Mario Kart 8’s Ghost House Track Gets Official Name, New Images

Looks like Nintendo of Europe is continuing to reveal tracks for Mario Kart 8, and this time we get a new look and official name for the Ghost House track first seen at E3 2013. Now known as Twisted Mansion, the track looks fairly the same as it did when it was first revealed. Can you spot any differences?

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peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 11:21 AM

it looks awesome!and the moon looks fantastic!

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 11:37 AM

i though it was boo manor

RLWilliams3D
RLWilliams3D
March 3, 2014 11:47 AM

They changed the name from “Boo Manor” to “Twisted Mansion”.

gmanextreme9
gmanextreme9
March 3, 2014 1:34 PM
Reply to  RLWilliams3D

It may still be called Boo Manor in the US as the track names are slightly different in different regions.

GThing64
GThing64
March 4, 2014 2:51 AM
Reply to  gmanextreme9

Nope, the American Mario Kart facebook page features the same picture and also labels it as Twisted Mansion. Boo manor was the beta name.

T0blet
T0blet
March 3, 2014 11:51 AM

Loving the influx of Mario Kart 8 information. 🙂

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 11:55 AM
Reply to  T0blet

me too

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 12:08 PM
Reply to  T0blet

i want to see more character artwork it’s still missing:daisy,toadette,all the 4 babies,koopa troopa,toad,dk,wario and waluigi.
and for the tracks they still need to show rainbow road,bowser’s castle,a retro bowser’s castle,a retro snow track and a snow track.

T0blet
T0blet
March 3, 2014 12:14 PM

I’m not expecting more character artwork for at least two weeks and information is usually slow for most games, until about one month until release and then it hits hard.
For tracks, any with a cannon and I’m sold strangely enough. :p
For characters, all I could possible hope for at this point is for Dry Bones and Shy Guy to return.

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 12:17 PM
Reply to  T0blet

so in april we will have a lot of information?(i’m not being ironic)

T0blet
T0blet
March 3, 2014 1:30 PM

By the end of April, yes we should know a lot more about the game.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
March 4, 2014 12:13 AM
Reply to  T0blet

I remember when Mario Kart 7 would a website, each cup’s and their respective courses and name’s were confirmed two by two, about every 2 weeks, the closer we get to the game’s release.

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 12:18 PM
Reply to  T0blet

also birdo and bowser jr.

RLWilliams3D
RLWilliams3D
March 3, 2014 11:54 AM

I just noticed something. If you look at the dome hills in the background, you can see a skeleton-esque face on them. Mostly the middle one.

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
March 3, 2014 12:02 PM
Reply to  RLWilliams3D

Oh cool…Actually I think that’s also referencing Super Mario World….where the hills had eyes.

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 12:04 PM
Reply to  RLWilliams3D

cool!

Braystar
Braystar
March 3, 2014 1:01 PM
Reply to  RLWilliams3D

HOLY CRAP UR RIGHT!

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
March 3, 2014 12:03 PM

Does anyone else think the Ghost Clock sign is referencing Luigi Mansion Dark Moon.

D-money321
D-money321
March 3, 2014 12:23 PM

Is it just me or have I not seen a track with sections like wuhu loop and maku wuhu

Braystar
Braystar
March 3, 2014 1:01 PM

Can any one see the Dry bowser reference?

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
March 3, 2014 2:32 PM
Reply to  Braystar

Yes, I find it but I don’t care if you tell me where it is first. :p

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
March 3, 2014 3:26 PM
Reply to  Braystar

where?

Braystar
Braystar
March 3, 2014 5:25 PM

It’s next to the ghost clock sign

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
March 3, 2014 7:36 PM
Reply to  Braystar

and where is that

Braystar
Braystar
March 4, 2014 1:02 PM

Near the starting line

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
March 4, 2014 3:16 PM
Reply to  Braystar

ohhhhhhhhhhh

Braystar
Braystar
March 3, 2014 1:08 PM

Karts, Bikes and Buggys. Gliding, deep sea driving and anti-gravity. THIS IS THE BEST MK GAME EVA!!!!!!!!!

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 2:31 PM
Reply to  Braystar

and HD graphics

Sup
Sup
March 3, 2014 1:14 PM

Another Retro Track Hope: N64 Rainbow Road. Did you guys remember SNES Rainbow Road from MK7? Well, I think Nintendo is doing a Rainbow Road pattern now like they doing to Bowser’s Castle(expect they didn’t do SNES Bowser’s Castle 1, 2 and 3, most likely they are doing it next time.) And I think there’s a possibility glider part and Ani Gravity part. Who’s with me?

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 3, 2014 7:31 PM
Reply to  Sup

i agree. it would be cool if they put the face of all the characters in the sky,because if they redo the course by puting only the n64 rainbow road faces it would be boring.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
March 4, 2014 12:17 AM
Reply to  Sup

How they could alter the course:
*Chain Chomp’s now Roll similar to SMG.
*Tricks can be performed at drop’s.
*The Neon Light’s of all Default Character’s appear as well as those from MK64 (as well as like replacing the Boo and Mushroom with Koopa Troopa and Waluigi respectively).
*Where they’d add gliding pad’s is unknown, like gap’s in the rail’s, gliding player’s to nowhere.

That Guy Over There
That Guy Over There
March 3, 2014 1:34 PM

I hope Nintendo adds more Haunted Mansion tracks in future Mario Karts!

Braystar
Braystar
March 4, 2014 1:02 PM

Agreed

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
March 3, 2014 3:28 PM

Inside Luigi’s Mansion DS, there were no ghosts. Since I see ghosts inside the house, there might be ghosts inside Twisted Mansion! Scaaaary!

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
March 3, 2014 6:22 PM

But….it’s the same thing….the house and the Twisted Mansion are one and the same so what do you mean?

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
March 3, 2014 8:26 PM

There’s now a banner above the entrance that says “Twisted Mansion”…. Also note the advertisements by the finish line. Ghost Clock? And….the other one appears to have Dry Bowser’s emblem on it.

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
March 3, 2014 11:47 PM

So Twisted Mansion is the name. I beat SuperZambezi in this course. I remember he had a lot of trouble catching up in the second lap.

Braystar
Braystar
March 4, 2014 1:03 PM

U GOT TO PLAY DIS?????!!!!! JELOUS AND HOW DO I JOIN U SO I CAN GO TO E3 THIS YEAR???!!!

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
March 5, 2014 8:51 PM
Reply to  Braystar

E3 is not open to the public. And it’s in Los Angeles, California.

Braystar
Braystar
March 6, 2014 1:00 PM

Ah crap…

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
March 5, 2014 4:15 AM

Have you ever met him in person?

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
March 5, 2014 8:52 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

I sure have. If you saw the video of me and SZ racing in a post that was here back in June, then you would have known that SZ and I have met. It was a great experience back then.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
March 4, 2014 1:56 AM

Could Shibata and the gang be showing off ALL the Nitro Track’s on their Twitter page. We could find out the name for the Koopa City-like course and the Amusement Park course.

Nintendecko
Nintendecko
March 4, 2014 9:15 AM

why no Luigi’s mansion 2 defences like greenies or pictures of E.Gadd

Nintendecko
Nintendecko
March 4, 2014 9:16 AM

I meant references not ‘defences’

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 6:45 PM
Reply to  Nintendecko

You can edit with an account if you didn’t know.

D-money321
D-money321
March 4, 2014 11:42 AM

I hope they add 5 tracks for each cup just like super mario kart

Braystar
Braystar
March 4, 2014 1:04 PM
Reply to  D-money321

Yes, and 5 cups per prix (nitro and retro)

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 4:51 PM

the miis might be in the game even if they aren’t in the trailers!according to mario wiki,they were secret chaacters in mario kart wii,witch means that even without appearing in a trailer,they can be playable.

D-money321
D-money321
March 4, 2014 5:03 PM

The mii’s are definitely coming back they are in every mk game so far

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 5:05 PM
Reply to  D-money321

a cool thing wolud be they putting a costume shop for the miis and you can buy clothes after winning some points

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 8:08 PM

It would be cool if you could alter other character’s appearances like Peach’s Hairstyle. Even though it’s just a design change, it would be a cool addition/detail.

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 8:09 PM
Reply to  BlooperLover

and make the mii outfit return.

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 8:12 PM
Reply to  BlooperLover

i’m imagining peach wearing a bun.it would be so funny

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 8:32 PM

Lol.

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 5, 2014 8:13 AM
Reply to  BlooperLover

and braids

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 8:25 PM
Reply to  BlooperLover

do you know what would be cool?the miis wearing the mii outfit a when riding bikes and the mii outfit b when driving karts.

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 6:46 PM

I finally found that Dry Bowser Reference XD

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 7:24 PM
Reply to  BlooperLover

where’s it?

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 7:57 PM

By the Giant Boo Cloak-Thing.

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 8:12 PM

I never understood this that “well”. Maybe cuz I don’t play SMG but- Why is Rosalina Heavyweight? She doesn’t look heavy too me

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 8:13 PM
Reply to  BlooperLover

because she’s really tall and to add a female to the heavy class.

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 8:17 PM

I think Birdo would be better 😛

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 8:18 PM
Reply to  BlooperLover

but birdo is small

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 4, 2014 8:23 PM

Yeah true..

peach,rosalina and zelda
peach,rosalina and zelda
March 4, 2014 8:26 PM
Reply to  BlooperLover

rosalina is there for the same reason as waluigi.

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
March 5, 2014 7:49 PM

I wish I could go to E3 XD