We just can’t stop talking about Mario Kart 8: everyone’s excited about the new Wii U racer, and Nintendo is doing an excellent job at promoting the game (for once). In fact, there is so much anticipation for Mario Kart 8, that even analyst Michael Pachter believes that it will exceed expectations.
The latest bit of Mario Kart 8 news comes from Nintendo’s Kosuke Yabuki, director of Mario Kart 8, who said that the game pushed the Wii U to its limits, delivering HD visuals at 60 frames per second.
In an interview with the upcoming issue of Edge magazine, Yabuki says that while the console was pushed to the limits with the Wii U, “it still has a lot of potential left, and I suspect there are more ways to make use of its capabilities that we haven’t even imagined.”
From the countless gameplay videos we’ve seen, Mario Kart 8 looks gorgeous. As for the smooth 60 fps gameplay, it’s hard to tell that because YouTube videos are limited to just 30 fps. In order to get a real look at how the game plays, it’s essential to try it out in real life. Or at least get a 60 fps video of it.
Mario Kart 8 launches later this month, and will feature 32 race tracks — a mix of new tracks and remakes — and will come with all the classic Nintendo characters: Mario, Luigi, Toad, etc. Don’t forget that you can listen to the full Mario kart 8 soundtrack right now.