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Mario Kart 8 Wii U box art revealed

Nintendo has finally revealed the official box art for the much anticipated Mario Kart 8 racing game for the Wii U. And it look like most recent Nintendo franchise box arts — very detailed, very colorful, and of course, has Mario dead centered.

Mario Kart 8 is the first of several highly anticipated Wii U games in 2014. Nintendo has done well with previous Wii U first party titles, such as Super Mario 3D World and Zelda Wind Waker HD, both of which resulted in an increase of Wii U sales.

Nintendo will launch Mario Kart 8 sometime in May, the company recently confirmed. Will you be getting Mario Kart 8 for your Wii U? Let us know in the comments section!

Mario Kart 8 Wii U box art

Mario kart 8 Wii U box art

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  • Joe Fraley

    Obviously anyone with a Wii u is getting Mario Kart. Right? Who’s not getting Mario Kart?

    • CEObrainz

      When I first heard of a new Mario Kart game, I was against the idea of purchasing it. However after it’s first reveal at e3 I changed my mind.

    • TheBoldman67

      I hope there is a voice chat feature, I would love to be able to talk and race with my friends at the same time. Otherwise, I’m sure it will be a fantastic game.

      • D-Man

        I hope so too, but just imagine all the swearing that will take place when one has been hit by a blue shell! XD

        • bizzy gie

          Psshhh. Back up dodge FTW

        • Michael Ocampo

          Made mah day man XD

      • Thomas Vienna

        That’s why I have a telephone :P

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Do you text while ingame too?

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Ther is this something called skype or even just the voice calls on your phone. (where it was meant for, you know?) ;)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I use Skype all the time. Some people don’t appreciate sarcasm too much, huh? ;)

          • DragonSilths

            Nintendo should update the Wii U chat so it can run in the background while playing a game.

          • Shota

            i read somewhere that they are working for wii u chat with multitasking.

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            That’be perfect

          • DragonSilths

            Of course it would. It was my idea….and all my ideas are perfect :) lol

        • Pikachief

          yea okay I’ll just start up a conference call with all my friends at once just so we can talk for this game. All awkward with speakerphone and the bad quality of not being close enough to the phone and all.

    • jjbredesen

      So true, this is the game that will make Wii U sell!

      • http://www.us.playstation.com/ HyperTallih

        True story.

        • Skelterz

          The never ending story.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            ..

        • jjbredesen

          Hey, i have not seen you for a long time, welcome back :)

          • http://www.us.playstation.com/ HyperTallih

            Thanks.

      • Michael Dierlam

        Yes! I sure hope so.

      • Deadpool U

        Yeah according IGN people voted MK8 as the most anticipated racing game so it should sale greatly.
        I know I’ll be getting it even if racing games are where I’m least talented.

        • jjbredesen

          Yeah, when even a place like IGN can get it that much votes there is no question, i know some people are bored with it, but it will sell, it was the second best selling game on Wii and sold over 35M! It aims at both Casual and Hardcore, i am 100% sure it will be the turn around of Wii U, i have said it since the beginning it will be, if i am wrong, then i will “insert crazy thing here” i promise XD.

          • juancamiloarq

            I’m looking forward to getting this game, since I haven’t got a MK since the N64 and DS. It’s about time, isn’t it?

          • jjbredesen

            Yup, Mario Kart Wii and 7 where fantastic, so there is no question, the online really adds a lot to it, you will not regret!

          • juancamiloarq

            How the hell have you got so many downvotes on all your comments? O_o

          • jjbredesen

            Welcome to WUD, we have a downvote “problem” where some sony or ms fanboys send downvote bots to good comments, and send upvote ones to bad doom comments, when you see a comment with most guest upvotes and no or few actual user upvotes its been “hacked”, they are not hacker just noobs, but donno what term to use XD

          • DragonSilths

            As reggie said just cause people sign a petition doesn’t mean its that mean that many sales. Same situation with people voting on sites. IGN could have MK8 voted as the most anticipated racer but that doesn’t mean everyone who voted for it will get it.

        • Simon Stevens

          I love Mario kart…… but it’s not the best racing franchise out there, personally, I love motorstorm, such an extremely intense experience

          • SP-937-215

            Did you ever play Jak X Combat Racing? Sooo good. Better than most Mariokarts.

          • Shota

            that was fun but so hard T-T

          • Simon Stevens

            That game was insanely fun :D mario kart is good but very slow paced for me, kind of like riding the zipper dipper instead of the BIG dipper at Blackpool

        • Carlos Webster

          Especially since (at least on the hardware side of things) IGN hates Nintendo.

          • Simon Stevens

            I wouldn’t listen to a word they say, at face value, nothing they say ever stands up and again, at face value, there a real eye sore, I mean…. to be that fuck ugly and think you deserve a say on the looks snd design of a console?, goodness me and the one person who is good to look at (the mole) is likely a poser with no credibility what so ever, I could be wrong but I chose to receive my gaming advice elsewhere, from sources though ugly, know what there on about and have the maturity and intelligence at hand to give everything a fair shot.

      • Jeffery02

        We can hope. If not, then we can laugh at all of the losers that are missing out on a great game. :-P

      • DragonSilths

        Nope. Wii U is beyond the point of having ANY title cause an explosion in sales. Even Smash Bros will only slightly improve things. Wii U will be a Gamecube great system, with great games, but low sales numbers. But over the Wii U’s life each game will just slightly add a bit of Wii U sales. Hope I am wrong. But I just don’t see a situation where sales of Wii U’s explode. Not until Nintendo fixes things and gives the Nintendo fans the games they want. But Reggie said Nintendo doesn’t let Nintendo fans desires effect them. So they don’t give us the games we want, they only give us what they want to give us. Which is the problem in the 1st place.

        • jjbredesen

          I agree, with most of what you say, i am not saying it will sell 50million consoles XD, but that it will cause the “average” sales to increase. Mario Kart is the one game that will make an impact, all of Nintendo’s consoles have had some major sales spikes when there Mario Karts released. 3DS’s sales turned around around the time of the release of MK7 so i could help.

        • Keyser

          I agree to an extent. Maybe a gradual increase throughout 2014 is more likely, but to be honest, Gamecube/N64 sales wouldn’t be that bad, as long as they keep creating high-quality games.

        • PatcherStation

          Even the Dreamcast sold 10 million units in a few years.

        • mario54671

          I wouldn’t be surprised if Mario Kart 8 pulled a Double Dash and sold around 3-4 million copies due to the smaller install base. GameCube’s best selling title was Super Smash Bros. Melee, and that sold only 7 million.

          Also, Reggie didn’t say Nintendo “doesn’t give fans what they want.” He was making a point regarding how petitions aren’t the best motivator because not everyone signing the petition is someone looking to buy a certain game.

          The internet is clamoring for a new Star Fox and a new F-Zero. Sounds like “everyone wants a new one” right? Guess what, no they don’t. Those franchises sell very few copies, particularly F-Zero. Metroid also isn’t a big seller compared to other Nintendo franchises. So just because you see a bunch of loud people demanding for it doesn’t mean it’ll translate into lots of sales. These are just a vocal minority.

          Why else did Retro go with Donkey Kong and not Metroid? Donkey Kong on Wii sold more than all three Metroid Prime games combined. Given that more people bought Donkey Kong, they figured that this is what people want. See, most people who actually buy games don’t sign stupid petitions, they just buy the games that they want. Nintendo figured that Donkey Kong was a better choice because it was a better selling game. I mean… seriously, Metroid Prime 3 didn’t even get 2 million in sales, and it was released on Wii… a console with 100 million owners. I’ve nothing against Metroid, I’m just saying that it’s not a big franchise.

          • DragonSilths

            But guess what? If they don’t make the games we want that’s a whopping 0 sales anyway!!! Nintendo needs to realize that ignoring their core fans will kill them.

          • mario54671

            Yeah, a whopping 0 sales, but also nothing lost because no money was spent on MAKING a new entry.

            Sure, some sales are sales nonetheless… but franchises that don’t sell well are also tricky because they could be at risk of the company not even breaking even with the money spent on development, marketing, and shipping.

            Also, you act as if absolutely nothing is being done at the moment. Maybe they ARE working on the game, and they just don’t wanna tell us yet. You’re acting as if they’re doing absolutely nothing.

            Yes, they do need more variety and old franchises do help, BUT you got Reggie’s comments all wrong.

          • DragonSilths

            Nope. Nintendo could literally throw $257 million a year every year and never make a profit ever again, they still last till 2052. So its no big deal to throw a million on a new Starfox game. If it sold only 500,000 copies that’s still fine. Nintendo wants to keep doing Mario…Mario…Mario…well when they go belly up in 50 years then they can say what happened? Why did we fail? And people like me will simply shake our heads and say, I told you so.

            As for my “acting” it isn’t acting, I know.

          • RammyZs T

            For the record, if a company is losing that much money consistently for many years despite recovery attempts, they will stop running as a company and keep what they have.

            There is no reason to waste so much time and money if some strategy is failing.

            I truly doubt this will happen to Nintendo, though. I am almost 100% sure they will strike a goldmine again.

            Let’s be honest, they will always have us to buy their next games.

          • DragonSilths

            I used to be like that. I was a hardcore almost to the point of being a Nintendo fanboy for 18 years, ever since I played the NES when I was 6. But over the past year and a bit, I have just quit Nintendo in the sense that I will no longer buy their systems, I will no longer use their “services” like Miiverse. I’ll get games like X, Zelda, Smash and Mario Kart 8, but that’s about it. Donkey Kong and Mario can kiss my ass.

          • RammyZs T

            I used to be like that too, actually. The only reason I put “us” is so people here wouldn’t take offense.

            Games are expensive! I’m starting to be more frugal with my purchases. I think I will pass on Tropical Freeze.

          • DragonSilths

            Even in the SNES days I never cared for Donkey Kong. Just never mixed well with me. So I will be passing on it aswell.

          • mario54671

            They’ve been over saturating Mario… but this is likely a response to how many people bought the New SMB games on DS and Wii. Selling 30 million, and then 27 million on the following iteration is no joke. Nintendo wanted to take advantage of this, so they made two more. They also have their EAD Tokyo team (the A team for Mario games) experimenting with the 3D Mario franchise by mixing elements with the 2D games. So… we’ve seen a lot of Mario. Mario isn’t killing Nintendo. Mario sells a lot of copies. Even 3D World, doomed to sell less than all other Marios because it’s on a console with a VERY small install base, is on its way to pass 2 million copies sold.

            They’re losing money on Wii U in general. Putting out niche franchises like their older IPs won’t solve that, that’s simply how it is. F-Zero would make a few hundred thousand people buy a Wii U, but then it’d go back to selling in very low amounts. Metroid would maybe get another million people to buy a Wii U (and that’s being optimistic), and then it’ll go back to a very low amount. Mario Kart (yes, it has Mario’s face on it, but it’s CLEARLY a different franchise from Super Mario) sells in great quantities as does Smash Bros.

            Your proposed solution of “well, they could give us the games they want and lose money, it doesn’t matter, they have lots of money!” isn’t a good one. They’d give the fans what they want, and yes, they have enough money to sustain themselves, but losing money every year isn’t a very smart business idea. It’s an absolutely asinine one. That figure of them losing money and lasting for several decades was an argument used for those people who thought Nintendo will go down in a couple years and die, or go the way of Sega because “they’d have no other option.” They may have money, but deliberately choosing to lose more of it as a long term plan is monumentally stupid.

            Oh, and you are acting. You don’t know. Neither do I. Nobody knows whether or not they’re doing nothing. But it’s ridiculous to automatically assume they’re not.

          • DragonSilths

            They wont know how well games like Starfox will do till they make them. Yet they make more DK…Starfox, Metroid, F-Zero sold more then DK in the past. DKCR on Wii sold well cause it had been gone a long time, Starfox and F-Zero would have similar explosions in sales.

            Nintendo MUST take risks at this point. I agree about sales being boosted a little per game, that’s what I said before. I believe their is NO WAY to launch the Wii U to the moon, which like I figured out, the name…Wii U….It’s perfect cause its a conflict with Nintendo (Wii) and the Gamers (U) If Nintendo doesn’t take risks then nothing changes. If Nintendo honestly thinks they can turn things around by continuing to be terrible at advertisement and all the other shit NOTHING WILL CHANGE. Its going to be a Gamecube again which is fine. Nintendo needs to realize that and simply focus on the almost 6 million who have a Wii U right now. Ignore the casuals, they will come back mid generation when they get bored of Smartphones and Ipads.
            And Mario 3D World sold well in Japan, not in North America. Mario no longer sells systems. Hasn’t since Galaxy. Even the casuals no longer give a damn about Mario, they would much rather play that stupid Flappy Bird which is 50% Mario graphics and they don’t even realize it.
            And they wouldn’t be losing any EXTRA money per year. These games like Starfox and F-Zero take 2-3 years to make. They would still be losing money in the years leading up to the release anyway. So why not expand the franchises. But no, Iwata wants to go with this silly better quality of life crap. Casuals wont care for it.
            Hell, firing the Admins on the Miiverse would be a leap in the right fucking direction. Anyway Im going to bed it 5:30 am.

          • mario54671

            “They wont know how well games like Starfox will do till they make them. Yet they make more DK…Starfox, Metroid, F-Zero sold more then DK in the past. DKCR on Wii sold well cause it had been gone a long time, Starfox and F-Zero would have similar explosions in sales.”

            They won’t, but they have a pretty damn good idea of how well they’d do based on previous entries.

            Also, “F-Zero sold more than DK in the past.” That’s factually incorrect, you’re making stuff up. The LOWEST selling Donkey Kong Country game (DKC 3) sold 3.51 million copies. That is still more than the best selling F-Zero game, the original game on SNES, which sold 2.81 million. Since then, F-Zero hasn’t even reached 2 million sales. The GameCube one only pulled about 600k in sales. MAYBE we could get a boost in sales like Metroid Prime did, managing to outsell all prior Metroid games… but it still sold just shy of 3 million copies. If we got some brand spankin’ new F-Zero game that’s incredible, I think it’d only sell TOPS 3 million… on a popular system. Wii U isn’t that though.

            “And Mario 3D World sold well in Japan, not in North America. Mario no longer sells systems. Hasn’t since Galaxy. Even the casuals no longer give a damn about Mario, they would much rather play that stupid Flappy Bird which is 50% Mario graphics and they don’t even realize it.”

            “Hasn’t been since Galaxy” is also factually incorrect when you look at the numbers for 3D Land. Super Mario 3D Land was the fastest selling Mario game and it, along with Mario Kart 7, revitalized the 3DS and sold incredibly well. It recently got surpassed by Pokémon X and Y, but it’s still the second-best selling game on 3DS with over 9 million copies sold. Even NewSMB U is the best selling Wii U game, and 3D World is among the best selling titles. 3D World sold about 700k or 800k. That’s not as well as the other Mario games, but it IS on a system that has a low install base. Fact is, Wii U sales jumped from a mere 20-30k per week to over 100k-200k weekly thanks to 3D World. Your feelings for the franchise have nothing to do with the numbers. Mario still sells whether you like it or not. The games sell, so Nintendo will continue to make them.

            Again, you’re assuming they’re “doing nothing.” I’ll give you a great example. In 2012, everybody was making the same comments, “NINTENDO ISN’T DOING ANYTHING LOLOLOL,” yet, they began work on titles like Super Mario 3D World. However, we didn’t know about that game until 2013. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds began development in 2009…but we barely found out about the title in 2013 and it released that same year. As you’ve pointed out, games take a few years to make. Who’s to say Star Fox or Metroid aren’t in the works already? Nintendo won’t show off a reveal trailer until they’ve already had at least a year or two of solid development on the title, so assuming they’re doing nothing, and claiming “I KNOW IT ALL LOLOLOLOLOL I AM NOT ACTING, THEY ARE DOING NOTHING” is meaningless.

            I’m not saying they SHOULDN’T make more iterations of their other franchises, I’m just saying they’re not big sellers. There’s nothing WRONG with that, that’s just… how it is. I think, for the sake of variety, it’s better to have more of their classic franchises revitalize (along with that new franchise that Miyamoto’s working on) so that we could at least look back on the Wii U 10 years from now similar to how we do the GameCube today and say, “Well, the system wasn’t the greatest seller, but man it had some amazing software.”

          • DragonSilths

            Seems you were right about F-Zero and DK. But honestly it was by 120,000 copies so that’s nothing really.
            3D Land….we are NOT talking about the 3DS here. It is doing great. Mario on the go sells more then Mario at home. Hence why idiots want Mario on Smartphones. But if you wish to talk a bit about the 3DS, then what about Fire Emblem Awakening? They decided to make it when every past game had poor sales? Hell it could have been the last FE game if it was a big success.
            When I say I know, I mean I know “Nintendo” is not working on those. I cant elaborate cause of NDA.

          • mario54671

            Portable Mario sells more than console Mario? You sure about that? Super Mario Land was outsold by Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros. 2 was HEAVILY outsold by New Super Mario Bros. Wii (27 million vs. 6-7 million), and there still isn’t a handheld Mario that can beat out the original Super Mario Bros.’s whopping 40 million. I mean, even Mario Kart DS, which sold 22 million got outsold by the Wii iteration’s incredibly 34 million.

            Idiots want Mario on smartphones not because it’s more popular on the go, they just don’t wanna fork over the cash, man up, and buy the hardware they play on.

            Fire Emblem’s an interesting case. The 3DS game actually did sell better than all previous iterations, but I wouldn’t call it a great seller, with 1.2 million sales. It can grow to maybe 2 million which is respectable and profitable, but it’ll likely never reach the heights of other 3DS titles. You are indeed right in that all the other Fire Emblem games were not great successes though, as the 3DS game was the first in the series to finally pass 1 million sales. (Then again, the franchise was originally a Japan exclusive)

            We’ll have to wait and see. They do have certain “niche” games on Wii U, hell, some have already been released like Pikmin 3 (unfortunately not a great seller either) and Wonderful 101 (doomed to not sell well, again, very unfortunate), and then you have others like X from MonolithSoft and Bayonetta 2. That one wasn’t necessarily a “risk,” but it was a rather ballsy move by Nintendo to buy it and make it a Wii U exclusive. They’re long overdue for a Nintendo Direct anyway, they could be announcing some new stuff then like they did at last year’s January 2013 Nintendo Direct.

          • DragonSilths

            I never said portable Mario sells more then the console ones. I was saying we aren’t talking about handhelds here. And 3D Land saved the 3DS, 3D World did not save the Wii U in the same way.
            Bayonetta wasnt ballsy, they simply were being Nintendo. Offering to help out developers. Sony and Microsoft said no to it so Nintendo said sure.

          • SP-937-215

            Donkey Kong Prime is what we need.

          • fireheartis1

            I disagree on F-Zero and Metroid not being great sellers. People were clamoring for F-Zero on Wii and it never happened. I love F-Zero it’s my favorite racing franchise. I had to settle for Fast Racing League and Speed Racer on Wii and now I’m hungry for a real F-Zero game. I just hope Nintendo gives us on Wii U. As for Metroid my kids and I love that franchise as well.

          • mario54671

            Ugh… *HEADDESK*

            “People clamoring” are not “people buying”.

            Your perception of “many people” clamoring on the internet for another F-Zero game may only be about a few hundred thousand people at best.

            Besides, there’s nothing to “disagree” on. These are cold hard facts. Minus the original SNES game, none of the F-Zero games can pass 2 million sales. Therefore, it’s a niche franchise and NOT a great seller. Not that being a great seller is required in order to be a great franchise… it just isn’t a franchise that sells in large quantities. “Disagreeing” with this is absolutely asinine and is just a rejection of solid, objective numbers that are there whether you want them to be there.

            Metroid’s best selling title was Metroid Prime with over 2 million copies sold. Other than that, they sell in the 1 million range or below. Also a niche franchise. Very dedicated fan base, but still niche nonetheless.

            I don’t know if I could classify something like Zelda as a “great” seller in general, but it usually pulls off good enough numbers. They typically sell in the 4-6 million range. The best-selling Zelda sold 7 million copies (Ocarina of Time), and that’s very good.

            Mario, on the other hand, IS a great seller. Super Mario 3D World has already outsold many F-Zero and Metroid games, and it’s among the worst selling Mario titles!

            Remember, I’m not saying they’re bad franchises. They just don’t sell in great amounts. That is not something you agree or disagree on. It’s a fact that you either accept or cover your ears like a 2 year old and go “LALALALALA I CANNOT HEAR THE FACTS LOL”

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Man the system will make me buy Wii U Zelda. No game can ever change me that way. Close second is Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. Used to be Chrono but it is dead now.

      • Michael Rowlands

        NO IT WILL NOT…its over for the wii u Nintendo fucked up

        • jjbredesen

          Yeah, there DOOMED, EA WILL BUY ALL THERE IP’S AND THEY WILL GO MOBILE!!! ALL HAIL COD!!!

          • Nick Benson

            I sense the sarcasm.

      • Guhtere

        Wasn’t that supposed to be New Super Mario Bros. U? And ZombiU? And Pikmin 3? And Wonderful 101? And Super Mario 3D World?
        I’m just kidding, don’t worry.

        • jjbredesen

          Nah, you have a point, but i have always said that it will be MK8, never said the other ones will save Wii U XD,

      • Victor Alguma Coisa

        Mario Kart 8 is basically a Mario-themed F-Zero game, period [anti-gravity mechanism, anyone?]

        also, considering this, Captain Falcon would be a nice addition to the game, sadly I think it’s too late for this

        • jjbredesen

          I would freaking love a new F-Zero i just beat F-Zero GX last week. (Hardest game ever) and i think it would work really good on Wii U, but sadly i don’t see it happening :(

          • Victor Alguma Coisa

            yeah, Nintendo should have considered this since the original Wii, but shame on them as neither F-Zero nor Star Fox have seen a new light in years [Star Fox had the 3DS remake of SF64 but what about NEW games? that's it]

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah, i would love a new Star Fox game to, i liked what they started with Assult, the story was shit and the “pilot” (3rd person ground controlls) where bad, but the overall look and feel, was great, if they could add a Mass effect style combat on ground, and keep the R-wing controlls how they are, and make it a bit darker it would be great!

            I do think we will see a star fox game for Wii U in the next 3 years, they can’t use all the big stuff now, so perhaps we will get one in 2017? Metroid 2016 and Zelda 2015?

      • Inferno Uprising

        I remeber when mario kart wii and smash bros brawl came out within the time frame of two months of each other. Probably the best 2 months of my life. Now all aboard the Hype Train! WOT, WOT!!

      • GABRIEL GARCIA

        Of course I just can’t believe anyone not playing this game. It’s real difficult to believe it!!

      • Your money

        Indeed, Mario kart never disappoints

    • MachoMadness

      I’m not getting it right away.

      • Sanka Muzikant

        I will wait, like I did with 3D World. I just bought #D World in Target for $39.99 brand-new.

    • Nicolas Dorion

      Sorry, i’m not

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      The game’s not that big of deal to me, really, so I don’t think so with myself. I would’ve much rather it been F-Zero instead.

      …But then again, I don’t have a Wii U, either. Trolololololol

      Not yet, anyways. I need bigger reason to buy one than Mario Kart. I think that reason will be Mega Man in SSB for Wii U. But we’ll see.

      • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        Gimme your downvotes. I use them to find your dreams at night and eat your souls.

        • Ice Climbers

          Ok Darkrai ;)

        • Deadpool U

          You’re creepy.

    • Mad Scientist Link

      I’m skipping it this time, Mario kart hasn’t been fun to me since Mario kart 64

      • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        Thank you! Glad I’m not the only one who thinks so.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        No? I beg to differ. But agree, MK64 is the best :)

      • Skelterz

        its the first HD incarnation of a classic franchise and your deciding to give it a miss this time, You need to think a little lol.

        • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

          I think you need to think a little. What in the world does the game being in HD have to do with the actual game itself? Who cares how good the game’s resolution is? How is that in any way refuting what Mad Scientist Link has said, about MK games of late not being much fun to him?

          • Skelterz

            Because its like what they did with the wind waker tweaked gameplay and redone the graphics and imo it looked amazing, Its the same deal with this new gameplay to a certain extent and a nice new look i don’t know how that’s not appealing to be honest i didn’t realise you were his boyfriend.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            Look, don’t play your red herring bullshit here. I’m not speaking for this guy–I’m addressing your post objectively. In case you hadn’t noticed, I too share their sentiment, independently. You’re talking to the likes of me, as well.

            Again, the issue was about how fun the games are–not about how they look. Quit pulling that red herring. Nobody has time for such fallacy.

            As for “new gameplay,” I honestly don’t know what you’re talking about–there hasn’t been new gameplay elements, at least since Double Dash. That was just about the last real indication of a trying something new with the actual gameplay itself.

            Speaking for myself here, every Mario Kart since MK64 has been, in my opinion:

            1) noticeably watered down in difficulty, instead of increasing higher difficulty levels

            2) adding eye-catching gimmicks that really do little to improve the racing experience itself (hang-gliding in the air for a brief moment doesn’t nothing but add eye-catching gimmick–it does little for the racing itself)

            3) seriously lacking in some long-overdue features such as DLC new tracks, 16-player online competitions with a spectator mode, or a custom-track creator.

            You want a real improvement? How about a new game mode of racing on a track with 8 players online while another 8 racers online are racing on it going the other way?

            How about being able to knock your opponent out of their vehicle and stealing their ride? How about being able to sometimes choose just whom you wish to use your item on, by using the Wii U GamePad to quickly select your victim?

            How about using some of those coins you collect to add a little more customization with parts for the vehicles to improve things like speed and handling instead of being oversimplified vehicles?

            We could still keep the same lighthearted atmosphere of Mario Kart, but the series could stand to see some more thinking outside the box a little, instead of simply being just another watered-down iteration hanging on a mere eye-catching gimmick.

          • Shota

            lol i don’t think you’ve played all mario karts.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            Humor me.

          • Shota

            noticeably watered down in difficulty?- play mario kart 7

            How about a using some of those coins you collect to add a little more customization with parts for the vehicles to improve things like speed and handling instead of being oversimplified vehicles?- it’s not a racing simulator. and this kinda done in mario kart 7, then again it’s karting not real car races.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            Adding a little more customization for the parts would be a chance to play on past Mario elements and make a lot of different outcomes for the karts.

            I’m not talking about anything too refined or complex–just enough of a mixing-and-matching to add a lot more interest to the vehicles themselves, instead of merely tacking a measly hang glide onto them.

            Maybe Mario’s kart would don some Bowser-themed tires that’d allow him to roll right across hot lava but come with the cost of being heavier and thus a bit clunkier to handle.

            Maybe Peach could equip her parasol and use it to protect herself from the lightning bolt item that strikes everyone else.

            Maybe Wario would use Mushroom tires to roll faster, but at the cost that hard landings might squash the feeble tires for a brief moment.

            At least, if you’re going to add a hang glide to the vehicles, make the racers have to think about the parts they’ll likely want to have for a particular course that’d use it.

            That’s changing the gameplay with something new and adding some extra replayability to the game. And it’s still appealing to racers of all ages.

            In any case, I’m not suggesting they merely just adopt my suggestions here. I’m just throwing a few ideas out there, to show that there’s so much more they could be doing to add to the game’s dynamics instead of just relying on the next “themed” gimmick like anti-gravity racing or hang glides.

            But heck, even those elements of anti-gravity racing or hang glides would work better with something closer to if they were optional as customization parts that comes at a cost!

          • Skelterz

            Lighten up a bit boy.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            I gave no harsh negative tone in my reply to Shota. After dealing with your dishonest reasoning, I am naturally and rightfully upset. Though, I’m sharp enough to separate my harsh tone for you from my objective tone with Shota.

          • Skelterz

            Why so serious?

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            Why so dishonest?

          • Skelterz

            Your really boring you should lighten up a bit son, Maybe find a special someone get some sex on might relive the tension in your bones.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            You just can’t help yourself with irrelevant topics, huh? Sorry, but I find dishonest bullshit as “fun.” It’s sad that this is the best your needlessly-inferior brain can do. Dishonesty is all but what a fool can do.

          • Jared Lytle

            Mario kart 7 had cart customization (dont know if you played that one) and it is probably going to continue to use it. It does have creativity it’s including all it’s best features in this one and adding anti-gravity. It has a load of new features like sharing your sizzle real with friends so you can laugh and enjoy it. These games are meant to be played with friends if you aren’t doing that you aren’t having fun. Also the fact that you diss on things it does have is ridiculous. Oh and for the record you both sound like children and have kept this argument going on far too long. I didn’t even want to find the end of it so I’m posting here.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            I played it a bit. Didn’t own it, but I have had some hands-on time with it. Not quite what I was talking about here. MK7’s customization is rather simple.

            What I’m talking about is customization to a level where the changes are visible measurable between different individual parts of the vehicles (wheels, suspensions, handling system, etc.). Each part costs money instead of simply being unlocked, and their stats can vary as you race, depending on the part, on the course, and the racer.

            But you’d be allowed optional accessories as well that likewise affect performance, such as adding warding off power-up items like using Peach’s parasol, being able to stock your vehicle with an item at the start of the race (which you can select a target using the GamePad), and even using those recent hang glide and anti-gravity features as customization options.

            To take the idea even further, parts could have different dynamics, depending who’s using them.

            Mushroom wheels, for instance, would work in making all racers faster, but might make a mid-range racer’s kart harder to handle or a heavy racer’s kart harder to use because they’re heavy and squash the wheels at times.

            Or Bowser wheels on another racer’s kart could ride across lava but come with a cost to handling.

            Or Luigi shocks could give racers’ kart the ability to leap higher over and far across other racers, but can blow out if they land on something sharp (like someone with a Koopa shell rooftop)..

            Perhaps some of the parts could suffer certain wear during the race, and that’d play for or against you as well. You can lose a wheel if you stress it too much or if someone selectively knocks it out with a Koopa Shell.

            Essentially, it’d be something like Wacky Racers-meets-Mario Kart, but where you can better mix-and-match vehicle parts that all come with a cost. You could have to unlock those classes of parts by clearing courses, and earn coins you collect on the track to buy them.

            By the way, the only reason I’ve “kept” the argument this long, if you’ll notice, is so I can make a public display of his level of dishonesty. He wants to make irrelevant points. I just kept pointing back to his dishonesty. There’s nothing childish in revealing a liar at his game.

          • Skelterz

            Dude that brian lockett thinks he’s phoenix wright don’t even waste your time with him he’s defending strangers on the internet.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            I objectively addressed the nature of your insult, because it extended to me. It’s not my fault you’re completely dishonest when it comes to reasoning.

          • Skelterz

            You remind me of a dictionary.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            Good. At least my words stay on point. Every definition has an accurate objective meaning that stays put. Too bad your reasoning is neither objective, accurate nor staying on point.

          • Skelterz

            *yawn*

          • Skelterz

            You should play GTA V it would be right up your street pal it near enough covers everything you just wrote.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            We’re done here. I don’t have time for your bullshit logic. I’m made my case objectively and open. Let the public decide, if they wish.

          • Skelterz

            Maybe just cause maybe that would suit you more….

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            I absolutely hate GTA. Always have. Always will. Such the kind of sandbox games are some of the laziest form of game development around. Few people use them creatively. It’s like the “reality TV” of gaming, if you ask me.

          • Skelterz

            Don’t come creeping you’ve made your bed now you can lay in it son.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            You have the reasoning of a 4-year-old. Seriously. You can’t stay on a single point for shit. You’re starting another issue without addressing the points I made about the first one. Keep your red herrings.

          • Skelterz

            So wouldn’t that be concentration then not reasoning and i wasn’t aware we were in a discussion you just wrote me an essay of elements you’d like the devs at nintendo to adopt and i told you there reminisent of what rockstar have been doing since san Andreas so i suggested you gta V, And also its somewhat amusing that i’m stressing you out im so chilled im like ice i can almost see sweat forming off that last comment you made to me take a chill pill broseph.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            Since when have “concentration” and “reasoning” been mutually exclusive? If you’re pulling red herrings, which is when one distracts the concentration of a dialogue onto another issue without dealing with the first one properly, we’re dealing with issues of reasoning due to your purposely misleading the concentration of the topic.

            Oh, and I’m harsh with my tone–not having a heart attack over this. I’m calling you out for your bullshit, and you’re pulling the ol’ “take it easy–I’m just playing” nonsense to backpedal your way out.

          • Skelterz

            You have a fish fetish.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            You sure about that? Because I’m not the one pulling red herrings by the pound here.

          • Skelterz

            Here take it i know you want it you’ve been going on about it all night,

          • Daniel Gonzalez

          • tronic307

          • jjbredesen

            … i have no words, it is one of the funniest games i have played, the world is HUGE and you need a creative hard working team to make something as huge, and fantastic looking as GTA V, don’t you dare call Rockstar lazy!

            GTA III was freaking amazing it completly reimangined how we played open world games, it did not invent it, but for the time it perfected it.

            Then we got GTA VC that created a fantastic story and even better gamplay+ helicopters!

            Then we got the legendary GTA SA, and it was simply the second best game of that generation (1. Melee) GTA IV was fantastic, but it felt like a step back to GTA 3 with better graphics, and then GTA V came and made GTA’s comeback, it was fantastic. It is not perfect, and it is not on my top 10 games list, but it was great. Not lazy.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            Graphics? Check.
            Huge levels? Check.
            Obligatory helicopters? Check.
            Creativity? None.
            “Fantastic” story? …That’s debatable.

            If only I cared about graphics and helicopters as much as you do. Then I wouldn’t be so quick to find such game development as lazy.

            But please don’t feed Skelterz’s red herrings here. Let those fishes die.

          • jjbredesen

            I am one of the people here that cares the least about graphics.

            If you think i am one of those 13 year old sony COD fanboys, you are wrong, i only play and buy games if they are fantastic, and if i don’t like them i sell them fast. My fav franchise is Zelda, not because of helicopters and graphics, but because of the music, the story, the creative puzzles, and the gameplay. When it comes to Zelda artstyle i bought WW when it released, without caring about the artstyle, i like it when games look nice, but if the gameplay sucks i don’t buy.

            “Playing games for the graphics is like watching porn for the story”

          • Guest

            He just wants you guys to think it’s fun. He clearly is excited for it & just wants to share his joy with you. Don’t bum him out.

          • Sanka Muzikant

            there would be no fun in a game if it dont look good

          • Mad Scientist Link

            I don’t care how the graphics look. Does it look beautiful? Hell yes. but its not fun to me anymore. I bought the Wii version and got bored of it immediately. Do others find it fun still? Yes, I’m not saying its a bad game at all. If I’m gonna play any racing game in general it will be Mario kart but for a day one buy is not appealing to me

          • Skelterz

            Fairplay may’be your mind will change over time i think it would be sort of a shame to let it go buy though man it looks great and who knows how they might have improved there online aspect of the game they may have added more features and spent more time to make it more enticing to people with your opinions exactly look into it hopefully it surprises you peace.

          • Sanka Muzikant

            I bought Windwaker because of HD
            HD is important to me, unless its VC

          • steve

            ive waited 9 years for nintendo games to hit the hd era so i know exactly what he means by it being a big deal, the last 3 gens (if you count 3ds) have been on the same scale. now they are on a much more powerful system.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            You waiting 9 years for Nintendo to catch up to something long standard doesn’t mean jack here. No, Mario Kart catching up to the visual fidelity of a PS3 isn’t a big deal. Welcome to 2006, Mario Kart. It improving its actual gameplay mechanics, however, would be.

            In any case, stop letting Skelterz’s red herring work here, guys. You’re doing exactly what he had hope to cause–misdirecting your attention from the main issue. This simpleton has yet to answer himself in a straight and honest manner yet. Please, don’t encourage him.

          • steve

            kk

          • Rich Garriques

            what did your mom drop you on your head when you were small what do you mean what does it have to do with the game. you moron just shut up.

        • DragonSilths

          He is free to his choice. If he wants to not buy it, respect his choice.

      • steveb944

        It hasn’t been the same for me since SNES version…

        There’s a lot of added elements since the 64 days that both Wii and Wii U versions brought/bring to the table. Hands down online play is one of my favorite things, and as someone said the visuals will be amazing and will push the Wii U to its limits.

      • mario54671

        Mario Kart 64??

        Try the GameCube one. That one’s much better.

      • steve

        the only one i didnt like was mario kart wii, other than that im all about mario kart. but i definitely wouldn’t enjoy nearly as much without friends to play split screen.

    • Alex

      Next Gen Mario Kart in 1080p with 60fps, Extremely excited.

      • mario54671

        All the screenshots Nintendo has been releasing have been 720p. Nobody’s confirmed “1080p,” only excited fans. Not saying it “definitely” won’t be, but… given the fact that they haven’t come out and confirmed it, only using words like “HD,” and given the fact that all the screenshots are 1280×720 resolution… I’m just saying don’t get your hopes up.

    • Ducked

      People without a Wii U are getting Mario Kart 8

      • oontz

        inception

    • Kirbyomega

      I’m not. Mario kart is fun but I’d rather play at a friendsfriends house seeing as that I’m an only child

    • RyuNoHadouken

      Im getting it

  • TheBoldman67

    Hope the online is good, and there’s enough players. Voice chat would also be awesome.

    • TheBoldman67

      Mario Kart TV also caught my attention.

    • Roman

      Yea, I own a headset for my system and still haven’t used it once. Ended up buying a Y-cable and using for my PC.

  • larz_1234

    Day one purchase without a doubt in my entire being. Everybody. Get. This.

  • Alex Kelecich

    I’ll get it for sure. Maybe not day one though. I gotta save for smash!

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I think most have seen this already. So how is this news again?

    • Rukia Trap

      People have seen in low resolution bro.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Well aware. It doesn’t change the fact that it was already seen by the masses. High or low resolution.

      • Skelterz

        Yeah but that’s besides the point its no different just higher quality this website can be extremely slow sometimes i this mynintendonews is a lot better but i still use this site from time to time.

    • Petri

      “Wii U Daily, news you already read somewhere else”

      Sure, Wii U daily is slow at news, but it is the best place to discuss about them.
      Most of the Nintendo news sites are either ghost towns, or riddled with morons, like at MNN.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I find NintendoLife more better when discussing news. Very few trolls there. While I do like people here and is nowhere near MNN, it has it’s share of trolls and whackjobs as well. That’s just how I see it.

    • Skelterz

      i saw this a while ago posted it on the previous article wii u daily are really slow with new news.

  • Superstick98

    Holy crap! I was gonna download this but… Ooh my god. IT’S BEAUTIFUL! Must get from store!!!! O.O

  • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

    Okay, am I the only one noticing these insanely-high upvotes on comments lately? Check the comments of the past few articles. You’ll see like heavy upvotes on most of the comments. I mean, I know this place gets a lot of visitors, but something’s very strange about seeing 150+ upvotes from “guests” on even many of the smallest comments. It hasn’t hit this page yet, but it probably will.

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      Oh, well. Better than seeing a trollish plague of downvotes, I suppose.

      • MachoMadness

        I downvoted just because.

        • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

          You, sir, win the Interwebs today.

    • MachoMadness

      I upvoted you just because.

  • LevenThumps

    Looks great.

  • http://www.us.playstation.com/ HyperTallih

    Super amazing!

  • Gamerrr72

    It’s on my short list to buy, but it’ll be soon after launch.

  • Michael Rowlands

    im not getting the game…. my wii u is back in its box…..look I think its about time you people face the truth its game over for the wii u and that is coming from someone who liked the system and thinks it has not had a chance to show what it can do.I would have loved to see this console out sell the ps4 and xbox one put its not going to happen we all no that Nintendo has even said the wii u is a failure and I don’t think the wii u has let Nintendo down…i think its Nintendo that has let the wii u down

    • Skelterz

      Who cares if it outsells the ps4 or xbox one that’s not why i purchased one and the majority of people that own one are not going to be fussed about sales numbers, They bought a Wii U for the experience of playing nintendo 1st party software and whatever 3rd party we get is a bonus, personally i don’t care if it becomes another gamecube if i get desperate to play a certain game i’ll get for 360 or invest in a Ps4. I bought my wii u not expecting miracles other than what nintendo achieve Gen after Gen the best devs making the best games on any system period look around you people say the wii u’s not getting no 3rd party support name me a game your desperate to play on the other systems at the moment there’s nothing and the games coming look generic as sin anyway.

      • Michael Rowlands

        all you are is a Nintendo robot you will buy all the shit Nintendo games that will come out.. will I was hoping to get 3rd party games on my wii u like Nintendo said at the start and what happen Nintendo are full of shit and I will not but a Nintendo system again…..hope you enjoy playing all you 1rd party games on your wii u…me im playing 3rd party games on my gaming pc

        • NkoSekirei

          how about stop being a fking troll dumb@$$ and show some respect

          • Michael Rowlands

            and how can I be a troll when I have a wii u

          • NkoSekirei

            reread ur comment above skelterz calling him a robot and saying wii u is a fail system thats considered trolling and yes nintendo made mistakes doesnt mean wii u is done there plenty of games coming this year to change that

          • Michael Rowlands

            im sorry little boy I am so sorry I called you wii u don’t cry im so sorry I upset you

          • NkoSekirei

            it seems u lack maturity dude so grow a pair

          • Michael Rowlands

            look I said I am sorry you sad little boy…I think the wii u is great and there are so many games to play on now stop crying I am telling you what you want to hear right…….right im going out on the piss and I cat wait to tell my friends all about you they can do with a good laugh and again out you not with you…ps all over a games console.fuck me

          • NkoSekirei

            it seems u still havent reach maturity by resorting name calling so let me tell u wat i do besides playing games….1 i have a job and work mondays through fridays and only have weekends off….2 i dont go bashing any other system on their articles like some people(cough)you saying pc is better(cough)…3 i love my wii u and enjoying playing it but i do admit im little frustrated with iwata on how hes been handling wiith the wii u which everyone would agree but the wii u is not a bad console its just the lack of games thats hurting it.

        • Skelterz

          I’m not a robot at all and i too have a PC though i hardly ever game on it but i could if i wanted to i have a wide variety of tastes and system’s to satisfy my mood whenever i want to play something my point was i’ve heard a lot of people saying oh the wii u is doomed and oh its shit there’s no games i don’t care much for many games at the moment except nintendo’s that does not mean i’m a robot it just means there’s nothing no good out currently that take’s my fancy you just coulden’t read between the lines of my comment.

          • NkoSekirei

            thats why everyone has multi systems but doesnt give him the the right to start name calling cause of people disagreeing with him

          • Skelterz

            Yeah i know its really classy isn’t it name calling lol.

        • Mario

          Okay!

    • NkoSekirei

      Well sucks for u then troll messing out on some great games coming this year and while the rest of us enjoy mario kart 8 and other big games coming for the wii u this year

      • Michael Rowlands

        how old are you…you are getting upset all because I said I don’t like the games coming out on the wii u and the wii u is a failure god I am pissing myself right now get a fucking life you sad little boy

        • NkoSekirei

          im 28 years old troll so how about u make like a tree and gtfo and i do have a life bitch

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think you mean…

          • Cena’s Smirk

            Biff Tanning said it best, make like a tree and get out a here’.

          • NkoSekirei

            everyone got their own saying but yeah i agree biff said it best

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nah.

          • Cena’s Smirk

            yeah, that’s what I meant to say, my tablet is wonkey sometimes, plus that dammed auto correct.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It’s all good. :P

      • Michael Rowlands

        right here is what you need to do listen STOP WANKING AND GO OUT AND GET A WOMAN…..I am pissing myself I cant stop laughing and I am laughing at you not with you…I cant believe a 26yr old man can get upset over someone calling his console you sad sad sad little boy

        • NkoSekirei

          really dude it just shows how immature u really are i work mondays through fridays so makes ur comment invalid troll

  • Shota

    mario kart ds /wii /7 boxart was kinda unfinished. but this looks amazing! mario does look like from the new smash bros XD

  • 16BITDAVE

    So awesome! I absolutely can not wait for this game to come out! I’ll def be picking this one up

  • Skelterz

    Like i already posted this on the thread underneath this but no one seemed interested? No there’s an article about it everyone is making a fuss?…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      That’s WiiUDaily for you.

      • Skelterz

        Maybe i should change my profile name to jonh kinsley and write a post i spose then people would fall to my feet.

    • Luca Invernizzi

      I usually avoid the comments section. Lol of people trolling and arguing over nothing…

      Maybe that’s the reason no one saw your post about it.

      • Skelterz

        possibly but to be honest if you don’t use the comment section and your just here for news try my nintendo news instead they got alot of what this site gets like 2-3 days in advance sometimes man

    • Shota

      i was interested :)

      • Skelterz

        haha cheers lol

  • darkcreap

    Great!!! Yes, I am getting this one!!!

  • ETeach

    Mario Kart is one of those essential titles you need to get when you own a Nintendo. Kind of like Smash Bros, or Mario Party back in the N64 days.

    • Christian Schoff

      I liked Mario Party 8 and 9.

      • ETeach

        I never played nine, I liked 8 enough. But I really miss that old-school classic gameplay. Mario Party is one of the few ninty titles I feel got too gimicky for me.

    • MetroidZero

      Ah yes, Mario Party! Lots of fun but more rage! Good times! :)

      • NkoSekirei

        they need to remake mario party 3 for the wii u with online that be so epic

  • William Martinez

    it looks so awesome :)

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Im very disappointed with Kinsley. I allways look forward to read his articles on saturdays, as they allways are truthful about Nintendo. This article lacks everything. Where is the faiing Wii U? The lackluster sales and stuff like that? I speak for all of us Kinsley, you must not fall into the trap of lying about Nintendo! Give us the real stuff!

  • Garrett M. Cowan

    Day 1 buy. I will download it though.

    • Skelterz

      Physical copy for me i like to actually own my property lol.

      • Garrett M. Cowan

        You still actually own the digital copy. The reason I’m downloading it is because when I put in a physical copy in it likes to freeze the system, also I don’t have room for a bunch of cases taking up shelve space.

        • Skelterz

          Yeah but say your wii u like for example dies on you everything attached to your profile dies with it, im not willing to take that risk, and that’s gay about the freezing issue maybe you should try standing it up if its laying down or laying it down if its standing up have it near a window it could be a heat issue another thing you could do is take every single lead out the system leave it all unplugged for like 5 mins the turn it back on its almost like a reboot there’s still electricity coursing through the system when leads are plugged in so to fully give it a nice reset you need to unplug and give a few mins if the problem persists buy a big sledge hammer and smash up your worst enemy it won’t fix the wii u but it will make you feel better.

          • Garrett M. Cowan

            lol. I got it in a well open spot, not too big of a deal. If my wii u died in some way, All I would have to do is sit on the phone with Nintendo to retrieve my profile.

          • Skelterz

            Ok man no worries.

  • Sdudyoy

    Mario looks like he will kill anyone who gets in his way, Mario kart 8 looks to be a fun game!

  • steveb944

    Mario looks badass in that cover, about time we get a ‘tough’ cover. I think I’ll be preordering this as we all know MarioKart never drops in price.

  • Heaven on Earth

    That looks totally epic

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    I absolutely love it!

  • Christian Schoff

    Heck yeah I will be! Day one! Also what’s up with Luigi being in the far back?

  • ZeldaFan83

    I can understand why retailers in Europe said Mario Kart 8 is Wii U’s last chance at success but I don’t fully agree but I can understand. Mario Kart Wii was the best selling game of that generation or maybe of all time (no I do not count Wii Sports as a selling game). Mario Kart Wii sold 34 million units, Mario Kart DS sold 22 million units, Mario Kart 7 has sold 10 million units so far. You can’t deny that Mario Kart isn’t a very popular game. Since it’s basically one of Nintendo’s best selling games I can understand why Mario Kart should very much sell a shit ton of Wii U’s and hopefully it does and that’s why many retailers are saying this is their last chance to prove what the Wii U can do and why you should get one and their last chance to build momentum for the console. Here’s to hoping Mario Kart 8 sells a ton of consoles.

    • GregoryTheRainMaker

      Mario Kart 8 isn’t their last chance…maybe they are talking about just in Europe. Nintendo has other big titles to look forward to that could grab in a lot of outsiders.

      • ZeldaFan83

        I don’t think it’s their last chance either. They have some awesome games coming out this year like DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, X, Hylrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros., etc. Plus any others that haven’t even been announced. I don’t think there will ever be a last chance. Nintendo is a company that won’t just abandon their console, they will work harder to improve and market their console.

  • Niknique

    I’m sorry digital copies, but the cover art for physical copies are just so awesome! And also I don’t know why but for some reason I like unsealing my games :P

  • DJKeens

    Did they say anything about voice chat?

  • VideoGameFan1526

    Can’t wait for this game to come out!
    The graphics look fantastic!

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    The thing that will hurt Nintendo with Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. 4 is if the online experience of these games are poor…if the online experience of these games can be decent or good…these games will sell big. Online is key.

    • David Trail

      Online will be amazing. Plus it’s free!

      • GregoryTheRainMaker

        I know it’s free, but people aren’t flocking to it since Nintendo’s online features have been lacking to really cater to the online community.

        • David Trail

          I think Dr Luigi is really good online, Monster Hunter as well. Miiverse adds a lot to the online experience. The browser on Wii U is great and unlike Xbox One you don’t have to pay double fees to watch Netflix lol!

      • oontz

        So far Nintendo’s online offerings have been anything BUT amazing.

        • David Trail

          I beg to defer.

          • oontz

            You can beg all you want, it doesn’t change the fact that SO FAR Nintendo’s online offering pales in comparison to the competition.

          • Nintenjoe82

            Nintendo’s online offering……..

            I was going to to tell you that you were wrong but then I realised that Nintendo have only put Miiverse features and photo sharing on any of their proper games! Actually, Tennis online is very good and now that they’ve sorted out their matching and most of the lag, it is the best online sports game I have ever played.

            The 3rd party games with online work just as well as they do on my other consoles. I’ve never had lag on CoD and the features are the same minus some DLC. The lack of lag could well be down to the low player count but it is free and I can think of two paid services that can be laggy as hell.

          • oontz

            “I can think of two paid services that can be laggy as hell.”

            I never have any issues with lag on PSN.

    • ConCity Soldier

      They need to add online party chat on the Wii U.

      • AkaLink77

        Hell Yah!
        And there needs to be voice chat on MK8 and Smash 4.

    • Nathan C.

      Mario Kart 8 shouldn’t have a problem with online. It’s Smash Bros that I would be concerned about…

      • Levi Johansen

        I agree.

        Mario Kart had great online features on the Wii, with its own channel and everything.

        Should be able to play 4-5 players online on the Wii U. Wii could only have 2, but that was because of too little memory, which is not a problem anymore.

        • USA1776

          mario kart wii had full 12 player racing online. mario kart 8 will have great online. smash bros im a bit worried about, but they know how important it is to have robust smooth online play.

          • Levi Johansen

            You could only play 2 players from each console on Mario Kart Wii.

            Wii U should have atleast 4, maybe 5 if the fifth players uses the gamepad. I’ll be a little disappointed if we don’t get this.

    • Mr. J

      Agreed

    • Shota

      the key to pure success

    • The Clockwork Being

      Yeah Super Smash better have a kick ass online. I’m talking leader boards, Easy tournament creating, easy match making, a point system which depends on the type of matches you play(2 vs 2, 1 vs 1, free for all, etc), stats of your matches(total of kills, total of deaths, total star K.Os done on opponent) and much much more.

      • JohnBgon

        I’m really hoping the Bandai Namco team involved shares some of their Tekken Online insight/experiences. Brawl’s online was pitiful. It was an absolute let down.

    • palomino blue

      Kart and Smash were the only games I played online with the Wii and though that experience was quite lacking, it was better than any other Wii game. That leads me to believe these games for Wii U will have the best online presence we’ve seen for Wii U so far.

    • ~OMEGA~

      Totally, i love playing with my friends on the couch as much as the next guy, infact thats what made me love video games, but the lack of online for 3D World really killed any chance of me buying it. I dont really have any friends who like Mario/platformers enough to play with me. not to mention i’m literally the only one i know who owns a wii U so to be able to connect with other wii u owners would have been great

    • mikeybruises

      The online play for Mariokart Wii was fantastic. The only thing it was lacking was the ability to chat. Smash Bros online play was hiddeous.

      • Kaihaku

        Mario Kart 7’s was even better so I’m confident for the Wii U version.

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    YEAH Amazing Art Nintendo. Good Luck

  • David Trail

    He’ll yeah!!!!

    I’ve had Wii U since launch. Amazing console!

    • oontz

      Cool story.

  • William Cole

    Too much emphasis on Mario but overall the boxart is great! Can’t wait for this game.

    • Justin Gray

      It is “Mario” Kart…

      • William Cole

        I know, I’ve played them all but there are other characters as well. I loved the Doubledash box art or even the Wii one where Luigi was at least present.

  • Roman

    I really hope that we start seeing more creative and innovative uses of the gamepad. Maps are useful and all, but I wouldn’t take my eyes off the road just to look at the map (which I only use to see who’s behind me anyway).

    A rear-view mirror would be awesome. I can imagine seeing kinda like a red alert flashing from the gamepad forcing me glance down and see a red shell seconds away from hitting me (as opposed to the usual “bubble” that appears behind you).

    Nintendo has to start showing the potential uses of dual screen playing, and not simply inventory or mini maps.

    • David Trail

      Have you played the mini game in Wario Ware. The one where you are in bed and the mum comes in. That is great use of the Game Pad.

      • oontz

        one mini game out of how many full games? That’s the best example you could come up with? Lame.

        • David Trail

          Hat was just an example. I really like Game and Wario.

          • oontz

            “just an example.”

            A very poor example.

    • oontz

      “Nintendo has to start showing the potential uses of dual screen playing, and not simply inventory or mini maps.”

      Exactly… if they cant do it and it’s THEIR device… then that’s a problem.

  • David Trail

    In just happy Wii Us online is free. No charge to play Mario Kart 8 online.

    Amazing!

    • GregoryTheRainMaker

      Hmmm…this is true…it’s just if Nintendo can add to the online experience that will help them a great deal…doing nothing to make improvements at this point when the Wii U is selling poorly, and the fact that most people have to wait until May to play the game. I don’t see people just going after a long wait, “Oh..Mario Kart 8 is coming out…I’ll pick it up immediately.” Though if there aren’t many great games coming out in May…that can help Nintendo somewhat.

      • David Trail

        You underestimate the appeal of Mario Kart. Also Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is out this month. Another game with online. Infamous SS includes no online lol!

        • GregoryTheRainMaker

          Donkey Kong Country is only important to people who already own a Wii U….people aren’t going to buy a Wii U for that game, besides you have to wait until the end of Feb. to play it. On March 11th people can expect Titanfall and Dark Souls 2…keep that in mind. I don’t underestimate the appeal of Mario Kart 8…I’m saying the online experience needs to be improved to help motivate more people. Nintendo can do updates to add to the online experience before the game comes out…that would be a good move. Now if Nintendo doesn’t do shit…they will have to depend on not many great games coming out for the other systems in May…if that becomes the situation.

          • David Trail

            Titanfall lmao, garbage!

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            If people had a choice to play Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or Titanfall…what game do you think they would want to play more?

          • David Trail

            They are casual idiots.

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            Answer the question.

          • David Trail

            Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong will sell more than Titanfall and more people will enjoy Donkey Kong than Titanfall.

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            Ok…you said it…Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will sell more than Titanfall…I’m going to see if this happens.

          • David Trail

            Look at Donkey Kong on the Wii 6 millions copies.

            DK is a bigger and better franchise than Titanfall.

            I bet you DK does better.

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            Ok…I just want to see if more people buy the game…considering Nintendo doesn’t have many casuals on the Wii U platform like they did with the Wii.

          • David Trail

            Who wants the casuals their all on ps4 playing COD.

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            Yeah they are all on the PS4 and Xbox One…and that game sold a lot. *pokes* o.o

          • Marcus Larsson

            I believe Nintendo wants them.
            They didnt complain last gen ;)

          • David Trail

            Well that’s where Sony fans are. Once the casuals buy it. Ses will dry up.

          • Marcus Larsson

            If u dare to bet money on it go ahead.

            Bet they sure have helped all consoles so far

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Welp….here comes another crazy fanboy. The anger is over 9000.

          • David Trail

            Me or him lol???

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I”m talking about you my friend. While I don’t like to use this term too often, but that’s how you come across as. You have your opinion that Mario Kart is going to sell more, which from history you have a point, but even history can’t predict the present or future. If someone thinks that Titanfall will be a big seller, then let it go. It is possible to have a different opinion about a game and respectfully disagree.

            I’m not loyal to no company, but I do prefer Sony games more. That’s my preference, but if you like Mario and Nintendo games more, then that’s cool too. If you want to continue the rants, then be my guest, it’s always fun and entertaining. If you wanna properly discuss the topic maturely, then I’m willing to do that too. :)

          • David Trail

            Mario Kart will sell more than anything this year. Fanboy or not. You know that to be true.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            If you are going by history, then that’s fine. I don’t say anything about sales on the Wii U considering they’ve sold poorly overall. Things are only true when they indeed happen. That’s my opinion on this topic. I have no problem on what you’re expressing, only that you express it so poorly. I’m quite sure you’re capable of having a proper discussion on PS4 and Wii U without the insults. Correct me if I’m wrong.

          • David Trail

            I didn’t insult you. I simply stated that Mario Kart 8 will be the biggest selling game this year. No competition.

          • oontz

            It can’t sell more than the installed user base of the wiiu. Unless you plan on buying more than one copy. I know I am happy with just one copy of MarioKart. This isn’t a charity.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Very true.

          • oontz

            This fanboy (David Trail) is very blind ;)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Blinder than Treble?

          • oontz

            Not THAT blind ;)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well…okay. Fair enough.

          • Marcus Larsson

            Fanboy?
            I love all systems, im on this site because i own a wii u

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I was talking about David. Sorry for not wording it right. Lol.

          • Marcus Larsson

            I believe you but the people here are so defensive about their wii u they cant have a realistic discussion.

            I believe that Nintendo can push a couple of million more consoles by the end of the year mk8 gonna sell like 6 mil Dk maybe 1.7-2 Mil.

            Ps4 Will probably sell like 10 Mil consoles this year with infamous selling about 3-4 mil.
            Xbone 7 mil consoles and 2-3 mil titanfall

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            Agree.

          • David Trail

            7 million ps4s. 10 million you’re delusional lol!

          • Marcus Larsson

            Yeah i was a little out of line didnt see how many theyve already sold, but hey make that 11 million sold ps4 by 2015

          • David Trail

            Delusional!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            So much anger.

          • oontz

            HA HA, you’re not too smart then. The wii’s install base when Donkey Kong released was MASSIVE. There are simply not enough wiiu owners to grant the same amount of sales for the new Donkey Kong on wiiu. It’s a game of numbers and facts, something you hardcore fanboys take for granted.

          • David Trail

            Wii U games are already selling more than ps and MS exclusives. Just wait and see you will eat your words. Fifa and COd is all the clones buy.

          • oontz

            ahem… as of the end of January 2014,

            Wiiu – “Super Mario 3D World” – 1.65 million (Worldwide)

            PS4 – “Killzone Shadow Fall” – 2.1 million units (Worldwide)

            Yeah, so… it would seem that people don’t just buy Fifa and COD (A typical assumption made by blind Nintendo fanboys).

            It would also seem that your claim of

            “Wii U games are already selling more than ps and MS exclusives.”

            Is simply incorrect. Yet you have the gall to say I’ll eat MY words. Ohhhhh the irony. :)

          • David Trail

            It was bundled with the PS4 lol!

          • oontz

            Actually those bundles were very limited, mostly to North America. The rest of the world, like all of asia, europe, etc… didn’t have a Killzone Pack in bundle. Also those Numbers I posted were of software units, not bundled software.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nah man. Those were bundles. ALL bundles!(sarcasm)

          • David Trail

            It will happen. I’ll be here when it does. Nintendo games always sell more!

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            We’ll see…if it does sell way more than what the Wii U install base is atm…I will be impressed. If not..I won’t be shocked.

          • David Trail

            You will see… You will see and I’ll be here.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            The fanboyism is through the roof.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He didn’t ask what would sell more. He asked which would you play. You act very immature. Lol. Does it really matter to you that much about what sells more that you have to make a big scene over that?

          • David Trail

            Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. It’s a hardcore game for hardcore gamers. Titanfall is for casual Cod fans.

          • Guest

            so hardcore that my bot can play it because its linearity LOL

          • Justin Gray

            We haven’t seen a single review of that either game so I’d say you are jumping to conclusions with your inferred answer to your question. If the games were on the opposite systems I bet your argument would be that DKC is a better game because whatever comes out on X Bone is better than a Nintendo game in you trollish brainwashed mind. Mario Kart on the Wii sold 35 million copies. I highly doubt Titanfall will get half that.

          • David Trail

            DK and Mario Kart will outsell Titanfall.

          • oontz

            HA HA… people need to first BUY a wiiu for that to happen. Unless you’re planning on buying multiple copies of both games.

          • GregoryTheRainMaker

            All I asked was which game do you think more people want to play more Titanfall or DKC: TF?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Second Son is meant to be single player. All Infamous games have been. Lol.

          • David Trail

            30 FPS lol!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            What does 30fps have to do with it being single player?

          • David Trail

            Only 10 hours no replay ability

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Ahh. So you’re stating your opinion, which is subjective, not objective. Well noted.

          • David Trail

            Nfamous SS only 8.5% on metacritic lol!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Is that your prediction?

          • David Trail

            Yes Nintendo exclusives are superior ; )

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Thank you for your opinion, it’s been noted. :)

          • David Trail

            Cheers : )

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            :)

          • David Trail

            : ) : )

          • Alex

            Hey hacker are you hacking again.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Are you directing that at me? Or hoping that the hacker sees your comment? Lol.

          • Alex

            Not really I saw him in action, you Brandon Gregory and some other guys are the only one who gets up votes from the hacker. And just finding out the truth.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It happens here from time to time. I’ve got it from both ends depending on the subject matter. Disqus needs better security.

          • Alex

            They need super heavy security since a lot of websites and even stores are hacked.

          • Alex

            Man I hate this iPad.

          • ben

            It will only score 8.5 because IGn gives everything on the PS 9.5. That is what they do.. They gave Tombraider 9.5 and everyone who has played that game says after you get over the graphics it is a boring ass game.

          • oontz

            Sorry Tomb Raider was an amazing game.

          • ben

            So you replayed it a lot? I somehow doubt it. Most people I know loved it the first time and picked up the ps4 version and quickly released it had little replay value.. equals boring game. A game is an expensive investment. A game needs replay value.

          • oontz

            “A game is an expensive investment.”

            Then you and I are on different ends of the spectrum. I don’t think games are expensive investments. I get more than my money’s worth on all my gaming purchases, more so than other forms of entertainment that’s for sure.
            Further more… If you have never even played Tomb Raider, then how do you feel you are able to personally comment on it’s quality. It’s a great AAA game I enjoyed it on my MULTIPLE play throughs, and I am eagerly looking forward to the sequel. It’s a shame it didn’t release on the wiiu.

          • ben

            Sure you played it multiple times…. Don’t talk rubbish. The game is totally linear, holds your hand through every task and is easy. How could someone enjoy going through that over and over again? Maybe, you suffer from some sort of memory problem, which allows you to enjoy the same tired bs over and over again with little room for game play development.. who knows. I don’t want games like this. I want games that are unique in game play, skill development and challenge. New Tomb Raider is not that kind of game.

          • oontz

            “Sure you played it multiple times”

            I actually did play through it more than once. If you believe me or not… don’t really care.

            “The game is totally linear, holds your hand through every task and is easy”

            Did you even play it? Cause it doesn’t sound like it.

            “I want games that are unique in game play, skill development and challenge”

            Care to provide an example?

          • ben

            It’s gonna suck dude.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, that’s your opinion and are entitled to it. They don’t make it a fact. When the time comes, you’ll find out.

          • ben

            Yeah, I’m just teasing. I don’t care about it. I came to look at the mariokart box. All I find is people talking about games on other consoles. Time people started trolling the PS/ Xbox fan boys who lord it over nintendo owners and yet clearly have no reason to.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nintendo fanboys have been doing it for a long time. Both sides are guilty. Far as I can tell, David initiated the convo over it by talking about Infamous, which I’m not sure why that it even relates to Mario Kart. Lol. Came here for Mario Kart as well, but seems like discussions in one way or another turn into a free for all.

      • NkoSekirei

        they still bring updates to improve the system they sit on tons of cash so they ll be fine if iwata starts listening to us and bring more games for the next few months till mario kart 8 comes out

    • oontz

      That’s cool… Free isn’t always the best option though. You get what you pay for.

      • David Trail

        Yeah you get nothing extra really apart from some free old games on PSN amazing so worth the subscription fee.

        • oontz

          “so worth the subscription fee”

          Yeah in 2013 PS+ users received over $1000.00usd in retail software for their PS3 and PSVITA machines. All for an initial sign up of just $49.99usd. On top of that, seamless online multiplayer, voice chat and friend list integration.

          Hell even for PS4 we have already received 5 BRAND NEW full retail games for being PS+ members, and the system has only been out since mid November.

          Easily worth the subscription fee and more.

          What do you get with The Nintendo Network? Miiverse? HA HA… how about a shoddy to nonexistent online multiplayer experience and 20+ year old eshop titles that are sold for over 10% of their initial retail cost… yeah like I said, you get what you pay for.

  • Iwata

    I hope you all enjoy this beautiful boxart!

    • Skelterz

      I hope you enjoy your pay cut.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        True story.

        • NkoSekirei

          who keeps downvoting u guys

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Dunno, never pay much attention to them. I have hunches on a few people who do, but can’t be certain about it. People abuse them like crazy. Lol. It’s one feature that Disqus should just do away with anyway. It would help reduce some trolling.

  • Ryan House

    I can’t wait

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    I will purchase this game….my monies is ready. :P

  • arthur jamesonville

    So no 3DS, I should still just pick up 7 for my kart fix?

  • Logan Wayman

    Oh, I’m gonna get this baby, all right!

  • jhell

    wii u the best

    • David Trail

      It’s is!

      • oontz

        “It’s is”

        *snicker*

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    Nintendo should make their covers edgy like this…it makes them more appealing. I know some people would have liked to see more than just Mario, but again this is pretty good work.

  • wiimenonowiiu

    This game will move wii u ……. wii would like U to play

  • wiimenonowiiu

    And wow john a positive article

  • Jeffery02

    I feel like they should have seat-belts on at least. O_o How are they not falling out of the carts and bikes? Btw, can’t wait to get the game! ^_^

    • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

      Mario’s just hardcore like that. He doesn’t care about his safety because he’s a bad-ass.

      • TaintedXGamer

        You know what I want from yugioh? A wii u game with the game pad as a duel disk and seeing the monsters in hd. But this is the wrong place for that. Still want. ;3

        • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

          Don’t get me started.. I still want a yugioh 3DS game out in the west. Would be nice if you could scan in your own cards too

        • David Trail

          Must admit a Yugioh game would be awesome on Wii U with the Game Pad.

    • TaintedXGamer

      Since when the actual laws of physics ever applied to any Mario game or spinoffs. Karts aren’t even supposed to hop or defy gravity. But do I care? Nope, I played MK 64 onwards and I haven’t been disappointed with each Game released. I definitely buying day 1.

      • Jeffery02

        The hopping makes sense. The Mario characters have ridiculously strong legs that would allow that. The karts defying gravity makes sense too. It’s like some unknown technology that allows them to do that. How they STAY in the kart is another matter entirely. XD Unless the technology actually reverses gravity for the rider as well. I suppose that’s a possibility.

  • GregoryTheRainMaker
  • Shane ♓

    I have been waiting for this game since the Wii U was announced.

  • David Trail

    PS4 will not sell more than 7 million this year. Who wants to bet me?

    It doesn’t have enough games to appeal to a wide range of people.

    • Brandon

      Yes it does. It sold over 4 million in less then 3 months. Im pretty sure it can sell over 7 million in a year.

      • David Trail

        Who buys consoles mid year with no valid games?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Wii U early adopters?

          • David Trail

            Nintendoland,Zombi u, Monster hunter, Lego City, NSMBU, Game and Wario New Luigi Bros, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 better than PS4 now no?

          • alex toschi

            that’s subjective, everyone enjoys different things. quite being a fanboy and realize that every console has it’s problems, but casuals are going to go for the PS4 because it was the most hyped and it has Call of Duty, Battlefield, etc. The games that are considered “hardcore” but are actually pretty casual. Wii U has it but it’s a nerfed version. 7 Million is a very realistic number for the PS4.

          • David Trail

            It actually isn’t that bad on Wii U.

          • alex toschi

            I wasn’t talking about the quality of the game as much as I mean the lack of gamers playing that version. I played it on Wii U and it was fine, but not as large a user base for finding matches.

          • David Trail

            Who cares its just COD.

            Wii U exclusives > COD

          • alex toschi

            Again, that’s an opinion. Most gamers just want to shoot things for an hour or so every day. I am not a huge fan of Call of Duty I think there a waste of money, but unfortunately that’s where a lot of money is right now. I’ll always put Nintendo 1st party games in my top because that’s what I enjoy but most people want more mature titles these days.

          • David Trail

            COD mature. Be gone troll. It’s filled with 13 year old kids!

          • alex toschi

            I don’t think the people who play the game are mature, the subject matter is mature. Games now target adults, but are made so easy you barely need higher brain function to accomplish anything. It used to be games targeted children but were so difficult it challenged them to act maturely and solve problems. Call of Duty is filled with idiots going for no scopes and doing missions that require you to follow someone with a large FOLLOW ME sign above there head, it’s patronizing. That’s what they enjoy then that’s fine with me, you have to respect what other people’s choices are.

          • NkoSekirei

            let me tell u this dude i ran into a few 5 year olds playing ghosts and they were trash talking to adults and throw tantrums as well especially one that cried over being infected on infected and i had to mute my tv

          • oontz

            A troll calling someone else a troll? Priceless.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Perhaps. Though, a lot of casuals that Nintendo had with the Wii U have moved on to mobile devices such as SmartPhones and Tablets. Personally, I don’t care for CoD. I was over that after CoD 4 Modern Warfare. I love a lot of Sony’s exclusives minus maybe Killzone. For the most part, I’ve moved on from Nintendo, but I certainly won’t pass up Mario Kart or Smash Bros as they still see love from me. I say people worry too much over what console is better, but that’s just me.

          • David Trail

            More like the casuals have no ed to ps4 lol!

          • oontz

            The new Killzone is a lot better than the previous ones. I finished it already and the story, gameplay, atmosphere, environments, etc were great. Worth a play through.

          • David Trail

            Worht a playthrough. Ha that’s the best PS4 has lol!

          • oontz

            Are you handicapped in some way?

            It’s worth buying and playing through the single player campaign. Just like Wind Waker HD, or SM3DW, or any other game that is WORTH A PLAY THROUGH.

            Do you need people to spell out exactly what they’re saying for you to comprehend the english?

            Man… you need to go back to the basics.

          • David Trail

            Worth a play through makes it sound as if you didn’t like the game. Zelda Wind Waker HD is worth multiply play throughs for example.

          • oontz

            “Worth a play through makes it sound as if you didn’t like the game.”

            If I didn’t like the game then it wouldn’t be worth a play through now would it. Your logic is a bit flawed.

          • NkoSekirei

            the only reason we have a low base on cod is that we get screwed on lots of things like dlc and apparently patches as well especially how bad ghosts is

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Once again, that’s your opinion. Mine differs. I see more potential in the PS4. I still do like some Nintendo games like Smash Bros and Mario Kart, but that doesn’t mean I hate other forms of gaming so blindly. ;P

          • NkoSekirei

            agreed

        • Brandon

          What are you talking about valid games. The ps4 is the best console out right now and they have great games coming out and more are to be revealed this e3.

          • David Trail

            Not really.

          • Brandon

            Not really. Sure

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Don’t mind him. He’s in denial.

          • DragonSilths

            No…3DS is the best console out right now. Has been for over a year now, and no other console can match it.

          • David Trail

            Ii U is better when it comes to games. Lol @ Knack!

          • Brandon

            Well the 3ds is good, but not a console its a handheld.

          • DragonSilths

            3DS is a handheld console…

          • Brandon

            Well i give you that but only time will tell what console is better, but by overall fun and performce it think its the ps4. The 3ds is really good for a handheld.

          • Jonathan George Anaya

            You know the difference between opinion and facts, right?

            The PS4 has only PS3 ports at launch plus Knack and Borezone. Their PSN has crashed considerably since launch.

            The X1 launched with anticipated sequels to major franchises: Killer Instinct got a sequel after 20 years, Dead Rising 3 is riding high off the Zombie and Open World Craze, and Forza 5 showcases the haptic feedback and power of the X1.

            Fighting Games, Open World Survival Horror, Racing (where did Driveclub go Sony?), Puzzle (Peggle 2), Simulator (Zoo Tycon), and even a Halo title. MS nailed EVERY gaming genre for launch. All without being hacked :)

            X1: Made by Gamers, for the Gamers

          • oontz

            “X1: Made by Gamers, for the Gamers”

            How did you type that with a straight face?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He’s just one of those dudes who like to start up console wars rather than having an intelligent conversation. Good luck with him.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Indeed. Despite so so games at the moment. That’s quite impressive. 7 million is a fair prediction.

        • David Trail

          More like mediocre. Knack lol!

        • The Clockwork Being

          And it isn’t even out in Japan. Right now the Wii U is at 5.86 millions right and the PS4 is at about 4.8. With a release in Japan(lets be honest it will sell over a million on launch week) The Wii U will be caught up to in no time.

      • DragonSilths

        A like bot I see…
        Every 8th gen system blew up at launch…that always happens its a new shiny box. But sales drop after the holidays. PS4 has Infamous, and Destiny this year, one being a Multiplat. I have yet to see anything else that is a solid reason to by a PS4.

        • Jonathan George Anaya

          Infamous is single player only, and 30 fps. Apparently, Phony Gamers are Resolution and Frame rate whores.
          The only reason why it will sell is because Knack and Flower are losing people’s interest haha

          • LightupmyLife

            So by your logic, people lost interest in Xbox One games since none of those are selling at all or are on the top charts. I also run into a lot of Xbox One fans talking about 60fps, so nice trying to market a console. You’re quite comical. By all means, please do spread your poor logic across the internet.

            Btw, must be fun having Netflix, Youtube, and other apps behind a pay wall, eh? On PS4, we only pay for online multi player, and get free games that are more recent. Another reason to buy a PS4(especially since it’ll have a better first party library between the two) and leave the Xb1 collecting dust. It’s easy to pull a you. Only difference is I’m more realistic. Have fun bashing a console that has more upside. Market the console as much as you like, it doesn’t change that it’s selling poorly after the holidays. Such jealousy. ;)

          • David Trail

            PS4 and Xbox One are as bad as each other lol!

          • Jonathan George Anaya

            Two things: Get a good job. Maybe then you could AFFPRD to play online with the Big Boys. Or, does Momma not give you enough for Live?
            Gamers buy consoles for GAMES. I got a WiiU for Mario World and Wind Waker. Two killer apps. I bought an X1 for Killer Instinct, Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Crimson Dragon. Those are all sequels to great game franchises.
            See, my Job pays enough for multiple Next Gen consoles. So, stop holding on to that PS3 and upgrade to a PS4 so that you can buy Flower again in HD. Or would you prefer Knack?

          • LightupmyLife

            Considering I make over 45k a year, I’m more than fine financially, so your response back to me fails on many accounts. Why would I buy a system that I’m not interested in nor will I use? Just so it can sit there and collect dust? No thanks. Yeah, I look forward to playing with the big boys online, if they were actually big boys instead of 13 year olds who whine and cry over CoD. I think I’ll pass.

            I upgraded to a PS4 long ago. Apparently you appear to make assumptions rather than ask your fellow posters what they play on. I enjoy the games on them( Assassins Creed IV, Resogun, Need for Speed Rivals,) and the few titles that I’ve bought so far suit me fine as I have other things besides video games in my life.
            When it comes down to it, you prefer Live, I prefer PS Plus. Difference of opinion here. I get that you like to play the blind fanboy routine, so do continue to run your mouth. It’s at least amusing. PS4 has many great exclusives and third party going for it this year an beyond whether you wanna accept that fact or not. Deep down, with the way you talk so much about PS4 this and PS4 that(positive or negative), it just tells me you’re a fan of PS4 in disguise. You’re a bitter fan. Or at the very least, you like to get your kicks in while you can. Completely noted. Like it or not, PS4 is in high demand even now. Facts must hurt, huh? :)

            Edit: How about that Fighter Within and Crimson Dragon? Bet those were “great” games. Poorly rated even. ;)

          • Jonathan George Anaya

            Your ignorance is showing again. Because, again, if you were a fan of games, you’d know that Crimson Dragon is a sequel to a famous Sega Saturn title. Maybe if you weren’t some 13 yr old COD player (who claims to make 45k yet can’t afford Live), youd of known that. it reviewed poorly because of it’s glitches and high difficulty. Each have been patched on Day One. So, problem solved. Too bad you can’t patch Knack or Killzone’s game play…
            And, 99% of your PS4 games are PS3 ports, fyi

          • LightupmyLife

            Considering you get negative reception from what I see on other sites, it’s clear who the ignorant one is here. I am indeed a fan of gaming, but I don’t go around using the Knack and Flower excuse in each of my posts like you do sir. It doesn’t change that Crimson Dragon was a poorly rated game. You have about the same amount of 360 ports as PS3. What does making 45k a year have to do with buying Live?Didn’t know having it was a requirement for those with steady incomes. We have this thing called “choice,” you should look into it. Some of us don’t buy blindly like yourself my friend. You use the same material in your posts so I can tell you’re an obvious troll. Nice job showing your ignorance and fanboyism. :)

            If you were a fan of games, you woudn’t care what you play your games on, rather than spend your time bashing a console. Only whiners do that. While I’m sure Xbox One is a respectable console for games, it’s not my console of choice this gen, it’ll be my secondary later on. You sure are immature for your age, are you sure you’re an adult? Lol.
            Please continue on your rant on how good Xbox One is, we all do love those silly rants of yours. Don’t be so upset cause PS4 is in higher demand despite your claims. Doesn’t change the reality of it, just in your own mind.

            Only thing that I get from each of your posts is bitterness and jealousy. Why else would you go out of your way to spread your nonsense over other websites? You’re not fooling anyone.
            Keep going my friend. You’re a comic genius. :)

          • Jonathan George Anaya

            Whoa, your writing skills have improved since your last reply; Congrats on the GED. And your stalking of my previous posts is impressive.
            You claim to be Gamer yet bought the console with no original games. Good choice there. All of the PS4 launch games got pushed back so all the Ps4 games turned out being Ps3 ports. You mad bro? Don’t be. That was your choice.
            And, anyone who complains about the Live “paywall” needs to be called out for being poor. That’s a fact. Because, $50 a year is nothing. It’s been providing party chats and dedicated servers since 2005. But, as a Phony Gamer, you wouldn’t know anything about that.
            and sometimes, the truth hurts. Nobody wants to hear that their $400 is a giant paperweight until Second Son. Even that has no multiplayer, so, online gamers will have to wait even longer until Destiny’s release. Unless you’re a 13 yr old COD kid, at which rate you’ve been enjoying a PS3 port since Day One.

            Xbox One: Made by Gamers for Gamers

          • LightupmyLife

            It’s funny to watch you attack so viciously which shows how upset you are that I don’t appreciate your console of choice. Sad panda. ;P

            “Xbox One: Made by Gamers for Gamers”

            Didn’t know the NSA developed Xbox One for gamers. ;)

        • Mr. J

          Reasons to buy PS4:
          Infamous Second Son
          Destiny
          Theif
          Tomb raider
          Play station Now
          Star Wars Battlefront III
          Kingdom Hearts
          Minecraft
          Tons of indie games
          Planetside 2
          Great UI
          Most powerful console ever created
          Comfortable controller
          Sleek design
          And many others……

          • David Trail

            You can play most of those games anywhere lol. Infamous meh!

          • oontz

            Anywhere EXCEPT on the wiiu… And that is the problem.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You nailed it.

          • DragonSilths

            Infamous I said already. Destiny is a Multiplat so no its not a reason. Thief, I have no interest in it. Tomb Raider…that’s a remake/upgrade of last years game. Playstation Now…lol. StarWars Battlefront well 3 things about that, that’s a multiplat, its made by EA so its going to suck, and it will be on Wii U also. Kingdom Hearts, again MULTIPLAT I never cared for the KH franchise so meh. Minecraft??? PC Minecraft is better like always. Tons of indie games, Wii U has the most indie games. Planetside 2…never heard of it…Great UI, wtf does that have to do with anything. Most powerful console ever created…cause power effects you the gamer…derp. Comfortable controller, you don’t buy a system cause it has a comfy controller, otherwise you could have a pillow as a controller. Sleek design…like I said people buy a new system at launch cause its a shiny new box.

          • Mr. J

            Ok then so tell me why I should buy an Xbox one or a Wii U. You have to admit that the PS4 AT THE MOMENT is the best choice of the three. It’s selling much better than the other two right now so there will be much better third party support. By the way Planetside 2 is like Massive Multiplayer online Halo. Oh and did I mention it’s completely free to play ONLY ON PS4.

          • DragonSilths

            Ohhh that game. Meh I don’t do shooters. Destiny is the ONLY shooter I will play for the ENTIRE 8th gen. Tell you why to buy an Xbox Done…? Nobody SHOULD buy an Xbox One that’s a punishment not a reward. My 1990’s VCR hell my toaster is better then the Xbox One. Your point about PS4 being better for 3rd party…no shit. PS and Xbox are MULTIPLAT SYSTEMS. You buy them FOR 3rd party games. Both PS4 and Xbox have lacking exclusives. All Xbox has is Halo. All PS has that was amazing was Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Twisted Metal back in the days. As for why you should get a Wii U? Monolith Softs X game, Zelda HD, Smash Bros, MK8, Fire Emblem X SMT, and Miyamoto’s new IP. (Nintendo going HD in the 1st place is a bigger reason to get it over the other 2.)

          • Steven Hays

            I’ll give you Great UI, Most powerful console, comfortable controller, and sleek design, but those all have to do with the hardware. however, none of the software is worth owning at this point, though there are a few promising indie games on the way (etc. rime).

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBTTOfficial?feature=watch FrallaN

            Still, nothing of that is even compared to Nintendo’s finest games. Which we hope the big upcoming titels will be, f*cking awesome

      • ConCity Soldier

        How many Wii U consoles were sold in it’s first 3 months again? I’m pretty sure it was around 3 million. It’s possible that the PS4 won’t hit 7 million by the end of the year. But I wouldn’t be shocked either way.

        • Brandon

          Yea but it didnt have any games for a while after those 3 months. While ps4 and even xbox will have alot.

      • Nintenjoe82

        The Wii U sold more than 3 million in 2 months and look at it now

        (but I believe the PS4 will get 7 or very close by its anniversary)

        • Brandon

          But the wii u is not on many gamers wish list. The wii u sold actually less then 3 million in three months and the ps4 is not instock in most places. Also the ps4 is not going to have a game drought.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      ‘It doesn’t have enough games to appeal to a wide range of people.’

      Wii U had that same problem early on, so that just makes your point invalid. Do continue on trolling. We all need to be humored by your presence. :)

      • David Trail

        Wii U had better games. End of story.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I do agree. It’s story came to an end.

          • David Trail

            Idiot

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            toidi

        • Brandon

          Your fooling yourself

        • oontz

          Was it a Freudian slip using the the past tense “had” ha ha ha

      • Eoin Mulhern

        Stop being a hacker with all the thumbs up and down you troll.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Nice job making bold accusations that have no proof behind them. Even my own comments from prevous articles have gotten thumbs downs. You make a poor detective. Lol. ;P

          • Eoin Mulhern

            Will there all Guest votes, i wonder why?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Don’t know. This has happened to many people over the months. I’ve been downvoted just the same. Lately this has been a troll haven. Welcome to WiiUDaily.

      • Cyrus

        How does that make his piont invalid? His point was that it eon’t sell more than 7 million.

        “Wii U had that same problem” So what? did it sell more than 7 million in a year and therefore makes his point invalid or didn’t it and therefore supports his point?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          He also said that Mario Kart will sell huge like the Wii version. With less than 6 million of a installed user base, yeah that makes his points quite invalid. It’s not gonna make numbers like that. It’s gonna basically sell like Melee at best. It makes a good point indeed. :)

          • David Trail

            It will sell more than any PS4 and Xbox One game this year. Good job it’s out soon so be prepared to eat your words!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I never said it won’t sell more than what’s out on Xbox One and PS4 games. That is opinion based, and I am cool with that. I said it won’t sell like the Wii version. So there are no words to eat other than your own since you like to twist them. Continue on the same rant from yesterday if it helps.

          • David Trail

            Now you’re twisting it. Go play Knack troll.

            Knack > Super Mario 3D World…

            Said no one ever lol!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “A troll calling someone else a troll? Priceless.”

            oontz said it best. Do go on. ;P

          • David Trail

            You are the troll. Read your posts : )

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Oh I have. I see informative, yet many respectful ones. Yours are basically just you bashing consoles that you most likely never tried or owned. Apparently you don’t read enough of your own. So the quote stands. Do go on. ;P

          • David Trail

            I’ve never tried or owned. Good one. Now you really sound more and more like a troll.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’m basically using your own logic against you. You just don’t like hearing an opinion that differs from your own. That’s a shame.

          • David Trail

            Exactly, they are opinions and stupid opinions at that. Infamous SS to sell more than Mario Kart 8 lol!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Can you show me where I said that Infamous would sell more than Mario Kart? No opinion is right or wrong, they are based off of what we believe as individuals. Very poor logic. ;P

          • David Trail

            Doesn’t matter you have very poor logic and no sense. Go play Knack and do us all a favour ; )

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Ahh. So that means you made that up. Nice job not backing up your claims. Showing a source would have been logical. Nah, I like it here as I talk to people who have more sense than you. Though, I can’t say I’m not amused at your fanboyism. ;P

          • David Trail

            A playing Knack is a chore I see. You’d rather talk to us than play what Sony have to offer with the PS4.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I would if I actually had that game. Though I prefer playing Need for Speed Rivals at the moment. I see you’d rather talk to me and others that don’t agree with you than playing on your Wii U. ;P

          • Brandon

            What is up with you and knack. Stop being denial thinking the wii u is the best console and mario kart is going to such a big difference. The wii u is not even half of what the ps4 is and mario kart was never the best selling game. Why would somebody buy a wii u just for mario kart. Its not a bad game but i would prefer forza or driveclub, but thats just my choice of taste.

          • David Trail

            Drive Club lmao!

          • oontz

            Project Cars lmao!

            Do you see how stupid your pointless comments look?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Don’t expect a miracle.

          • oontz

            Not expecting a miracle… It’s fine he wants to be a blind fanboy but there is no need to clutter the comment section with mindless posts like that. It’s does nothing but hurt his argument in the end, and just comes off as very immature.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            True story. Tons of clutter. On the bright side, it’s entertaining watching fanboys make fools of themselves.

          • oontz

            It is entertaining… I always wonder if these fanboys are the same about all the products they buy and use in their day to day lives. I picture them like this…

            “Man I can’t believe you use Crest to brush your teeth… Colgate is the best toothpaste ever. The other brands WISH they had flavors as good as Colgate. People that use Crest aren’t real tooth cleaners man, just posers.”

            Ha ha ha

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Lol. If there is stuff like that on forums that would be some discussion worth reading just for the laughs. i wouldn’t be surprised by it at all.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Fanboys always use the same examples. Nothing new there.

          • Brandon

            True that. I think he’s just jealous that the other consoles have things he wants.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think so too. Usually those who constantly try to talk down a console, desire it. Being on a Nintendo related site, they feel the need to fit in. Anyone with an open mind knows that the PS4 has a lot of upside and will have a strong library of games as the months go by. Naturally, people like to take shots at something that is new. Even the Wii U was in the same boat. Lol.

          • oontz

            So you own a ps4?

        • Brandon

          Of course it didnt sell 7 million it doesnt have the type of games or the 3rd party support. Nintendo games good, but im not going to buy a console soley for its first games and barly any 3rd party games. The ps4 will sell way more then just 7 million.

    • Levi Johansen

      I agree. But we have no idea what games are to come.

      I’ll say we’ll be seeing some great suprises for all systems this year. PS4 might steal some sales from Xbox and end up with as much as 10 million.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        That’s a respectable response that I can 100% agree with. We don’t know what the future holds or what is in store for this year and the next.

    • Rich Garriques

      i am for sony and nintendo but it is simply a no brainer to see that sonys new console has a very high demand , its even hard to find at regular price that says a lot.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Well said.

  • Ducked

    *in high pitch voice*

    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

  • David Trail

    Mario Kart 8!!!!!

    • Jose Mercado

      Why did this comment get 152 dislikes?

      • Prizm

        Daniel Gonzalez is using a vote bot to bump up or down comments.

  • Anthony Ank Mudshark Owdienko

    its got the coin collecting in like supermario kart on snes

    • David Trail

      They had that in 7.

      • Anthony Ank Mudshark Owdienko

        Never played 7

  • alex toschi

    This is still tentative box art, it was used recently by Amazon France. “provisoire” means provisional or tentative. It’s probably official but it hasn’t been officially released as stated in the article.

  • I went to the zoo

    the box is kinda weird and boring

  • AlienFanatic

    I’m seriously considering picking up a Wii-U again if they release a MK8 bundle. Their promises of emphasizing the VC, and adding DS titles, just might tip the scales again. I just wish they had a matte-colored Wii-U.

  • kevinxDxD

    I’m still curious if Nintendo has any ideas for the box art, Smash Bros.

  • Will the3rd

    Awesome, gorgeous!

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    I like it. Nintendo just needs to get some hardcore marketing before hand.

  • Guest

    Mario Kart 8 is basically a Mario-themed F-Zero game, period [anti-gravity mechanism, anyone?]

  • WiiUPS4

    I really really really really….Really want this game..Did i mention i really want this game?..Lol..:)

  • NkoSekirei

    man cant wait to play this game with other people its going to be awsome

    • jjbredesen

      Yeah, i can’t wait either, i hope the online is as good (or better) as Mario Kart 7!

      • David Trail

        It will be, no doubt about it!

  • Josh111111

    Wow this is so much better than I ever could’ve imagined. I haven’t like the the recent trend of a simple white background, such as Mario Kart DS, Wii and 7.

    I’ll go ahead and say this is the best Mario Kart cover ever.

  • gamer4life

    The Wii U will sell crazy this year. May to July won’t be full of games, and MK8 comes out then. People will buy a Wii U just for that. Also, if SSB4 comes out in the Holiday season, I guarantee you that in 2014, Wii U will sell 10 million consoles this year. SO many AMAZING games coming. This year is the exact opposite as last year. Last year had a lack of games and marketing, and this year has A LOT of games and hopefully they keep up the increased amount of marketing. Wii U has a BRIGHT future.

    • oontz

      “SO many AMAZING games coming”

      Correct me if I’m wrong… but there aren’t THAT many games coming this year to wiiu. I know DK, Kart and Smash… but what else?

      • David Trail

        X, Bayonetta 2, and Shin Migami V Fire Emblem. Want me to continue???

        • oontz

          Please do.

      • gamer4life

        DKCTF
        SSB4
        MK8
        Yarn Yoshi
        X
        Bayonetta 2
        SMTxFE

        That is a lot of 1st Party games that are amazing coming to one console. And I have a question, what is with all these down votes? Like, 148? That is ridiculous.

        • oontz

          Those have all been confirmed for a 2014 release? Still that’s only 7 games… That’s not many by any means. 7 games in a 12 month period isn’t that great.

  • Leefull

    well I have never owned a MK ever. This one will be my first!! I do like racing games but as much as that I am going to buy this to support the WiiU. And hopefully my kids will get stoked for it when they see it in action too!!

  • Captinn2

    What took you so long? xD

  • RammyZs T

    I really want to be excited about this game, but I’m going to have to be brutally honest and say that I’m not. Now, before you say “You haven’t even played it yet”, know that I am not reviewing the game, but I am giving my impression of it so far.

    Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is my favorite Mario Kart game. I love how it has a very balanced and competitive racing feel, along with some neat 2-player gameplay mechanics. Character choices were very important, since their Special Items would dictate what style of race you would play. Each stage had its own feel, but they never went overboard with hazards. I could go on about Double Dash, but I wont.

    When I borrowed Mario Kart Wii and played it through, it made me frown a little. There was no more 2-player karting, no more Special Items, no more tactical drifting, no more Shine Thief, and to me, a lot less fun. The previously mentioned were replaced with simplified racing mechanics, game-changing items, hazard-riddled stages, bikes, etc. The little things, like stalling for longer periods of time when struck to give other players a free pass, really hit me. I don’t hate Mario Kart Wii or the people who enjoy it, but I just can’t play it at all. Win or lose, I feel like the game was out of my hands, and in the hands of the items, which can be crazy, but disappointing.

    So far, Mario Kart 8 looks just like Mario Kart Wii. Though this is probably better for sales and more laid back players, this is a huge bummer for me and competitive Nintendo fans alike. To me, it seems like every competitive GameCube game I still play (Melee, MK:DD, Strikers), there is a less-competitive Wii version (Brawl (still great), MKW, Strikers Charged). If this trend continues with Wii U, I will be a very sad Nintendo fan this generation.

    Note: I acknowledge that I have not played Mario Kart 8, and that I shouldn’t make any final decisions. Just hear me out.

    • David Trail

      You sound delusional.

      • RammyZs T

        How so? Is it so out unbelievable that my friends and I don’t like Mario Kart Wii? What did I type that is so delusional? I’m serious.

        • oontz

          *sarcasm* How dare you speak your feelings of dislike towards a Nintendo product on this site. DON”T YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE??? THIS IS WIIu DAILY. *sarcasm*

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s what I call good sarcasm.

      • oontz

        Maybe you should go back and read some of YOUR posts. Calling other people delusional, that’s rich.

  • C.S. Bailey

    Probably a DL for me, unless the physical copy has some good bonuses.

    • David Trail

      Digital copy of Mario Kart. Does not compute. Box art is enough for me. Plus digital copies use up too much space and are too expensive. Downloads are good for virtual console and e shop games IMO.

  • GABRIEL GARCIA

    I just want that awesome game !!

  • atl hawks

    Since DK and Mario kart are 3 months apart, people are complaining about another small drought. Well people i’m here to say don’t sleep on Watch Dogs! Besides Sega and Platinum, Ubi is the only big name publisher who is giving us a bone and we must show them and other developers that there is still a market for 3rd parties on this console. Plus the gamepad features it must use will really set the wii u version part like rayman and splinter cell did.

  • Matt Buehler

    Just preorderd today! :D

    • readypembroke

      I will eventually! :D

  • Rinslowe

    Box art looks tight!.
    Day one purchase.

    • oontz

      I will be buying as soon as I find it and import it to where I am… no english Nintendo games here.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GamersTreeHouse2013?feature=watch GamersTreeHouse2013

    This cover looks awesome!! Console sales will boom massively with this game :-D

    Hopefully I’m allowed but I’d like to share a link to a video I put together recently on my youtube channel. It talks about why Nintendo fans are so loyal and theres 2 parts so the link below is to the first part. I’m a huge Nintendo fan like everyone here so I hope you guys and girls enjoy it :) Also my channel is fairly new and I’m trying to improve the quality of my video’s so if you have any consutructive advice you can share, by all means please do ^_^

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/GamersTreeHouse2013?feature=watch GamersTreeHouse2013

      Ok..umm 151 downvotes in like a min? Are we not allowed to share game related links here or something? Seriously, if we are not allowed I won’t

      • Jose Mercado

        Actually, Daniel Gonzalez just use all of his fake accounts to dislike your comments.

        • oontz

          Do you actually believe he has over 150 fake accounts? Really?

          • Jose Mercado

            Yes.

          • oontz

            That’s just being silly. It’s more likely that someone is using a bot to make the votes.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Haha. True story, that and I’m amazed how people make baseless claims without factual proof. Must be easy to label people a scapegoat these days. Lol.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/GamersTreeHouse2013?feature=watch GamersTreeHouse2013

          Oh we have a repeat offender here if we have a name to point out hahaha. Seems like a lot of effort with fake accounts?? Guess some peeps get bored, lol

      • Leo

        Don’t mind, its just the usual sony/ms fanboy downvoting everyone here because you know he doesn’t have anything else to do with his miserable life.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/GamersTreeHouse2013?feature=watch GamersTreeHouse2013

          Its pretty sad if trolls are coming to a site specifically dedicated to Nintendo if they are not a fan themselves, lol. Thanks for the heads up Leo :)

      • Andrew Gonzalez

        I think it’s a hack.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/GamersTreeHouse2013?feature=watch GamersTreeHouse2013

          ye think ur right Andrew, happened waay to fast for it to be legit and Ive also noticed other comments which I could see nothing wrong with them but also had a bunch of downvotes :S

  • Maximo Zavala III

    Maaan, Mario looks MEAN!!! I like it! That’s awesome hand positioning too; can’t wait for this game!

  • bugart19

    If Mario Kart 8 has full online game play, then this is one game I will by buying as soon as it’s released.

    • oontz

      if it doesn’t have full online that would be a major misstep for Nintendo.

    • X3Charlie

      I’m pretty sure, every recent Mario Kart has had Online.

    • David Trail

      The DS one had full online play. Why would the Wii U version not?

      • bugart19

        I enjoyed the DS version, although I wish it had more dept.

  • Guest

    Hacker here again especially Daniel, look at all the guest votes.

  • LordiMcKill

    ‘Mario Kart 8 is the first of several highly anticipated Wii U games in 2014′

    So Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze isn’t WiiUDaily?

    • David Trail

      Shovel Knight as well in March!

  • Jose Mercado

    I’m getting this game.

  • Prizm

    Will the cover art be the only advertising Nintendo plans for this launch? :D

    • oontz

      zing

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Don’t give them ideas.

    • Old School

      They are masters at not advertising or marketing and not worried about selling consoles. It’s better to advertise by Nintendo direct, not many people watch it so it’s perfect

  • LoZ4life98

    here comes another Wii U drought. No good games between Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8
    Edit: and Tropical Freeze. That’s two solid games for a six month stretch. Neither quite “killer” or system sellers.

    • Leo

      Boy you need a haircut, badly.

      • Guest

        That’s a boy?

  • 2Макс2

    So, looks like Mario and Peach are going in the backward direction?)

  • PlayboyPacquiao

    I dare the downvote bots to downvote me, Manny PacMan Pacquiao. Anyways, Mario has the eye of the tiger.

  • Leo

    Great cover! Mario Kart is the best racing game ever! It will be a surefire hit!

  • David Trail

    Mario Kart 8 will be the biggest selling game this year. Mark my words. Titanfall and Infamous SS have nothing on Mario Kart 8!

    • Andrew Gonzalez

      We honestly don’t know that.

      • David Trail

        We do Mario Kart is always the biggest seller. History dictates that.

        • Andrew Gonzalez

          I hope so. Nintendo has got to do some serious marketing between Donkey Kong and Mario Kart 8. A bundle would help.

          • David Trail

            No marketing necessary. Donkey Kong and Mario Kart sell regardless. Better than anything on ps4 ATM

            Infamous doesn’t match up.

          • Old School

            You think with a failing system you don’t need marketing!?! Dumbest thing I have read today. Like I keep saying, Mario Kart is one of Nintendo’s biggest sellers and by advertising you can entice people that are not sure what system to get. Mario Kart is a console seller so they need to advertise this game like crazy. Not just rely on Mario Kart fans. Many of us MK fans are worried about them messing up battle mode and many people I know aren’t getting Wii U’s unless they see good results

            You think everyone comes on these websites or are up to date with Nintendo? Of course not

          • oontz

            No marketing is what got Nintendo into this mess in the first place.

    • Brandon

      Stop being a fanboy. The wii u doesnt have enough consoles sold for that to happen and there is better games out then mario kart. I like the game, but just saying not the best.

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

      Maybe not this year but long term it’ll probably out sell them. It will take time for the Wii U to amass enough sales to make it possible. But MK 8 will be a big seller for Nintendo for years to come.

      We have to wait and see if it deserves the high sales it get. I think it’ll be an improvement on the disappointing MK Wii and for that reason it’ll be received well. At the very least I expect you’ll be able to play with 3 or 4 players without the framerate switching to 10 fps.

  • Old School

    Looks nice, I seen this earlier this week.

    Now if only we could see some updates about the game that would be great. Tired of never seeing any updates and seeing a bunch of cool stuff from smash bros. Horrible job from the people marketing MK8. We haven’t even seen a thing about battle mode, it’s just as important as VS.

    If they are smart they will have seen how with Playstation/Xbox games you can chat/message so easy with your online friends and incorporate it into MK8. It’s time for Nintendo to evolve and get with the current times if they expect the Wii U to be great. Mario Kart Wii online was great for 2008 but in 2014 I really hope we see some upgrades. It would be great if we could see what our friends are doing in between races/ battles.

  • cthreep

    Day one purchase for me.

  • Mendoza Manuel

    ……The “8” is tripping me out, try imagining a kart driving on it and see what happens…IT DOESNT.MAKE.SENSE.
    Also, mario and peach seem like their driving in the opposite direction as the others…
    NONE OF THIS.MAKES.SENSE.

    • Prizm

      As for the 8 track, maybe you can drive upside-down in this one.

    • C4

      You have to drive the 8 shaped lap basically two times as you will “lap” the first one through the start/finish area on the other side.

      If you just look at the map if appears he’s driving 2 laps per lap counted.

      Not sure about the track on the box art. It doesn’t _look_ like you can drive on both sides? Unless the track twists behind Mario’s head, so Mario (and Peach) is not on the same side as the other characters.

  • Connor

    This is quite old news.

  • starwars360

    Awesome box art. Cannot wait for this game

  • The Clockwork Being

    Not bad

  • The Clockwork Being

    I imagined it differently tbh.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Wait notice how it says provisoire. That word means this is only a temporary cover,

    • http://www.gamebushido.com Michael Launier

      “Provisoire” does mean provisory (i.e. temporary), but that’s in reference to the PEGI rating, not the cover.

  • InterTreble

    This is what PS4 and Xbox One will NEVER have, even with 64 core, 64MHz and 64GB. And this is the reason why Nintendo will ALWAYS exist for. We players will be enjoying multiplatforms on PS4/Xbox One and this jewels like Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. The rest is only cheeting and trolling everywhere… ;)

    • Enumerating Wishes

      I don’t think you can accomplish much with 64 cores running at 64MHz.

      Please use tech jokes with care xD

      • InterTreble

        Ahahah! I was obviously joking with the less interesting thing in the world of videogame: the hardware! :P Unfortunately also the main topic of ads and console wars on worldwide forums and blogs… It’s about time people open their eyes and begin to talk about software, which is far more interesting… ;)

  • ~OMEGA~

    Nice box art…. still waiting for monolith soft’s X’s boxart though

  • JoMa Mah

    OF COURSE I’m getting Mario Kart 8! That’s a no brainer! :P

  • Piotrek

    Can’t wait for it

  • FlashFan207

    I canNOT WAIT!!!!!

  • kensredemption

    Argh! I can’t wait! :D

  • Leroy Adams

    Mario Kart 8 is the main reason why I want to buy a Wii U!! Once I purchase one I will buy other awesome Wii U games :-)!!

  • Kamek#1fangirl

    I hope kamek is playable