New Bits of Information on Mario Kart 8

A recent interview with director of Mario Kart Kosuke Yabuk and Hideki Konno of Nintendo EAD has revealed new details on the upcoming Mario Kart 8. The original interview is in French, but a translated version reveals the following tidbits:

  • Mario Kart 8 started development a little over a year ago.
  • The entire game is being handled by EAD in Kyoto.
  • Other ideas for the GamePad are in the works, but the main priority is “remote display” on the GamePad.
  • The final game will feature three laps per course, unlike the E3 demo which featured only two.
  • Partner system from Double Dash is a common request, hopefully this desire can be met.
  • Mario Kart 8 tracks have narrowed when compared to Mario Kart Wii.
  • No hands means no playable spot for Goomba!
  • Customization for tires, body, and glider returning, now with a little more “choice.”
  • Don’t expect a track editor this time around.
  • Camera will always stay focused on the player, regardless of gravity.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
July 3, 2013 7:19 PM

The commenting on this website is disapointing.

Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
July 3, 2013 7:21 PM
Reply to  Cole Holbrook

Although, that picture of Mario Kart 8 looks excellent.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
July 4, 2013 2:30 AM

So he’s saying there’s still a chance for Double Dash like partnering? Nice!

LogingCoolMario
LogingCoolMario
July 4, 2013 6:48 AM

But if a Goomba can play Baseball, why cant he ride a kart?

hey-ho
hey-ho
July 4, 2013 7:50 AM

probably they have telekineseis

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
July 4, 2013 3:07 PM
Reply to  hey-ho

I think it’s spelled “Telekinesis”

asdf
asdf
July 5, 2013 1:53 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

the grammar nazis strike again!

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
July 5, 2013 4:11 PM
Reply to  asdf

😛

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
July 7, 2013 4:25 PM
Reply to  asdf

AHH!!! I’M TURNING INTO A GRAMMAR NAZI!!! WHYYYYYY!

Jacob Nesci
Jacob Nesci
July 4, 2013 12:00 PM

Them taking something from double dash shows good signs for the tracks I think

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
July 4, 2013 3:58 PM

I hope King Boo still makes it, even with his lack of feet…

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
July 5, 2013 1:27 PM
Reply to  Mario_Comix

They never said no legs was a problem 🙂

UnknownUser
UnknownUser
August 3, 2013 4:52 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

The Same goes for Petey Piranha except that this is for the eyes.

Rodney Jenkins
Rodney Jenkins
July 5, 2013 3:22 AM

Are there any chance that Miis will be a playable character for Mario Kart 8?

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
July 5, 2013 1:26 PM
Reply to  Rodney Jenkins

Hopefully and probably

Gameguy1996
Gameguy1996
July 5, 2013 5:45 PM
Reply to  Rodney Jenkins

Most likely since they were playable in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
July 12, 2013 2:11 AM

New Playable Characters should lead to 36 total that have been in the Mario Kart series.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
July 12, 2013 2:11 AM

Please remember for Retro Tracks: 1 SNES, 2 N64, 2 GBA, 3 GCN, 2 DS, 2 Wii and 4 3DS. Better Fair than Sorry.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
July 14, 2013 5:56 PM

Anyone know when the Next Nintendo Direct will be?