Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches for the Nintendo Switch next week, fixing one of the biggest missteps made by the original Wii U release. The new Battle Mode is so good.
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In video game years, Mario Kart 8 is already middle-aged yet remains virile. It maintains a healthy population of online racers over fourteen months past its May 2014 launch. By most accounts, the Wii U version of the seminal kart racer is the series' high watermark, resplendent in its HD gloss and detail-rich course design, and already rejuvenated twice with a generous double-helping of extra tracks, characters, and cars. Listen to the masses, though, and there is a lone flaw just waiting to be nipped-and-tucked: Battle Mode.
The overall crappiness of Mario Kart 8's battle mode is well established. And since Nintendo hasn't unveiled any concrete plans to make it better with some extra stellar DLC goodness, it looks like what we're stuck with what we've got. Or wait -- what's that over there on the internets? RC cars to the rescue!