Nintendo Switch Gets A Mario Kart 8 Port With Better Battle Mode

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will release on the Nintendo Switch. The updated version will include all Wii U DLC tracks as well as new characters. It will also add a revamped Battle Mode.

The game will add Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, as well as King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr as new characters. A robust series of changes to Battle Mode will add new maps and allow players to carry two items at a time.

One of the new items added back into the game is the item stealing Boo, giving players a chance to be even bigger pricks in what is supposedly a happy go lucky racing game and totally not a "Friendship Destruction Simulator".

The game releases on April 28. You can check out the trailer below:


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    Who is actually going to be paying online subscriptions for this? I mean seriously....

    I'm a big Wii U fan, but I just can't get behind the Switch.

    I can't believe that Mario Kart 8 is returning for the Nintendo Switch along with new DLC tracks from the Wii U version but it's good news that Bowser Jr will become a playable character along with King Boo returning and even the Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon with Splatoon 2 coming out for the Nintendo Switch very soon and I'm looking forward to playing the new Splatoon course.

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