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Mario Kart 8 Character Select Screen Revealed

The character select screen for Mario Kart 8 has been spotted for the fist time since E3 2013. The EPN preview of the game featured a short clip of the screen, showing the 27 already announced playable characters along with three more slots for hidden characters. While this does not mean this is the entire roster, it does confirm that at least 30 playable characters will be featured in Mario Kart 8. The preview also showed a short clip of the track select screen:

What do you think? Will there be more than 30 playable characters? Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 both added columns and rows when new characters were unlocked, so it’s always a possibility! If not, who are the last three hidden characters?

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  • Roninor Derpypants

    Mario Kart DS- 2005
    Mario Kart Wii- 2008
    Mario Kart 7- 2011
    Mario Kart 8- 2014
    I think Mario Kart 9 is coming out in 2017.

    • Bunnie365

      What about Double Dash… everyone forgets about Double Dash…

      • Roninor Derpypants

        That was 2003, so the “every three years” pattern doesn’t count for that one.

        • Bunnie365

          I know but, still to met it was a great game, maybe the best in the series IMO.

    • Dude1230321

      Mario Kart 9 would be called “Mario Kart: Triple Treat!!!” because it would have three characters in one kart.
      Also the square of 2 is 4 and the square of 3 is 9.

      • Roninor Derpypants

        No. 3 characters would be dumb. Just bring back 2 in one kart, and call it “Mario Kart: Double Drift!!”

        • Dude1230321

          I don’t think so, Luigiguy567 said that 3 characters in a kart would be a great idea.

          • Roninor Derpypants

            What does that prove? And what would the third person do anyway? Just sit there? Plus, (almost) all the Mario characters are grouped into PARTNERS. Not groups of three.

          • Luigiguy567

            I like the idea, even though I have no idea what the third guy would do.

          • Mr. Sushi

            Probably just sit there.

          • Luigiguy567

            Second item guy, maybe.

        • Luigiguy567

          Or Mario Kart: Super Double Dash!!

          • Mr. Sushi

            Or Mario Kart 9, since Nintendo is getting VERY creative with the Mario Kart names these days. (sarcasm)

      • SuperSandwich713

        That would make sense for Nintendo somewhat, considering, although I think if it’s going to be like that it might make more sense to be called “Triple Torque” or something along those lines. I’m really just hoping that the next Mario Kart isn’t the same as 7 & 8. I would be OK if some of the mechanics from these past couple of games returned, but I really want to see some new concepts in the next Mario Kart game. Mario Kart 8 feels more like an expansion of MK7 than anything else, although Nintendo did present a few new concepts, mainly anti-gravity.

  • Roninor Derpypants

    While everyone is worrying that their favorite character might not return, I’m sitting over here worried that Battle Mode might not come back.

    • Bunnie365

      I know me too! Maybe they are just not announcing it.

  • Bowser498

    A few days ago, Sherbet Land and Yoshi Valley got confirmed. Also, Yoshi Valley looks AMAZING, and three new characters got confirmed: Baby Rosalina, Pink Gold Peach, and Mii. Can’t wait until the game comes out. πŸ™‚

  • ShadowSpyro

    These are the Real Retro Cups! πŸ™‚

    • ShadowSpyro

      Whats your Favorite Tracks? πŸ˜‰

      • Boo3DGoldBoo

        Mine are Cheep Cheep Beach, Piranha Plant Slide and Yoshi Valley. But like the others a lot too like Sherbet Land and Moo Moo Meadows.

  • MK KINGZ

    Probably the last time I will post on this page

    • MK KINGZ

      no wait probably this time

      • MK KINGZ

        not yet

        • MK KINGZ

          ok now

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          • Mr. Sushi

            NO ONE CARES!!!

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Huh!?!?!
            Some people are still commenting in this super old post?!?!?