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Mario’s Eyes Sparkle On The Box Art For Mario Kart 8

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The box art for Mario Kart 8 has been unveiled by Nintendo. Several characters are displayed on the upcoming kart-racing game’s cover, including Toad, Luigi, Peach, Bowser and the bright-eyed Mario. Poor Luigi seems to have no idea he’s about to get smacked by a Red Shell. Mario Kart 8 will be released in May for Wii U.

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  1. so much hope in this game…
    i dont know… mk is just for mp great.
    if you play the league alone, its to easy.
    so each mk was easier then the other.
    possible i can win the race with closed eyes.
    But… i buy it on D1 :-)

    i like the cover (just the grass i hate, is that a bio chess field or what… it looks so stupid). The Foot is to close to the wheel,
    its to danger and unnatural to place the foot there.
    i hope the realismus is there to a little bit.
    because gravity. the haire, the cape etc.
    shoud look or falling down.

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    1. Why not? Every MK game only has 16 courses, with the exceptions of the SNES, GBA, and arcade games. I’d be disappointed if retro courses weren’t included, since it would be interesting to see how the antigravity, glider, and underwater driving would work with them, and maybe we could see courses from the arcade games too.

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      1. People WANT to see old courses revamped for the consoles graphical capabilities and to remind themselves of the good times. If you dont want to play old tracks, then Play the Nitro tracks and dont play online. Thats how simple it is.

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      2. Then there should be a game created specifically for celebrating the past tracks. Wii Mario Kart feels like a cheat.

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    2. but……….every mk game has retro courses……………..BUT they are improved and if you noticed one of them is revealed and looks entirely different as the wii u can offer more. sooooooooo yeah.

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      1. I’m saying half is too much, I’m not against retro courses. It’s the same lameness if you bought the next Mario and half the levels were from the last one or two that came out.

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      2. No, now youre just BSing. They are, for a reason, called RETRO tracks. Not ”half the levels were from the last one or two that came out”, more like a combination of certain tracks in previous Mario Karts. The purpose is to reexplore those tracks. The entire game is new, including with new Retro tracks.

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      3. … I was referring to the site making me double-post the same comment. And we disagree. Doesn’t make us mortal enemies, lol. I’d prefer us both stay on the site… no one has to leave.

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  2. Amazing box art! Absolutely love it – don’t even have a Wii U just yet but buying one the moment this game releases :) Can’t wait!

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    1. 1. DK
      2. MK
      3. Watch Dogs (just when its good)
      4. X (but when its like xenoblade chronicles, i wont buy it, because i dont check the game system… :-( )

      ufff… just 2 games….
      next games from developers is in 2-3 years.
      2017… thats the year the U is already dead.

      PS4
      1. MGS 5
      2. Evil Within

      yeep… also just 2 games….
      but there will be more soon.

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      1. I would add bayonetta 2 , SMASH and the inevitable Zelda to that list. :)

        and yeah…….the wii u will be dead in 2017-2018 WHEN NEXT GEN STARTS :P

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  3. @HeroPonLuigi

    DYK Gaming proves that most Western Nintendo covers don’t show smiling, the East is more smiley happy fun time and all that, we’re more violence, mean, competitive etc

    Kinda discriminatory but true

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    1. I don’t trust you… because you come from Anglican High School… do you know what 2×2= ?

      Oh shit I forgot, you come from the worse School in Singapore, sorry for giving you a hard question.

      Also, you spelled Microsoft wrong… they don’t teach you spelling either? Wow, I feel bad for you now.

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      1. Then how the fuck you still can’t spell a simple 9 letter word correctly?

        I find it hard to believe that you ever went to school at all.

        Besides, chances of Nintendo failing gaming is just as comparable as your chances to ever graduate with that dumbass rate of intelligence of yours.

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      2. So you can’t even form an argument? Oh god…. SOMEONE GET THIS GIRL TO A BETTER SCHOOL NOW!! SHE’S GETTING DUMBER!!

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      1. Doesn’t mean MK8 can’t have the beter cover… Also doesn’t mean that MK8 can’t be better than DD…

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      2. If Nintendo would’ve brought back Double Dash’s dual players/karts as an optional game play, man that would be heaven for me. The more MK gameplay varieties, the better.

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      3. So far only the box art is better than Double Dash by a bit. We’ll have to see if Nintendo can finally beat the funnest Kart racing game ever(that was made by them lol).

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      1. Says the idiot who can’t spell a simple 3 syllable, 9 letter word MICRO-SOFT.

        Go back to a real school and not some imaginary shit a 3 year old can cook up with a pile of Legos.

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      2. Hmmm I sense I’m getting on your nerves so you are trying to act all calm and nice to throw me off. How silly are you?

        I feel so sorry for you because it seems your home education is nothing more than Spongebob and a second hand coloring book.

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  4. This may be just me… but I hardly think of a Mario Kart game as a System Seller… it may be, but I seriousy doubt it. I’m a Nintendo Fan btw… Can’t wait for X and Zelda… also Super Smash Brothers!

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    1. Actually Mario Kart sold more units than most Zelda and Super Smash Bros game put together… just saying it’s a a system seller.

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      1. For real.. I didn’t know that… but I personally don’t get quite hyped about Mario Kart games… they aren’t my kind of style… they are fun and everything; but I don’t see them so special… It’s just my opinion

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      2. And I thought that Linus was an uneducated cave man but really, you prove to me you are the worse. I’m guessing your parents could only afford for you to go to a budget school seeing how they drank when you were a kid and used your head as a bottle smasher.

        Also, note that Mario Kart 7 is still selling. I’m sorry to ruin your trolling but you really need to learn that the only one is dead is the Xbone and Sony seeing how Sony just lost over a billion dollars thanks to their computer business, not to mention Nintendo is still gaining money even after the mild drop in their stocks and are still building new buildings.

        Another thing is that the Xbone is actually losing Microsoft money seeing how the console can’t run in 1080p at 60fps yet the Wii U can… so all in all the PS4 is Sony’s life support machine (I love the PS4 by the way but I don’t kiss their ass like you do) and Microsoft is just failing badly.

        Face it buddy, the Wii U is going to live and the new Sonic Boom game is proof.

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    2. Okay Edpot, maybe you need to lay off the pot, because Mario Kart is the biggest selling franchise for Nintendo. It was in second place last generation behind just Wii Sports (and Wii Sports shouldn’t count because it cane packaged in)…

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      1. Dude, It’s just that I don’t find it as good as an RPG or a really good adventure game; Of course I like to play MK, but It gets boring after a couple of tracks… at least for me.

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    1. Since when Link has been a playable driver in Mario Kart and why would he be? WTF!? It’s Mario Kart, not Super Smash Bros. Kart, troll harder next time!

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      1. Wow… so stupid people from Miiverse are here now to say stupid crap and make stupid prediction as well?

        It’s called MARIO Kart.. not Mario and All-Stars Racing Spectacular!

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  5. Headline made me laugh.
    Don’t get me wrong, I actually like the post, but that title just sounds like one of those things that a news station will run when it’s not really running news.

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  6. I hope it supports voice chat with friends. I would still buy it but I know I wouldn’t play it everyday. Need for Speed Most Wanted has voice chat so I’m hoping Mario Kart 8 will. Seems like NOFRIENDO doesn’t like to support such voice chat with Disney Infinity Toy Box Mode.

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    1. They did it with wii when it came out So i’m sure they’ll do it again, plus iwata plans to make mario kart a long sales drive. So expect lots of promotion coming for the game. Plus a bundle will promise a longer sells drive so if they drop mario bros bundle, and make special edition wii u for mario kart and bundle it they will make some good money

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  7. Hollycow its only months away! My tastebuds are tingling! Palms sweaty! Breath wreaks! Hair a mess! Oh yea! My Jimmies are ready!

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  8. I love this box art. I’m glad its going to release when I’m on break from college. I’m going to get the box art this time instead of downloading

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  9. That box is just glorious. One point: physical copies.

    I hope this game revives my local LAN party place. It’s been dying since the general gaming public stopped caring about Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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