Posted January 13, 2017 by David Latham in Feature

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Release Date Revealed

We just finished watching the Nintendo Switch presentation, and we can now reveal the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe release date. The game will launch on Nintendo Switch on April 28, 2017. This definitive version will feature every track and character from the Wii U version, including all DLC packs.

Three new vehicles have been added, two of which are inspired by the hit franchise Splatoon, as we saw Splatoon 2 revealed in the Switch presentation. You can watch the reveal trailer for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe below:


Other features include:

      Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch Features:

      • Pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast.
      • Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi’s Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1.
      • Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster!
      • Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc
      • Three new vehicles have been added, two are even inspired by Splatoon
      • Carry two items at the same time
      • Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Release Date

For more information on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, visit the official Nintendo website, following this link.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?


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