Wii, winning was never out of reach even when in last place in the second half of the last lap…

          • The Clockwork Being

            A way your right. I would definitly like a better challenge. At the point were im at the way I play Mario Kart Wii on VS is: 150cc, COmputers:Hard, Aggressive Items

          • Levi Johansen

            Excately.

            I remeber it took us a long time to beat Double Dash and get all the tracks and characters, a really long time. But on Wii, I did it alone in just a couple of weeks.

            Oh well, it is more fun to play Wii version with small kids though, because they actually have a change at winning :P

    • Fred

      Mario Kart 64 was my second favorite, but my favorite was Double Dash that one was awesome! I loved that you could do 2 player grand prix, unlike Mario Kart Wii

    • Levi Johansen

      I think Mario Kart Double Dash was amazing, Mario Kart Wii was kinda bad though…

  • The Clockwork Being

    I know this game will be good and that Nintendo will make sure of it. Now besides the classic Mario Kart charm they should add one important thing that was a problem in the previous games. Its the number of stages.

    Nintendo should make DLC for free to add stages. Im not saying the stages are boring or anything. It is just that for players like me that completed Time trials(normal and epert Staffs)+3 stars at 50cc, 100cc,150cc and all the things to make my game complete im bascically playing the game for fun every now and then. So Nintendo should do DLC(tracks, characters, karts,etc), new time trials challenge from staffs and much more things.

    • Guest

      No if they do DLC they will become EA number 2

      • IntrepidEmu

        Um, EVERYONE does DLC, and also the comment you are replying to said that Nintendo should do free DLC. Don’t think anyone will accuse them of being the next EA for giving out free DLC.

        • MichelChartrand

          Free DLC I’m okay with. One thing I liked about Nintendo in the past was no DLC. I like a game to be good and able to stand on its own until the next game release or iteration in the franchise.
          DLC if done right could be okay, meaning if it doesn’t affect gameplay or experience. But if you have to start buying tracks and kart accessories simply to continue playing online without issues, then I think that’s awful. By issues, I mean something like how Halo 3 was crippled if you didn’t buy all the DLC because half the game modes were blocked, game modes that came with the game but simply locked you out after new maps were released. And Call Of Duty: World At War would be about to start a match then kick you out after the countdown to begin because it tried to put you in a match in a map you didn’t have.
          So I really really hope Nintendo doesn’t go down the DLC route, because I don’t buy DLC much, and I really don’t want to have to sit there for 5+ minutes between matches to be added to a race with no DLC, then get booted after that race because the next race involved a DLC map, etc.
          Free DLC I’m good with, game crippling paid DLC tracks/characters/karts I won’t forgive Nintendo for if my game experience is ruined.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Im all for DLC if they are free and downloadable via the eShop. Plus they should put a reminder if you have the game to get the latest DLC

    • Nathan DeFalco

      I got one better. Give us a track editor and let us post tracks and modes on line for free. The fun will never stop then.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Oh thats should be added too. But for the track editor it shouldnt be like SSBB ‘s stage bulder because i didnt like it. But to add what you said they could also make the custom tracks sharable on Miiverse available. But you are so right just look at all the hacks that have been going on just to edit tracks.

        Edit my personnal favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdtUOL8VWrY

      • mikel334u2

        Yes! My only down-side to MKWii.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    I’ve played Mario Kart on the SNES all the way up to the Mario Kart 7 on 3DS… and I loved them all… so yeah… I’m excited :3

    • buckxn

      lol. i bought mario kart SNES on the day of my senior homecoming. it was so awesome i called my date and cancelled a few hours before i was supposed to pick her up so i could have friends over and play MK all night.

      • Adrian

        That’s pretty messed up, man.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        So I take it you’re still single?? j/k

      • D.M.T

        Not cool bro. You don’t just cancel a date for video games lol. But you’re probably married now or you have a girlfriend so it doesn’t matter.

        • buckxn

          haha… that was a long time ago. yeah, i’m happily taken now (different girl of course.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.pope.18007218 John Pope

      Down voted you all cause you are all fucking pricks

      • Kyle Berger

        why?

        • http://www.facebook.com/john.pope.18007218 John Pope

          Cause im fucked up in the head. But i really love you all…where is that pill damn pill bottle?

          • Kyle Berger

            okaaaaaaay

          • mralloverit

            Couldn’t help but laugh. Definitely deserves at least one up-vote. That made my day. Thank you for that.

      • Super Buu

        Then I shall return the favor.

      • [000]

        You have WAAYY too much time on your hands.
        Seriously, do you even go outside?

      • david jarman

        The only prick is the person who trolls this site and down votes people without a REAL reason other then he doesn’t like the system or its fan. That my friend is not only prick but a loser.

    • Kyle Berger

      NERDGASM!!!!!!

    • NkoSekirei

      same cant wait im hoping for some online action and please nintendo bring remake mario party 3 for the wii u that would be sick and people will be stealing each others coins and stars with boo bells i love those items

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      I’m the best racer of all times

  • Adrian

    Super Mario kart and Mario Kart 64 were two games that I grew up with and mastered. I recently got the Wii Mario Kart (when I got my Wii U), and I gotta say, the motion controls were disappointing. I didn’t try playing it without the motion controls/Wii Wheel (I actually didn’t know it was an option.), I should give it a go.

    That being said, a new super Mario Kart has ONE real requirement for me. Enable play from a Wii U Pro Controller (2nd player and so on) and Wii U GamePad (first player)….basically take Wii Motes out of it. Besides that, if it can feel like the original MarioKarts at all, I’ll be happy. I dunno if I’ll buy it, but maybe I’ll put it on my Xmas list.

    • Pikachief

      I hope they leave wii-motes in actually! (They probably will) I’d like the option to play with the controllers I already have. I’ll probably get a pro-controller, but only one or maybe two. But If I had 4 other people to play with and only 1 pro-controller I’d like to have the option to use Wii Remotes for the other players :)

      • Adrian

        OKok, I think the option is nice (so you don’t have to break the bank for 4 player). But I think it should be optimized around a Pro controller or Gamepad.

    • Fred

      Mario Kart Wii did it perfect. It let you choose, you could use wii mote (steering wheel style) it let you plug in a nunchuk, and it let you use a gamecube controller

  • jcnba28

    Nintendo already told us this… back in january… but I’m still excited for it!

  • jcnba28

    MK64! Best MK ever! Double Dash! Best MK ever! MK DS! Best MK ever!

  • savisn

    unrelated but Fry’s has a bundle for $60 for 3 games…ZombiU, Sonic Racing and Nintendoland for anyone in Chicago (maybe others too). all 3 are great and for $20 amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/ageofepic.gaming.7 VideoGames Next

    Off tv play !! 5 players !!! RAINBOW ROAD IN HD !!!!!!!

  • Zuxs13

    I would love to see a Kart editor capability, maybe a “franchise” mode where you can start from scratch with a mii/ or regular character and build theirs skills up through races and modifications.
    I know the tried and true formula for Mario Kart works and Is great but its time for some expansion or change to the series. I doubt they will change much or add much and It will still be fun but I for one would like to see them take some risk with this one. Oh and get rid of the blue shell, no more weak difficulty(at least allow it to be turned off).

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    I doubt it will come this year. However, when it comes, they need to make the graphics look like something unlike the Wii and Gamecube. They need to bring them up to date with better effects and realism. I know it’s basically a cartoon, but I expect more than the game remaining the same looks wise. They also need to make it just a little more complex with a few more things going on make it much longer with much more complex tracks! I know I am asking too much as Nintendo just keeps everything the same, OLD stuff. I guess that is why I have not gone back to Nintendo – no evolution.

    • ICHI

      I think we’ll see some good graphics from mario kart, the wii had a couple of little tricks graphically over double dash but the boost in power this time would hopefully bring at least one cup of insane tracks like back in the day. I want another wave race too though they were both amazing for water effects and fun value but its one franchise we’ve only seen twice and could be prime for another visit. F-Zero too is long overdue another hardcore race-athon. Mario Kart I buy for for multiplayer the others I’d buy for a challenge.

      • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

        I never like F-Zero or any of those crazy futuristic racers. I think that those games were just products of their time to show off new 3D and 3D-like hardware.

    • david jarman

      I agree with somethings you say. As much as I love mario kart, I would love to see more improvements. As a racing fan of games like burn out, I would welcome for more complex tracks.

    • DragonSilths

      If Nintendo listened to you then you would be the only one playing that steaming pile of shit. Smash Bros with realism? GTFO just GTFO.

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    I’d love to play this on Xbox Live, or online, but with a more complex game.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I am very excited for Mario Kart U. Big fan of the series since the start. Great game to play with family and friends. I hope the online features is better than the Wii but I suspect it will be since no need for friend codes.

    Super Mario Brothers could also mean the Mario 3D title too Maybe??

  • Syrindigo

    Spoilers : They have something up their sleeve that’s not on this list.

  • tronic307

    Dear Nintendo,
    Please try to make it as good as Mario Kart DS. Thx

  • DragonSilths

    Mario Kart U, Windwaker Reborn and the 3D Mario are this fall. We knew that since Janurary…

    • Fred

      3D mario this fall? Where did you hear that?

      • DragonSilths

        If its playable at E3 like Mario Kart and Windwaker is then commen sense says so. Its coming this year its just obvious.

        • Fred

          Not very sound reasoning. How long has Pikmin been playable and it still isn’t out. Wasn’t Pikmin playable last E3? It won’t be out until AFTER this E3.Wonderful101 was playable last E3 and it’s still not out. NOT OBVIOUS! Don’t expect it because it probably won’t happen

  • DragonSilths

    I hope Mario Kart U goes back to more of a Double Dash style. Bring back the Tournament mode or whatever it was called where you did all 32 races back to back. Now that was a tournament. Nothing like man I lost 3 races in a row….I CAN MAKE A COME BACK we still got 11 more races left!!! lol.

  • Link Slayer

    I’m extremely pumped. Mario Kart is in my top 10 game series all time!

  • Edwin Cruz Gonzalez

    So excited for this game! Thank you Nintendo! Mario Kart is back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.wanstall Jim Wanstall

    This is undoubtedly is a very smart move on Nintendo behalf , MK8 is console selling game

  • Mr. Nick

    Ah…this is good news. I hope they have an option with multiplayer to not play in teams and also, when your balloons are gone, then you’re gone! No reappearing with a new set of balloons.

  • LopsidedPasta

    Atta boy Nintendo! We need a killer app on the Wii U!

  • JumpMan

    gosh my parents are gonna hate Nintendo this Christmas… but not me! :D

  • crocodileman94

    As long as the online mode have 2-player support, I’m fine.

  • Marcell Wade

    I’m expecting 5 player multiplayer in Mario Kart on Wii U.

  • Guest

    NERDGASM

  • Guhtere

    Mario Kart is the best kart racer ever in my opinion. Can’t wait to play in in HD! As for gamepad use, it will probably use it the same way as Sonic and All-Stars; motion control, off-TV play, and a map.

  • Johny

    did i read that right ? .. no its not possible…. super smash bros coming out THIS YEAR ? i call BS on this one. nintendo (Sakurai) just started working on it since the release of Kid icarus Uprising. its either bullshit, or a rushed release, which would really be a shame :/

    • DragonSilths

      Its called the 3DS version coming out 1st. The 3DS game cartridge is 4 GB Max compared to a 25 GB Wii U game disc. Namco Bandi is helping and doing the entire campaign themselfs. Sakurai has made 3 smash bros games. He knows what he’s doing. He has even been sacrificing his own health in his one hand to balance out the game himself in his off work time. Not to mention game development times have increased in general not to mention the speed boost they got from Namco Bandai helping and dividing up the work load. Its just make characters and stages and move sets and campaign mode…This isn’t a game as big as Skyrim or Zelda its a 2D Sidescroller fighter game lol. This holiday season for the 3DS version is highly likley and is nothing to worry about.

      • Johny

        yeah… i have full trust in sakurai… and yea i know.. he was injured in the process.. but his dedication to the game he works on is awesome.
        I know the development will be sped up greatly with the help of experienced fighting games developing company Namco Bandai. Well im sure sakurai will deliver. but it still seems kinda soon for me. Also on the other hand, since the game will have some form of 3ds-wiiu connectivity, and knowing nintendo, they’ll want to release both games at the same time…
        But true.. i didnt think about it, but yeah.. much less work for the 3ds version, but just because its a 2D perspective fighting game doesnt mean its not gonna take alot of time. theres MUCH to do with design, programming, balancing and alot of tweaking to do, if you want to really create an above average fighting game with sharp, competitive, and deep gameplay mechanics, which i expect in a SSB game.

        • DragonSilths

          Nintendo wont release both at the same. Otherwise it will be a repeat of MH3U being on both. Almost nobody buys both. I didn’t. 3DS version first so you can get held over till the Wii U one comes out. Then buy the Wii U one later. Would be a smart buisness move for Nintendo.

          • Johny

            hmm mh3u.. well i did buy both versions… and so did alot of people.. and it makes sense to release both at the same time, because they really have alot of connectivity between the systems, swapping saves between, multiplayer, etc.
            well i dont really know if its a good business decision or bad for them to release on 3ds first… i kinda really have mixed feelings about it. for various reasons. one is,… i dont know if its worth it, and in case 3ds version DID come alot sooner, i’d most likely wait for wii u version, to see how it compares, and decide which version i should get… because… i wouldnt really want both versions, if for example (just an example referring to monster hunter alittle), they wouldnt interact with each other, wii u’s would have much better graphics and online.
            But if they pull the “monster hunter way” and release them at the same time and market it that way, as in… look ! .. here’s both versions. BOTH have its unique advantages, and awesome compatibility and connectivity. then i’d actually consider buying both (along with alot of other people ) :)

          • ICHI

            I bought both versions and a 3DSxl to play it on :)

  • Agent721

    Customizing the look & performance of the kart, via the tablet would be awesome. And of course, user generated tracks.

  • HotInEER

    I’m beyond excited to play one of the best franchises in the video game world in glorious 1080p HD. Bring it on!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

      Ahem 720p…

      • HotInEER

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, it’s going to be 720P?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

          It will still look fantastic so dont worry! All these 1080p comments just do my head in. Even last gen ports run below 1080p, so stop assuming all games nintendo kicks out will be 1080p when we are yet to see one!!

          • HotInEER

            How do you even know it’s going to be 720p? Besides, how do you get I said all games will be 1080p but God knows at the price I paid for this system and the games at $60 a pop, it should be.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            I know because I can count the games that are 1080p on one hand. The specs of the wiiu and form factor as well as the power draw from the psu do no allow for such resolutions in 3d games, even 2.5d games like mario bros and toki tori are 720p… does that not tell you something!?

          • HotInEER

            That is not true. The Wii U, my PS3 and Xbox 360 all run 1080p games without issues and most of the Xbox ones are 1080p that I play, the PS3, not so much, most are 720p ports of Xbox games except for their exclusive titles.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            You dont have a clue lad, most the games on ps3 n xbox360 are 720p or below!! The wiiu is a very current gen system in terms of horsepower. You will not be seeing a fully 3d first party game like a 3d mario title in 1080p on the wiiu. Nan assault has very little to render and scribblenauts is a 2d game!!

          • HotInEER

            First of all, i’m far from a lad, and i’m sure from looking at your avatar pic i’m much older than you. You also do not work for Nintendo so saying we will never see a 1080p Mario game on the Wii U is short-sided and plain wrong. I know most games are 720p and are upscaled to 1080p but it is still 1080p even though it’s not native.

            I’m sure when the PS4 comes out and the new Xbox we will see more games run native 1080p and the Wii U is more than capable of running them too.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            Native 1080p 3D games will not be on the wiiu at all unless they upgrade the hardware… very unlikely to happen! If it were possible Nintys first party titles would run at it. They have allready stated that all first party games will be 720p…

          • HotInEER

            If so this stinks. Do you have a link that goes over this. Thanks for the input.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith
          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1853385/project_cars_wii_u_runs_at_720p_30fps_will_look_feel_amazing.html

            It wony stink, youve barely noticed by the sounds of it, most the noobs on this site think the wiiu is kicking out high end pc visuals LOL. Nintendos first party titles will look awesome, thats all most peope buy the hardware for anyway…

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            honestly its not the end of the world that wiiu isnt capable of open world games etc in 1080p. Mario galaxy still looks epic on my 42″ full hd tv, and that game only runs in 480p…

            When you get MKU we should race, so i can own you with my Mii ;-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.quatier Ryan Quatier

        How would you know that? Oh right, you don’t.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

          If toki tori 2 is 720p, there is no way on earth a fully 3d racing game will be 1080p. The wiiu is a 720p console, thats what the VAST majority of titles run at FACT…

          • DragonSilths

            Wii U is a 1080p and 60fps system that was confirmed before the Wii U came out. If you really want to use Launch games and Launch Window games to base a systems power you are mentally damaged. Do you think the Xbox 360 games at launch looked like they do know? No. The Zelda Tech Demo was 1080p and 60fps for crying put loud. Mario Mart U and Windwaker Reborn and Bayonetta 2 and 3D Mario and Retros game will be 1080p 60fps. Same with Smash Bros.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            Link me to the source that showed the tech demo to be 1080p 60fps please. You dont have a clue what you are on about, even the ps4s killzone 4 ran at 30fps! Stop out right lieng to yourself.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            Windwaker reborn and bayonetta 2 will be 100% 720p I will put money on it if you like! Youre feet arent on the ground if you think wiiu can do 1080p 60fps !!

          • Nintedward

            Nano assault Neo is 1080p 60FPS and it’s fully 3D with pretty intense graphics.

            We do not yet know what the Wiiu can do , both of you stop acting like you do. Nobody has maxed the Wiiu out yet , but I do agree with you Daniel the Wiiu is probably most comftorble at 720p 30/60FPS. But from Rey’s point of view. We don’t know yet what the system can run at 1080p 30/60FPS. Monster Hunter , DQX , MSFHD , Nano Assailt , Scribblenauts , Chasing Aurora , Little inferno and a couple of others are confirmed native 1080p.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            Nano assault runs at 720p… not sure about the fps. If you could be so kind as to link us a source for your information rather than simply making it up as you go along…

          • DragonSilths

            Typical proof or gtfo bullshit. You just trust people that simple.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            No you don’t, you make a reasonable request for the person to post a link validating their comments. If they dont have one then they are most likely talking out of their arse! :-p

          • Levi Johansen

            It’s 1080p!
            http://gamersxtreme.org/2012/11/23/nano-assault-neo-review-wii-u-eshop-wii-us-super-stardust-hd/

            How about YOU give some links that say otherwise, huh?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith
          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            You got ragged son LOL :-p

          • Levi Johansen

            The article says quite clearly that the Wii U is a 1080p console, and that it is not for lack of support that the game is in 720, it’s simply to make certain effects work better.

            Indy developers are not the best at optimizing a console, especially in its first year.

            How can anyone say that the PS360 are 1080p consoles, and not the Wii U? It is alot more powerful and handles 1080p better than those two, without any doubts -and at the same time streams to the gamepad.

            Or do you think that neither of them are 1080p consoles?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            Bingo!! Non of them are true 1080p consoles no, because the vassst majority of titles are 720p and under! With the logic you use someone getting less than half the marks correct in a set of exams would be an A* pupil if in one test they scored high. What the dev is saying is that if he were to up the resolution he wouldnt have the power to use on other graphical enhancements. That right there tells you the WiiU is not an “1080p 60fps” console. The game hes talking about isnt even that demanding. Its rendering a small solid, nothing special no openworlds no taxing physics and its still 720p…

          • Levi Johansen

            Ok, I guess we agree then.

            But I think a console is a 1080p console if it’s capable of having this. Like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U.

            Anyway, I guess this is a matter of opinion.
            I am however pretty sure that alot more titles will be 1080p on Wii u as times goes by. Though some games might be 1080p only if the gamepad is not used, because it takes alot of power.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            Also the new Zelda will not look like the “tech demo” its been stated that he next zelda will take on similar aesthetics to skyward sword but with a higher res and prettier effects obvs. It still wont be 1080p, or 60fps. Anyone who thinks it will be is an idiot and has no concept of hardware limitations. The kind of jump from 720p 30fps to 1080p 60fps cannot simply.be made by tidying up the code. It requires new/extra hardware.

          • Levi Johansen

            I’m pretty sure it could be 1080p and 60fps, it is being made in a game engine that is built from the ground up for the Wii U, unlike any 3rd party engine, they are all made for PC and ported over to consoles.

            Nintendo won’t go for 1080p 60fps if it makes the game worse overall though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            Project cars confirmed 720p 30fps. If the wiiu is a 1080p 60fps then why are non of the games running at that?

          • Silent

            So you can see the future now?

          • DragonSilths

            The things I want to say and do…but I don’t need the FBI again.

          • Levi Johansen

            The tech demo of Zelda U was running on a buggy and weak system, not the Wii U. It really has nothing to do with the Wii U other than to show how the GamePad could be implemented in games.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith
          • DragonSilths

            That site layout looks like Thewiiu.com…I got IP banned from that site. I still call BS and all that shit. Wii U will be a 1080p 60fps system when its at its full potential. If it isn’t well I’m going to jail cause I’m killing every Nintendo employee and every single parasitic human who uses this site.

          • Silent

            So you made the console, therefore you say its 720p console and it automatically becomes a fact? You have a serious god-complex.

          • Levi Johansen

            The Wii U is a 1080p console! Of course it is!

      • Alex

        WiiU can do 1080p like Rayman Legends and Monster Hunter, right now haven’t even push the to its limit, and it can do Unreal Engine 4 but on port.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

          unreal 4 can run on smartphones… its very scaleable, if the proper version of ue4 runs on wiiu then why is wiiu an unsupported platform!?

          • Alex

            Like the same old story Nintendo has problems getting Third-party support.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

            you are a blind fanboy, the WiiU cannot handle UE4 in even close to the way the ps4/720 will be… thats a fact.

          • Alex

            What the F@$% is your problem, are you a dumb fanboy, what I told you is true companies doesn’t like support Nintendo, Wii U is more powerful than you think like what Mr. Iwata said, and don’t underestimate Wii U.

      • Silent

        Ahem 1080p HD…

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571568099 Daniel Smith

          correct, you might get the odd 2d/2.5d game in 1080p ( although toki tori 2 is 720p…) the next mario and zelda games for wiiu will be 720p 30fps, Quote me on that please :-D. Gives you plenty of time to be thinking up excuses for it not being in 1080p 60fps :-p

  • mikeybruises

    Please bring back the bikes…and most of all the “The Sneakster”. <<- I doubt it though :(

  • Ducked

    The Wii U needs this since Super Smash Bros will be delayed to next year. This will help grow the online community on the Wii U too. So yeah, this is great!

    • DragonSilths

      wii U Smash Bros wont be delayed until next year cause it is already coming out next year. The 3DS version is coming first.

      • Ducked

        There was speculation that it could come out this year, so its delayed in a way.

  • Ryan Cam

    Just a heads up, but you state that Nintendo will reveal more at this year’s E3. Hasn’t it been confirmed that Nintendo will in fact NOT be hosting a major event at E3 this year? Instead they’re choosing to do several smaller reveals (via Nintendo Direct or other conferences).

    • Kenshin0011

      Just because they’re not holding a live conference doesn’t mean they’re not revealing a bunch of information during E3…

    • DragonSilths

      Everything that would have been showed on the big stage will be revealed in Nintendo directs. Only question. Is do we get to see this live.

  • Wiiluigi

    I still have every Mario kart. Can wait to add this to my collection.

  • Erik

    I would guess the Gamepad for the new Mario Kart would be for like a mini map and what items do they have. Also customize maybe emblems by simple drawing. I would hope They can balance the characters.

  • disqus_uHlmzKCszR

    If they go in the direction of double dash than the gamepad could be used to accurately shoot the riders behind you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/huzefa39 Huzefa Javed

    Why don’t they call it Luigi Kart?

  • Nintengoth

    Cant wait! Mario Kart is one of the top 5 best Ninty games, they need to put so much in this game, at least 30 characters, be able to customize your kart with loads of parts, and have like 5 or 6 cups insted of the usual 4, with at least 50 courses, and full 4 player split screen with off tv play hehe awesome!

  • www.RonaldGursh@hotmail.com

    I don’t know why people are so excited for this. Its going to be just like the one for Wii but in HD, just like New Super Mario Bros. U was.

    • Silent

      Trolls are unable to understand.

  • William Cole

    The 3DS and Wii U are about to gain some serious profit when these games are released. If Pokemon still has the loyal fanbase that I know it has then 3DS should jump at least 8 million consoles.

  • Kenshin0011

    While I love Mario Kart, I definitely am more anxious to play a new 3D Mario, Retro secret project, or Metroid Wii U.

  • Ugslick

    Personally, right from that Nintendo Direct I understood that Mario Kart and Mario Bros (NOT Super Luigi Bros U or whatever, but a new 3D Mario Bros.) would both be targeted for a release before the end of 2013, along with Zelda WW HD. It was also indicated in less certain terms that Bayonetta, SMT X FE, and Monoliths Game (X) would be targeted in the same time frame, but those are potentially more prone to delays etc but well probably see release details divulged in the ND’s leading up to E3 this year.

  • DemonRoach

    1+ years late. laughing stock.

    • Silent

      You own a Wii U so….I wouldnt be commenting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iraisa.garcia.7 Iraisa Garcia

    I love Mario Kart games. Even though I’m only 11 I’ve played Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 7. I’ve never played the one for Wii, but I’ve always wanted it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/iraisa.garcia.7 Iraisa Garcia

      Don’t worry this is not my account its my mom. She lets me use it.

  • BGhp

    I hope they don’t rush it so the games dose not end up being a mess

  • Syrindigo

    THIS IS SO EXCITING.

    I can’t wait to see what this Mario Kart’s “thing” is going to be!
    Like how the others have flying, and swimming, double dash cars, bikes, custom karts and all that fun stuff.

    But with the game pad!… SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.degrechie.3 Eric DeGrechie

    Awesome to hear some of these games may drop this year. The best thing Nintendo can do right now is wait until the PS4 and Xbox Whatever are ready to drop, then release all the biggest games they have planned. If they drop Zelda, 3d Mario platformer, Kart, and Smash Bros, the Wii U will be competitive. Especially if the next consoles have rocky launches as most tend to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Realityglitch Christopher Coonan

    Double Dash is still my favorite, but I enjoy the original a decent bit. I should at least give it a chance, and they should have THE FUCKING OPTION FOR DOUBLES RACING.

    • Seth S. Scott

      double dash 2 would make me ssooooooo happy!

  • aldo2410

    Mario kart games are my favorite racing games, I play it much more times that any NFS, and having hours of fun with multiplayer with familly or friends not care about the age.

  • RonnieMexico

    fcuk mario kart I wantz mi a new COD

  • The Libyan

    God, my wallet is going to be wrecked by December this year…Nintendo WHY DO YOU MAKE SO MANY GREAT GAMES!!!!

  • Daniel Mc’Conville

    Yes, I am so excited about new Mario games for the Wii U especially Mario Kart U.

  • Daniel Mc’Conville

    Nerf: Remove Peach’s ponytail and keep it straight down.

  • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

    Mario Kart Wii sold 33m copies, so getting this out sooner rather than later seems like a non brainer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iraisa.garcia.7 Iraisa Garcia

    I bet the Wii U gamepad is going to be use for the wheel. I bet you see the wheel on the gamepad and on the tv you see the streets. I bet there is also going to be a way you can make the gamepad the streets, too. I’ve played Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Double Dash‼,
    Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 7. I never got to play Mario Kart Wii, but I’ve always wanted it. I can’t wait for the Wii U’s Mario Kart.

  • PachterStation

    The one on the GameCube was better than the one on the Wii. Never got to play both Mario GP games (by NAMCO), can’t ever see them coming to the Wii U. I’d much prefer a new Wave Race. The one on the GameCube was terrible.

  • Michael Jurado

    mario kart should have a turrent in which player 2 controls a good example would be the sub marine mini game in mario party. one player steered and player 2 fired. Except expand this concept make the turrent be the gamepad utilize the movement to aim and fire while player one concentrates on a basic mario kart match power ups, speed tracks, jumps, drifts, ect ect.

  • Michael Jurado

    also I’m very excited about mario kart wii u i’ve logged basically 400 hours on mario kart 7 for my 3ds Soooooo its about time we get some new tracks :D

  • Scott

    “Super Mario Bros.” refers to the 3D Mario game being made for Wii U.
    And if it comes out in 2013 I will be dissapointed.

    They need to spend more time with 3D Mario games.

    Super Mario 64 started out as a SNES game.
    Super Mario Galaxy was in development right from the Wii’s announcement, took over two years.
    Galaxy 2 started development right after Galaxy 1, took three years.

    Those three games are absolute masterpieces, Nintendo can get 3D Mario U right, as long as they don’t succumb to the usual launch doomsayers like they did with the 3DS.

    Super Mario 3D Land was made inside a year, big disappointment. Levels were too short, gameplay too repetitive, and the second half of the game was made up of half-baked ideas over the top of old levels. They were rushed for time and look what happenned.

    Take some time, Nintendo. And get it right.

  • heavenshitman1

    Lol, no its not, its got an install lead of 3.4 million currently standing with about a 6 month gap before the competition arises (and that’s only in a couple territories). PS4 at least will be waiting many more months before a launch in remaining territories

  • Silent

    ”Great. Wii U is great” Fixed. Now thats how you comment.

  • crocodileman94

    then good for you that you dont have to use the Wiimote.

  • Pikachief

    Yea I remember playing Brawl, Mario Kart wii, Mario Galaxy, and Metroid Prime 3 all thinking “these games just aren’t very fun…” And going back to my gamecube personally. I did love Skyward Sword actually though, so I guess that’s a plus.

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    You and your ‘homeboy’ can handle that whenever you get together!

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    Now you want to stalk and accuse people of doing things that they have not done. Too bad you bastards can’t stick up for humanity like you do for gays.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.degrechie.3 Eric DeGrechie

    Gays are part of humanity, dipshit,

  • ICHI

    I’m not sure if homosexual peeps like being called ‘gays’ it seems too crass?