Brand New Trailer for Mario Kart 8

After nearly half a year since the initial announcement and only update, Mario Kart 8 received a new trailer in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. The trailer shows off brand new stages, as well as new karts and even the following characters:

  • Rosalina
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Baby Peach
  • Baby Daisy

Check out the trailer below!

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU7tXqYplA8

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T0blet
T0blet
December 18, 2013 7:25 AM

My expectations were so low for this direct, I got blown away, and landed on Jupiter. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

J-man
J-man
December 18, 2013 2:12 PM
Reply to  T0blet

At least you didn’t get blown away to Neptune like I did!

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
December 18, 2013 7:40 PM
Reply to  J-man

Uh… I need help. I got blasted past Pluto and into a black hole.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 20, 2013 12:43 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Pluto is a roman God, a dwarf planet and also a Disney Character who is Mickey Mouse’s dog pet, speaking of Disney, it’s Magical Quest series needs a reboot on Wii and Wii U, just like the Donkey Kong Country series, with Namco as their developer and their Wii game must be the last videogame ever created for the Wii.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
December 21, 2013 7:24 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

The joke isn’t funny anymore if you continue it twice.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
December 21, 2013 10:29 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

J-Man said he only got blasted to Neptune and left Pluto alone. What was I supposed to do?

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
December 21, 2013 11:00 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Launch SZ to Pluto.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 23, 2013 12:31 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

HELP! I Got blown away to the outer Solar System, I’m in Haumea.

lolderpy
lolderpy
December 18, 2013 7:30 AM

Anyone else noticed the Dry Bowser stone?
Maybe hes back playable.

GThing64
December 18, 2013 7:38 AM
Reply to  lolderpy

I was hoping that his fossilisation would be permanent, but with the babies revealed he’s probably back. :/

Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
December 18, 2013 2:46 PM
Reply to  lolderpy

I bet he is. With power of Wii U the entire roster from Wii should be back plus more

DryBonesLover and Fantic
December 18, 2013 2:47 PM
Reply to  Cole Holbrook

I REALLY HOPE DRY BONES IS IN THIS!!!

random
random
December 18, 2013 8:02 AM

I swear to God if Funky doesn’t come back, I’m not buying.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 23, 2013 12:28 AM
Reply to  random

Do you hate Metal Mario, random?

Anon
Anon
December 18, 2013 8:03 AM

>Rosalina
>all the babies

God fucking damn it, Nintendo. Everyone previously playable better be back, or else.

lolderpy
lolderpy
December 18, 2013 10:06 AM
Reply to  Anon

And all the beta characters!

tsvlink25
tsvlink25
December 18, 2013 12:02 PM

Beautiful, and brand new voice-clips too! This looks even better than what we saw at E3! I can’t wait for this game!

Braystar
Braystar
December 18, 2013 12:35 PM

It’s nice to see inspiration from other game in the Super and Kart series

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
December 18, 2013 1:25 PM

It looks like the airport type course will be titled, “Sunshine Airport”, as it can be seen throughout the entire course. And the cloud course with Rosalina looks very interesting to me, as well.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
December 18, 2013 2:02 PM

Finally more about Mario Kart 8. Wonderful new courses, the return of the babies and Rosalina.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
December 18, 2013 2:04 PM

Is it me or that Dry Bowser course seems Grumble Volcano from MKWii?

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
December 21, 2013 7:21 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

That looks nothing like Grumble Volcano.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
December 21, 2013 1:03 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

You’re right but that cave with Dry Bowser’s head in the top seems a little like the cave in Grumble Volcano. However that course take place in a canyon (desert) and not in a volcano.

Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
December 18, 2013 2:42 PM

Weird that Toadette wasn’t shown! Also this leads me to believe that Diddy Kong, Dry Bowser and Birdo are all in. And as far as newbies I honestly have no idea because they always add some extremely random racers. I do think Nabbit will be there though

hi
hi
December 18, 2013 3:21 PM
Reply to  Cole Holbrook

yeah good observation!toadette dissapears for 5 years and when she finally returns,they donยดt put her in this awesome trailer!

Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
December 18, 2013 2:45 PM

oh and I like that they changed how items are held. Now they actually hold them instead of them floating behind the karts

DryBonesLover and Fantic
December 18, 2013 2:50 PM

I LOVE THIS TRAILER!!!! Rosalina announced again!!!!! I love how Rosalina is finally getting to Nintendo and now realizing how good of a character she is!!! And I like how the babies are back but to me it seems like there taking up a little space because I REALLY REALLY want Dry Bones in it!!! If he’s in it i’m fine with the roster we have right now!! Except they could add a few more characters to make it better! But I think it would be best if they had like 40 characters since this is the Wii U!

T0blet
T0blet
December 18, 2013 4:12 PM

I love Dry Bones. I love playing him to troll most Funky users who believe stats are all that matter in winning a race. I have around 9500 VR on that account…! xP

DryBonesLover and Fantic
December 18, 2013 7:14 PM
Reply to  T0blet

I love doing that to! xD

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
December 18, 2013 7:38 PM
Reply to  T0blet

Funky: I’m almost at the finish line! I’m king of the road!
Dry Bones: *Already at the finish line* SURE you are!

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 23, 2013 12:27 AM
Reply to  T0blet

To me, i find Dry Bones as funny as Koopa Troopa, and he’s one of my 30 favorite Mario characters.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
December 21, 2013 7:30 AM

Yeah… Nintendo is thinking of her as a good character way too much then, because she is in like every new Mario game now.

DryBonesLover and Fantic
December 24, 2013 12:30 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Yeah except I like that she’s my 2nd favorite character, Dry Bones is my first!

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
December 24, 2013 1:33 PM

What does that have to do with what I just said?

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
December 22, 2013 6:24 AM

if there are 40 characters dry bones would definitely be playable ๐Ÿ˜€

DryBonesLover and Fantic
December 24, 2013 12:31 AM
Reply to  Kamek#1fangirl

Which would be PURE AWESOME ๐Ÿ˜€

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
December 26, 2013 12:35 PM

yeah dry bones is awesome he is one my most favorite characters ๐Ÿ™‚

DryBonesLover and Fantic
December 27, 2013 9:28 AM
Reply to  Kamek#1fangirl

๐Ÿ™‚ I like Kamek also!

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
December 28, 2013 6:15 PM

๐Ÿ™‚

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
January 3, 2014 2:32 PM

who the heck keeps on downvoting us?

DryBonesLover and Fantic
January 6, 2014 9:33 PM
Reply to  Kamek#1fangirl

Someone evil.

Yoshidude1
Yoshidude1
December 18, 2013 3:43 PM

AMAZING TRAILER! Love baby Mario and Luigi and the epic courses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yoshidude1
Yoshidude1
December 18, 2013 3:46 PM

The cloud course has Mario Galaxy remix I think

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 18, 2013 3:58 PM

I have a feeling Toadette might not make it to the Final Version, being killed out and not appeared at all since appearing in Mario Super Sluggers in 2008 and being replaced with a Koopa Troopa in Mario Party 9.

T0blet
T0blet
December 18, 2013 4:23 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

I’m sure she won’t be removed. If that happened she would essentially be kicked out to ‘make room’ for Baby Daisy, which makes no logical sense. :p

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 18, 2013 6:25 PM
Reply to  T0blet

I’m sure I did not see her in this trailer, and she seems killed off from the Mario series anyway,

T0blet
T0blet
December 19, 2013 11:57 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

You might be interested in this, watch closely:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA6CAgv6p6g

Aaron Illingworth
Aaron Illingworth
December 19, 2013 12:26 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Seriously? They aren’t cutting her from the game just because she didn’t appear in this trailer. Your line of thinking makes no sense.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 19, 2013 12:33 AM

Not because of not being in this Trailer, but Toadette has seemed cut from the series having not been seen since Mario Super Sluggers in 2008.

Name
Name
December 19, 2013 6:00 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

…and? If a character is seen in the trailer for a game, especially someone who has been begged to come back, that means they are in. I can’t think of a single time a playable character was seen in the trailer for a Mario game, and was cut before it came out.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
December 21, 2013 6:15 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Watch the E3 trailer… And there Toadette is! They wouldn’t kick her out if they already put her in.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 21, 2013 6:32 PM
Reply to  GameGuy5

And Toadette seems cut from the Mario series since her latest appearance in Mario Super Sluggers. I’m certain there’ll be 24 characters (12 default, 12 unlockable, 4 new, 8 small, 8 medium and 8 large) and that not all from Mario Kart Wii will appear. Saying Toadette might not be in the Final Version is like how Kamek wasn’t in the Final Version of Mario Kart 64.
*http://magikoopa.tripod.com/magikoopa.jpg

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 22, 2013 10:24 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Kamek and Geno were the ones who replaced DK Jr. and Koopa Troopa in a beta version of Mario Kart 64, but Donkey Kong replaced Kamek while Wario replaced Geno because Geno was a Squaresoft character in the final version.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
December 22, 2013 3:46 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

It doesn’t matter if she feels “cut” from the latest Mario spinoffs. That’s just YOU. And do you really think developers will all of a sudden be like, “Ya know what? Toadette feels cut from recent games. Let’s cut her out again!” If Toadette is to be cut (highly, HIGHLY unlikely), it wouldn’t be because of that. And you thinking 24 characters will be playable is just an assumption.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 22, 2013 8:35 PM
Reply to  GameGuy5

Since Mario Kart Wii, Unlockable numbers have been the same as Default numbers, and I assure there’ll be Mario Kart Wii Characters not appearing. What ever Nintendo has to offer with the Character’s, I’m sure I can be ok with it.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 23, 2013 12:47 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

It seems very unlikely that Toadette will be absent in the final version, also, i don’t see why Birdo wasn’t shown in this new trailer, which i think Birdo is very likely to return in this new Mario Kart. My real bad feeling is that Metal Mario and Funky Kong will return without Honey Queen and Dry Bowser.

Koopatk
Koopatk
December 18, 2013 4:34 PM

Does anyone else think that cloud course looks like sky road?

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 18, 2013 6:27 PM

We should expect 24 Characters Total, like Mario Kart Wii. This should leave 12 Default, 12 Unlockable, 8 of each Size Class (Large, Medium and Small, 4 Default, 4 Unlockable) and 4 Characters making their Mario Kart Debut. Which Character who first appeared in MK7 out of the Queen Bee and the Wiggler could appear?

DryBonesLover and Fantic
December 18, 2013 7:15 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

There’s probably more characters than Mario Kart Wii because the Wii U can hold more space I think there’s going to be about 30 to 40

Name
Name
December 19, 2013 3:42 PM

40 is too many, IMO. I can see anywhere from 28-34. that leaves room for 5 newcomers if everyone from MKW and MK7 returns. Likely more, since I can see a few (Honey Queen, Metal Mario, Funky, maybe Dry Bowser). Plus, of course, Mii.

Name
Name
December 19, 2013 3:43 PM
Reply to  Name

At the end of the brackets, I meant to add “not returning.” ๐Ÿ˜›

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
December 19, 2013 7:18 PM
Reply to  Name

I’m not sure about Dry Bowser anymore, his face DOES show up on that course.

Yoshidude1
Yoshidude1
December 20, 2013 12:50 PM
Reply to  Mario_Comix

Dry Bowser does seem highly unlikely

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 23, 2013 12:36 AM
Reply to  Yoshidude1

I have a bad feeling about Metal Mario and Honey Queen returning in this game before Funky Kong and Dry Bowser, speaking of which i have a prediction that Funky Kong should be replaced with Dixie Kong.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
December 22, 2013 5:34 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

*Sigh* … We shouldn’t “expect” anything! Not much from the game has been presented thus far, and why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you’re never disappointed.

Anon
Anon
December 18, 2013 10:01 PM

>Baby Daisy is back

Hell yes! Now I’m getting a WiiU! ๐Ÿ˜€

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
December 19, 2013 2:16 PM

For some reason, I’m not excited as I should be for this game………it looks great…but it feels to familiar……the gravity wheels are fantastic touch, but…..it still feels a little like Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Wii. I’m still gonna buy it….I just feel like I should be more excited.

Aaron Illingworth
Aaron Illingworth
December 19, 2013 6:57 PM
Reply to  MagiKooper

The fact that it’s the first Mario Kart in high-definition has me excited. The rest is just a bonus.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 20, 2013 12:30 PM

I Have a prediction that Metal Mario, Dry Bowser, Funky Kong, Shy Guy, Dry Bones, Honey Queen, Birdo, Wiggler, Diddy Kong, Lakitu and Bowser Jr., will be returning in this game as well, resulting in EVERY Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 Character returning in Mario Kart 8. Also, i think that the new racers are gonna be the following: Dixie Kong Professor E. Gadd Lubba Metal Luigi (Because of the year of Luigi) Baby Wario and Baby Waluigi Which i think that Mario Kart 8 will gonna have 34 racers (35 if the Mii counts as a racer,… Read more »

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 20, 2013 12:53 PM

Sorry, i forgot to add King Boo so that would be 35 (36 with Mii) racers, which excluding the Mii, the number of characters would tie with the number of fighters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
December 20, 2013 1:17 PM

YES ROSALINA!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
January 6, 2014 6:29 AM
Reply to  Kamek#1fangirl

How is this news surprising? Everyone knew Rosalina would come at some point.

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
January 6, 2014 3:11 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

actually I wasn’t surprised was just happy she was finally confirmed

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
December 20, 2013 1:19 PM

I hope Kamek is playable

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
December 21, 2013 1:12 PM
Reply to  Kamek#1fangirl

I hope Kamek too, but I will be more happy if Hammer Bro. is playable.

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
December 22, 2013 6:21 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

its sad that kamek was originally going to be in Mario kart 64 but then DK replaced him, and kamek was never playable in any Mario kart, he should be playable DX

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
December 21, 2013 2:33 AM

My character wish list (32)
Featherweight:
Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Toad, Toadette, Koopa, Dry Bones
Lightweight:
Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Lakitu, Nabbit
Middleweight:
Mario, Luigi, Kamek, Rosalina, Wiggler, Cranky Kong, Bowser Jr, Prof. E. Gadd
Heavyweight:
Wario, Waluigi, Donkey Kong, Bowser, King Boo, Petey Piranha, Dry Bowser, Snowmad King (from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
December 21, 2013 7:20 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

No way is E. Gadd heavier than Peach.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
December 21, 2013 10:26 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

lol ran out of space.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
December 21, 2013 8:15 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

And Waluigi in the heavyweight category…?

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
December 21, 2013 10:26 AM
Reply to  GameGuy5

He was a heavyweight in Mario Kart Wii.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
December 21, 2013 1:42 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Oh, wow. Well, than Nintendo has some explaining to do.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
December 21, 2013 1:35 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I think Snowmad King isn’t playabel, but is your list. Mine is this:
Lightweight:
Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Baby DK, Toad, Toadette, Koopa Troopa, Dry Bones, Shy Guy, Lakitu, Professor E. Gadd.
Middleweight:
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Rosalina, Diddy Kong, Bowser Jr., Birdo, Hammer Bro., Kamek, Boom Boom.
Heavyweght:
Wario, Waluigi, Donkey Kong, Bowser, King Boo, Dry Bowser, Petey Piranha, Wiggler, Queen Bee, Lubba, Metal Mario, Dry Bowser.

36 character in total, 12 in each category. 6 Newcomers: Baby DK, E.Gadd, Hammer Bro., Kamek, Boom Boom and Lubba.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
December 22, 2013 10:20 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

You put Dry Bowser twice. one of them should have been Funky Kong.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
December 23, 2013 2:08 AM

Thanks for notice that. I don’t know I put two Dry Bowsers, the character I really like to put is Funky.

Braystar
Braystar
December 22, 2013 5:05 PM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

Changes I would make if I had to use your list are Boom Boom in Heavyweight, Rosalina and Waluigi swap, Honey Queen changed to Dixie Kong and being a Middleweight, Lubba changed to Funky Kong and 2nd Dry bowser changed to Cranky Kong. Your list is good this is just like if I worked for Nintendo and used your list as a template that is what I would change PLEASE don’t think this is a “THAT IS WHAT IT SHOULD BE” list ’cause it isn’t.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
December 23, 2013 2:10 AM
Reply to  Braystar

Thanks for notice I put two Dry Bowsers. I replace one by Funky Kong.

Braystar
Braystar
December 25, 2013 1:32 PM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

Welcome, But 39 years told me so thank him

Marioman01
Marioman01
December 24, 2013 5:09 AM
Reply to  Braystar

My idea for a newcomers would be Nabbit, Dreambert, and a new character named Goomba Steve who would be a Goomba wearing a safari hat.

Braystar
Braystar
December 25, 2013 1:33 PM
Reply to  Marioman01

Good idea, he’s gained pouarlity since NSLU so he’s likely

T0blet
T0blet
December 21, 2013 6:12 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I don’t want to put a dampener on your wishlist, but there are many problems with your weight classes. -E.Gadd is arguably featherweight, let alone middle! :p -Lakitu is probably featherweight as-well. -Wiggler probably needs to be heavy weight (can you honestly see Kamek weighing as much as Wiggler or Rosalina?) ;p -Rosalina also probably needs to be heavy weight. Yes, she’s very tall, and there’s no way Waluigi weighs more than her; In the most recent installment of Mario Kart (Mario Kart GP DX) it shows Rosalina as a Heavy weight while Waluigi was reduced to a lightweight (though,… Read more »

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
December 22, 2013 12:27 AM
Reply to  T0blet

Yeah, I was trying to keep a max of 8 characters per weight class, so I ran out of room. I think this game will have 3 weight classes, anyways.

Braystar
Braystar
December 22, 2013 4:56 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Well that is almost what Nintendo may pick with slight modifications (Expesialy Snowmad King NOT being in the game)

That guy over there
That guy over there
December 21, 2013 1:08 PM

I would like if Hammer Bro., Kamek, and Lakitu are playable in this game, or any other Bowser minion. (I don’t know why I like them so much in Mario Kart. :P)

Braystar
Braystar
December 22, 2013 4:54 PM

They are great choses!

Braystar
Braystar
December 22, 2013 5:13 PM

The Karts look awsome. Favs: AV/Buggy like one with bike handles amd Para Biddybud one

Braystar
Braystar
December 22, 2013 5:14 PM

Everytime I see this I think “It’s like CNK all over again”

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 25, 2013 12:42 AM

I get that not everything seen a Demo is in the Final Version of a game. There may be some hint of someone not from Mario Kart Wii appearing, Shy Guy, seeing some hint’s during the shown gameplay.

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
December 26, 2013 12:36 PM

The only character I don’t want returning is wiggler

Kamek#1fangirl
Kamek#1fangirl
January 6, 2014 3:18 PM

the 5 I want playable are
5: shy guy
4: birdo
3: dry bones
2: bowser jr
1: kamek