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New Footage of Mario Kart 8 gameplay [VIDEO]

The headline says it all. It’s new footage of Mario Kart 8, but with a slight caveat. Captured with some over the shoulder, shaky cam action, nevertheless it’s still new footage of this highly anticipated game. If you look closely, you’ll also notice the Gamepad and Wiimote/steering wheel combo are the controllers of choice in this demonstration.

 

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  • BIG Franky

    CAN’T WAIT.

  • BIG Franky

    WANT.

  • jjbredesen
    • Alan Michael Hensley

      funny thing about that…it was mis-translated, it was suppose to be over 8000, so my childhood was ruined :'(

      • jjbredesen

        Dam japanese people must think that we are idiots :(

      • DK_Hadouken

        The line is still great.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    This is one of the few games I’m looking forward to. That and Smash Bros. This will be fun in multiplayer with a few friends at home and online.

    • Fred

      I’m normally a multiplayer guy (which explains why I’m a Nintendo guy), but in the case of Mario Kart, I loved 64 and Double Dash, but Wii and 7 cheat too much for the guys in the back I don’t mind some but let’s be real. I do however strongly recommend Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed if you want a Wii U Racing game. That is a very well done very fun game!!!

      As for the game I’m most looking forward to, there’s no question it’s X!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I have Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed. I do agree, it’s an awesome game and still play it to this day.

  • Josiah Parsons

    I had forgotten just how pretty this game is…

    • Nintedward

      It’s one of the best looking next gen games so on Wiiu , PS4,Xbox one if you ask me. It looks stunning and it gives you the perfect idea of the sorts of things Nintendo and other will be able to pull off with the Wiiu visually!

      Super hyped for this game.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I don’t know about better graphically, not to me at least. I do agree it does look great is certainly one of the best games I’ve seen on the Wii U visually. I’m just glad that there’s a game that can definitely get behind.

        • Nintedward

          ”It’s one of the best looking next gen games on Wiiu , PS4,Xbox one if you ask me.”

          That’t not just my fanboy bias, I actually think this is one of the best looking games out of all the games announced for PS4 Xbone and Wiiu. Sorry if you don’t agree.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Why be sorry? I’m fine if you disagree. You were honest and respectful about it. :P

        • dforce79

          Well, at least it’s an improvement over the last gen. And hey, you and I both know that the fun factor is more important than the visuals (though Killzone sure does look pretty and Second Son as well as Mario Kart 8). I can stand behind this like you can, not because of visuals, but the fun I know I and most will have (thank the gods for Nintendo realizing online is a good thing for Mario Kart). I do have to say it is nice to see Nintendo games in HD. Killed me when such excellent games for the Wii did not have that HD crispness. HD TVs do not translate SD visuals well.

      • ShilaquilOneal

        This is the same build that was available at the last E3. It was one of the most impressive games in terms of graphics and even gameplay.

        Conan O’Brien had a blast with it.

      • GermGerm

        Current Gen :)

        • Nintedward

          Xbox 360, Wii , PS3 , DS , PSP

          Xbox one, Wiiu, PS4, 3DS, PS Vita

          Oh and 1+1=2 and a Potato is in fact a Potato.

          • GermGerm

            ….?
            Xbox 360, wii, ps3 were last generation now. We are now on the current generation which is wii u, Xbox one and PlayStation 4. Haha I wasn’t trying to be rude I was just stating a fact…. I was totally in agreement with your comment, as I usually am!

          • bizzy gie

            Incorrect.

            A potato is a bird.

            This is third grade bro.

            Still agree with you even if you need to go back to school. :)

    • DK_Hadouken

      Which makes me wonder how good Shin’en’s game is going to look.

      • Josiah Parsons

        Can’t wait! *jumps up and down a few times*

  • Will (ishigum)

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DRIFT!!!

  • Simon Stevens

    I am gonna kick my son’s ass on this game :D he always beats me on Nintendoland but never will he beat me on Mario Kart!

    • Justagamer

      Same here..Id love to see my two sons try to beat me at mario cart

      • Nin1986

        I have both a 14/10 year old. You know there are games where I sit there and say to myself “god I’m getting old, they’re whooping on me” but then I pop in Kart Wii/Kart ds/Kart 3ds and all is well with the world.
        I guess I’m a bad father not letting them win, but whatever…Can’t wait for this, loved the Wii wheel too so I can only assume game pad would give me same feeling when playing.

        • jjbredesen

          Dam my dad doesent even know what mario kart is…

        • Justagamer

          I know right but time flys when you’re having fun

    • Wosty

      My father acts as though he is the best at Mario Kart even thought he typically gets last of the four of us playing. He always uses the excuse “they cheated me.” It cracks me up every time!

    • Eduardo

      Stand your ground dude lets show this new gen what we can do.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        New gen consoles? Or fans? Lol.

        • ThisGuy18

        • ThisGuy18

          I’m honestly and genuinely curious as to why you always feel the need to correct someone’s grammatical mistakes x) Not trying to start anything just curious. I mean, everybody else knows what he’s trying to to say. Nobody’s trying to pass an English test here lol I mean whatever it’s a forum, do wutcha want. Is it ok if i ask tho? I’m dying to know xD

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I get what he’s saying, but a little clarification never hurts anyone, now does it? I’m genuinely curious as to why you even asked such a question? It goes both ways here.

            Also, where did I question his grammar? Lol. I think you’ve misread there. It was rather simple, I was asking if he meant next gen consoles, or did he mean next gen fans. It was a fair question to me, so I don’t see the big deal.

            Now you know, but don’t die over it. No hard feelings. :)

          • ThisGuy18

            Well people can ask questions if their curious just like you did right? Maybe I’d like some clarification too lol it just sounded like you were trying to correct him his all cuz i see it happen in a bunch of other posts lol so forgive me if i thought this was the same deal :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Bunch of other posts of other users? Or do you mean mine? Cause I don’t often correct people let alone talk about their grammar. That’s a rare thing from I. In any case, it doesn’t matter. In my opinion, whether you’re honestly asking, or just trying to cause a ruckus, I’d suggest kindly moving along. Unless you’re talking about video games, I’m not interested.

          • ThisGuy18

            Lol calm down nobody’s trying to cause a ruckus. And i did mean to say “a lot of your other posts,” my bad xD no reason to be defensive. (And don’t expect anyone to “kindly move along” when you tell them to whether you’re trying to be condescending or not like seriously lol)

          • capitalism1023

            You sure do have a short memory don’t you? You were just talking smack about my grammar in another post because I didn’t use paragraphs. Dude, go find something else to do with your life instead of being a PuertoRican English teacher on a video game site. Seriously, you’ve been arguing for three days now with multiple people on multiple posts. Why don’t you go play video games or something?

        • Eduardo

          new gen of fans.. Of course..

  • Justagamer

    That’s not new..I played that level at the best buy event back in june..:(

    • Joey

      Not to those who have not seen it yet…

      • Justagamer

        True but Not new to me

      • Pikachief

        I’m sure there’s still old footage of this same thing. Just because some havent seen it yet doesn’t make it new footage :/

  • Nintendoplaystation

    How does this game look so good

  • Razo_E

    Give me a nunchuck any day. i can’t stand steering without resistance or feedback.

  • uPadWatcher

    This Spring 2014– I’M BUYING IT!!!!

  • Mozellergodt

    I just now, bought a Wii U :)

    • Nintendoro

      Well done !!! Welcome aboard !!!

    • Shota

      add me: shonenjump

  • Jamborlee

    Game looks so delicious, can’t wait for it.

    P.S. Wow these guys suck… DRIFT YA SCALLYWAGS!

    My turn my turn! New players please ;3

    -Sent from my Wii U Browser.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      You’re not going to cook it, are you? :P

  • Yesung Sohn

    i’m soo hyped for this game!! Luckily i have a wii u!

  • Nintendoro

    Is it just me or is this game really looking pure next gen?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It varies depending on who you’re talking to. I don’t think it matters which gen personally. It looks good and that’s what should matter to you.

      • capitalism1023

        How about he decides what matters to him? The game does look next gen and anybody who has a brain can see that. Getting a life should matter to you.

    • capitalism1023

      Yeah it does, the lighting effects and textures are top notch. Can’t wait for this to come out.

  • DarkLegacy

    Glad I have my Wii U. I need this game!

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Not very many racers. Hope that’s just a test build.

    • Shota

      no worries. it’s a beta demo

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        good :3

  • Justin OrdoƱez

    Looks fun. I wonder if the kart behaves differently (steering wise) when it’s hovering and if you have to adjust your driving style for it. That would be a fun challenge.

  • darkcreap

    This video has been taken in Spain. They are speaking Spanish with Spanish accent. It is such a small world.

  • GameBoy1979

    It’s awesome to see what the U can truly do…and to think, this is only the beginning of its’ second year on the market. Despite the delays in games, I’m glad that the BIG N takes their time & does games the proper way & makes them the absolute best that they can possibly be. As frustrating as it can be to have to wait, it’s also very refreshing to buy from a company that puts creativity, game play, & the consumers of its’ product at the forefront.

  • derty

    These guys r obviously noobs and it’s the same crap we hav already seen.
    They need to show some pros play this game to really show what this game can do >:D

  • NintendoNoob

    Love the game, only wish I’d be the one playing. I am pretty good at Mario Kart and being fast in it

  • Gameonfool

    same old

  • Super Mattio

    Welcome back Mario Kart!!!! If it plays as good as the SNES original, I’ll be very happy! Have they done away with the horrendous Blue shell??

    • Pikachief

      It’s basically a staple of the series since N64 forward. I doubt it’ll ever go away.

  • DragonSilths

    Would have thought with 2 Players playing on 1 Wii U there wouldn’t be Spiltscreen…thought we were done with that? Player 1 should play on the Gamepad, Player 2 gets the full TV…

    • Mario

      i think that’s optional dude. They just didn’t play it that way.

      • DragonSilths

        Hope so.

    • Pikachief

      It’s not an option on the demo stations. I’m sure they’ll have the option though… I mean how could they miss out on the opportunity for 5 player local mario kart!?

  • Nintenjoe82

    It’s already my game of 2014. Also makesme wonder how amazing a new F-Zero could be.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    I was expecting new footage of a new course, but i guess this is ok, its a mario kart game, so i know they are gonna be awsome!

  • Justagamer

    To the haters
    10/10…Nuff said

    • oontz

      Who is this Nuff? Is it an imaginary friend? What did Nuff say exactly?

      It’s interesting you really don’t talk like you’re in your late 40’s… hmmm

      • Justagamer

        Meh! None of you’re concern!

      • Justagamer

        It’s a saying man and im old enough..Been gaming longer than most on this site

        • oontz

          just poking fun… no need to get out of your rocker and chase me off your lawn.

          • Justagamer

            Sorry was just joking but i did get AC4 for the PS4 and it looks cool

          • oontz

            better then AC3?

          • Justagamer

            To a point yes but the gameplay is awesome

  • Ryushi

    I’m so happy with this game how they kinda combined F-ZERO and Mario Kart, y’know the anti-gravity stuff/

  • PS4/WiiU

    This isn’t new game footage -_-
    I saw this race track gameplay longtime ago on youtube
    I even played it at an event

    • Justagamer

      So did i and it was awesome

      • PS4/WiiU

        Yeah, I even got a year of luigi medal and a Mario kart race flag
        BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!

  • Troy

    I just hope you can use a regular controller, this whole waving our arms everywhere is getting silly

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It’s best played with the Wii Wheel from the looks of it. From my experiences, it worked great for Mario Kart Wii.

      • capitalism1023

        Actually when I played the demo at best buy during E3 the the gamepad was the best control option in my opinion, and yes I used the Wii wheel too. Wrong again bro.

    • lonewolf88

      they already confirmed that u can use regular controls threw gameplay but why not add motion controls they worked great for mario kart wii and people loved it.

    • capitalism1023

      Don’t worry you can use a regular controller, I used the gamepad for the best buy demo during e3 so I imagine they’ll include pro controller support.

    • MississaugaMaverick

      ya you can don’t worry

  • Lord Carlisle

    Looking forward to this game. I don’t see any sort of universal mic chat happening with it, though I think you should have the option to use said feature with people on your friend list.

  • atl hawks

    boo, this is the same e3 gameplay :(

  • Michael Ngo

    Not watching them drift was so painful =/

  • Adrian

    Without the music it kind of is lackluster. And not a fan of motion Control driving! I hope there is a thumbstick option!

    • MississaugaMaverick

      ya don’t worry there’s a thumbstick option. i’m also not a fan of the whole motion controlled driving.

  • iLoveXojo

    How is this “new” when it’s the same crap from E3? I was excited to finally see brand new footage.

    Wii U Daily is starting to suck.

    • Shota

      Mark Hearn. He lives under a rock i think

  • starwars360

    Oh Mark what wrong with you? Another writer came up with incorrect article before also it is same footage show in E3 2013!!!!

  • LopsidedPasta

    I’ve waited since E3 to see this footage (or any footage really). I’m almost as excited for this game as I am for Smash Bros. I can’t wait.

  • Old School

    This is pathetic! When are they finally going to show NEW footage? Plus you have the most noob players

    Also show battle mode!! Not everyone like VS, Nintendo don’t ruin battle mode like you did in MK7

  • oontz

    wiiudaily… a little more worse with every article.

  • fireheartis1

    Wow even though Mario Kart Wii is amazingly fun, this looks like it’s going to be a freaking blast. It also proves that the Wii U is way more powerful than current gen, but well all know that the haters will keep lying about the power of the Wii U though. Too bad it wont hit this holiday, but oh well I can’t believe that it’s almost here in 2014 anyways.

  • Rocky

    I hope we could choose between motion and non-motion control. I prefer non motion; too tired to move around in the morning and after work.

  • alex toschi

    Have neither of these men heard of drifting? Good lord that was some sloppy driving.

    • Rick van der Linde

      Not to mention the bad start, the fact that Yoshi didn’t keep his; green shield, red shield, banana, etc. behind him, no tricks on ramps… Conclusion: I need this game.

      • alex toschi

        Agreed haha it does look great, I hope we don’t have to use motion controls though.

  • Matski

    Hmm, so does this mean you can only play as Waluigi on the stupid motorbike? I’m hoping we can customize the karts and whatnot like in Mario Kart 7

    • lonewolf88

      its a demo not the full game lol it will be like mario kart wii there will most likely be medium small and large vehicles me personnaly hope everyone gets one exclusive care and then the meduim large and small karts.

  • lonewolf88

    you guys know what i love about the gameplay? is it shows how much fun there havin :P

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    LOVE IT ALREADY!!!

  • ENDOT123

    i need this game like now

  • Wiiluigi

    I am pumped!!!! Need this now!!!

  • William Cole

    I keep doubting Nintendo and they always tell me “no, don’t do that, and here’s why”.

  • josh

    I’ll buy a wii u after smash bros and mario kart come out. Just not this year.

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    I disagree with your comparison to the snes version. But you’d be right if you was talking about the ds version. After Mariokart ds the series has been about incremental updates (It’s the Mariokart where they pretty much nailed it).

    But as for Nintendo innovating. They innovate with many games. Racer wise, they launched the Wii with Excite Truck which was a very fresh racing game. Marokart, these day’s, has as much innovation as 99% of Fps and many racing franchises like need for speeds.

    I was disappointed with mariokart 7. Felt like more of the same but somehow not as engaging. I’d like it if mariokart 8 threw in some really big innovations, but what I really want is a highly polished and refined and balanced mariokart, that felt as though winning was entirely through skill rather than elements of luck, with some additional little tricks for the skilled players to master in order to scrap a few seconds of their lap times. The hang glider’s in MK7 did this and was one of the more successful additions to that version.

  • Joe Fraley

    They added at least one new item: flower power. That looks like a pretty fun item. Like a gold-mushroom-style turtle shell. Not that it’s a huge change, I’m just saying there are obviously some changes.

  • Justagamer

    Meh! Mario cart is better and will sell better and that is fact

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    You must be drunk or something, how is it even similiar to the snes game,this game has 1080p wich not even all xbox one games have, and its innovative with freaking gravty and such, and i play mario kart for the fun and the courses, and gta racing sucks ass, not that im hating on gta but that is not the best RACING GAME REALLY!

  • ThisGuy18

    You just described the entire call of duty series lol but everybody still loves it! Wonder why….

  • Rick van der Linde

    I wonder what game does show next-gen game play in your opinion, because there are none.

  • Mike A

    I’m buying this because of the fun factor. However, I totally agree with you even though it hurts me to write this lol. It’s refreshing to read a different point of view. Glad you notice the same things as me but it’s just a demo so cross our fingers and wish that Nintendo does more innovation for this series…regardless it’s still one of the best in the kart racing category.

  • darkcreap

    Ignore him, he’s just a troll. By replying to him, you are feeding him.

  • Mario

    I did make my own decision! And that’s sticking with Nintendo all the way!

  • Justagamer

    I say thumb him down and move on

  • iamserious

    I like Sonic All Stars racing more than what this game seems to be producing..

  • Justagamer

    Meh! The thumbs down speak for themself.
    Don’t like what i have to say then leave and never return but im here to stay..Deal with it

  • darkcreap

    That is another possibility :D.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    The games arent even similiar,the only thing that is. Is that both are racing games, nintendo games gameplay overcome all other platform games combined, dont say xbox or playstation have sp good quailty games as nintendo because they dont .

  • Mike A

    Agree. Plus they need to do the things you have already mention. In my opinion Nintendo is just being lazy by using the same Playbook that worked for them in the past. It’s like the typical Hollywood movies. Sure they make ton of money but seen one you seen them all.