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'Mario Kart 8' Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The "deluxe" version of the 2014 Wii U game comes to Switch this month with new characters, items and a revamped battle mode. Nintendo is describing it as the "definitive" version of Mario Kart 8, and as such it has a lot in common with similar reissues of games on other platforms. Every single character and track from the original release is included, along with all of the content that was released as DLC for the Wii U. These are joined by Splatoon's Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy – each with their own custom Splatoon-themed karts – plus King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr., bringing the total to 42 playable racers in the remaster. The game supports up to eight players in local wireless multiplayer, and when you run it in TV mode is the first Mario Kart game to run at 1080p. If you want rekindle fond memories of playing Mario Kart with the Wii Wheel back in 2011, Nintendo is also going to be selling two-packs of steering wheel peripherals that you can slip your Joy-Con into for $14.99.

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