Easily one of the most anticipated Wii U games in its life time; Mario Kart 8 is set to bring the Mario Kart series into High Definition and is looking to be the biggest entry in the series so far. Recently, Mario Kart 8 received a release date but that might not be the only news announcement before the game actually releases if a recent retail description is anything to go by.
Recently found on NeoGaf; A product description of Mario Kart 8 from a retail site states that “It features new elements such as customizing bikes & designing your own tracks.” As of this moment, Nintendo still hasn’t officially revealed any details on track creation and still haven’t commented on the description. When Mario Kart 8 was first announced; Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo said that the game would be one of the first on Wii U to fully utilize the Wii U GamePad.
As many Mario Kart fans will know, The series is no stranger to Vehicle customization with Mario Kart DS allowing you to create your own Kart symbol and Mario Kart 7 adding full customization to the Kart vehicles however bikes have not yet been done, so if this is true it could be interesting to see however Track editing will be a first for the series and will probably be very similar to racing games from the PlayStation 3 such as Modnation Racers & Little Big Planet Karting. If done correctly, Nintendo could have a winning formula with Track Creation by expanding on what United Fronts did for Modnation and possibly make the best game to grace the Wii U since its launch back in 2012.
Mario Kart 8 is set to launch worldwide on May 30th 2014 and is expected to be the game to buy a Wii U for. Check out the trailer below.
So what do you think? Would you buy a Wii U for Mario Kart? Would you create your own tracks if a track creator was included? Who is going to be your first racer? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn & Reddit.
Article by Matthew McNamee