Mario Kart 8 racing to Wii U in Spring 2014, new trailer released

WiiU_MarioKart8_logo01_E3In case you missed Nintendo's Nintendo Direct event from this morning, one of the bigger pieces of news was the spring 2014 release date for Mario Kart 8. And for those still waiting/hoping it looks awesome — it does.  Awesome enough to "save" the Wii U? Well, we'll see.

Make sure to check out the new trailer along with the full Nintendo Direct event below.

Mario Kart 8 trailer:

Nintendo Direct 12.18.13:

Mario Kart 8 - Nintendo Wii U (Video Game)

Manufacturer: Nintendo
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Genre: racing-game-genre

Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet. Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV.

Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that's not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you'll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Upload and share your best moments and watch your friends' using Mario Kart TV. Returning features include 12-player online play, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser's seven minions, the Koopalings.

Race along walls and upside-down on twisting anti-gravity racetracks

Share highlight videos of your greatest moments with friends via the Mario Kart TV feature and Miiverse

Race and battle with friends locally or connect online to play with random players from around the world

Fan favorite features from past Mario Kart games include gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, mid-air tricks, and more

For the first time ever, play as all seven of Bowser's minions, the Koopalings

Crisp HD graphics and fluid animation offers players a visually stunning Mario Kart

List Price:$59.99 USD
New From:$41.24 USD In Stock
Used from:$41.00 USD In Stock
Release date May 30, 2014.