Japanese Mario Kart 8 Video Shows Off Menus

Mario Kart 8 is just a month away, and it looks like we are going to start seeing a lot more of the highly anticipated title in the coming weeks. A Mario Kart 8 event was held in Japan, and a livestream of the event was streamed on the popular Japanese video service Nicovideo. The video showed off direct in-game footage of menus we have not seen before, as well as races in some of the already announced tracks. You can see the video and some images below!

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VoXyp267RA

 

It wasn’t long before avid Mario Kart fans spotted every kart part available in the demo. Thank you Truth!

Karts
スタンダードカート – Standard Kart*
スケルトン (Skeleton) – Pipe Frame*
Gフォース – G-Force
スティールダイバー – Steel Diver
ネコクラシカル – Classical Cat
ターボ・ワン – Turbo One
トライマッシュ – Tri-mash
ビートデイモン (Demon Beat) – Badwagon
プリンセスコーチ – Princess Coach
パタテンテン – Para-Biddybud
クッパシップ (Bowser Ship) – Airship
スニーカート – Sneakart
スーパースター – Superstar

Bikes
スタンダードバイク – Standard Bike
スーパーコメット – Super Comet
マッハGP – Mach GP (this actually looks exactly like the Mach Bike, you even hold it similarly)
マキシマム – Maximum
バーニングボウル – Burning Bowl
モト・ドーザー – Moter Dozer
そらまめ – Broad Bean
ジェットライダー – Jet Rider (inside drift?)
ヨッシーバイク – Yoshi Bike

Buggies
スタンダードATV – Standard ATV
ハナチャンバギー (Wiggler Buggy) – Wild Wiggler
くまライド – Bear Rider

Tires
スタンダードタイヤ – Standard Tires*
ワイルドタイヤ (Wild Tires) – Monsters*
ローラータイヤ (Roller Tires) – Roller*
リングタイヤ (Ring Tires)
スリックタイヤ (Slick Tires) – Slick*
メタルタイヤ (Metal Tires)
ボタンタイヤ (Button Tires)
ブロックタイヤ (Block Tires)
スポンジタイヤ (Sponge Tires) – Sponge*
ウッドリング (Wood Rings)
クッションタイヤ (Cushion Tires)
ノーマルブルー (Normal Blue) – Blue Standards
ワイルドホット (Wild Hot) – Hot Monsters
スカイローラー (Sky Rollers)
スパイシーリング (Spicy Rings)
サイバースリッグ (Cyber Slicks)
クリームブロック (Cream Blocks)

Gliders
スーパーカイト (Super Kite) – Super Glider*
もくもくバルーン (Cloud Balloons)
ワリオカイト (Wario Kite) – Wario Glider
パラフォイル (Parafoil) – Paraglider*
パラフォイルMKTV (MKTV Parafoil) – MKTV Paraglider
セイルプレーン (Sail Plane)
クッパだこ (Koopa dako, can’t really translate this)
フラワーカイト (Flower Glider)*
パラシュート (Parachute)
ズングリカイト (Waddlewing Glider)
ピーチパラソル (Peach Parasol)*

* indicates this part returns from Mario Kart 7

 

How excited are you for Mario Kart 8 now? Share your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to enter our Mario Kart 8 Giveaway!

Sources: Original Video Stream | Famitsu Article | List of Kart Parts

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Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
April 28, 2014 5:42 PM

I believe that’s Toadette in the loading screen, so I’m assuming she’ll be a default character.

Nostalgic_Chaos
Nostalgic_Chaos
April 28, 2014 6:38 PM
Reply to  Mario_Comix

Yeah, which should mean then that there should be quite a few secret characters.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 28, 2014 8:26 PM
Reply to  Mario_Comix

I hope Daisy is as well.

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:20 PM

oh sweet jesus, i found another daisy lover. those people are so rare sometimes

tsvlink25
tsvlink25
April 29, 2014 4:21 PM

I’m thinking that the default characters are gonna be the characters shown back at last year’s E3, while the rest are unlockable.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 29, 2014 5:45 PM
Reply to  tsvlink25

That’s what I think too.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
April 28, 2014 6:28 PM

I think that the character selection screen, as well as the screen where you customize your ride, is very simple and good. It’s still better than MKWii’s selection screen. And holy crap, all of those vehicles and customization parts look so fantastic! 😮

Nostalgic_Chaos
Nostalgic_Chaos
April 28, 2014 6:37 PM
Reply to  GameGuy5

I love it. I love the contrast in animations, like how the gameplay looks so bright and shiny, yet the menu and character selection animations look so retro and classic. This is the Nintendo we know and love! It is so nostalgic.

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:18 PM

i havve to agree with you. it reminds me a bit of the double dash character selection. i was three back then and now I’m in 7th grade. the gamecube brought good times for me with sunshine and mario kart double dash. not to mention the gameboy advance those were the days

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
April 28, 2014 9:56 PM
Reply to  GameGuy5

like ur new profile pic

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
April 28, 2014 6:45 PM

I feel like the only one who really wants to try the Wild Wiggler buggy. :p

DryBowser9999
DryBowser9999
April 28, 2014 6:46 PM
Reply to  GameGuy5

I myself am really looking forward to the Para-Biddybud kart.

D-money321
D-money321
April 28, 2014 6:59 PM
Reply to  GameGuy5

I want to try the Demon beat , super comet or standard atv , normal blue tires and the MKTV para glider

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 28, 2014 8:26 PM
Reply to  D-money321

I just want to try everything 😀

D-money321
D-money321
April 28, 2014 8:54 PM

Yeah me to but those might be my main ones

Bunnie365
Bunnie365
April 29, 2014 11:46 AM

Exactly! Lol

D-money321
D-money321
April 28, 2014 6:53 PM

Is it me or did I get a sonic 06 vibe from Toad Harbors music btw it’s really catchy

Nookling
Nookling
April 28, 2014 7:16 PM

I guess I could see another column of five maybe but I don’t think there will be that many more. There is a already a later selection screen.

nintendofan10039
nintendofan10039
April 28, 2014 8:01 PM

I really like the look of this game so far. I hope that Nintendo does release a demo of the game as I have been thinking of it for a while now, and cannot hold my excitement much longer. I’m hoping for Dry Bones to be one of the secret characters.

WaluigiTime32
WaluigiTime32
April 28, 2014 10:05 PM

I definitely going to buy this my young sister doesn’t like Mario Kart and Smash Bros and that are the upcoming games XD

WaluigiTime32
WaluigiTime32
April 28, 2014 10:12 PM

‘Expanded Item Custumozitation’ bye bye bananas and blue shells.Btw Fake Item Boxes aren’t in MK8 and i didn’t know that

fiddlestickers
fiddlestickers
April 29, 2014 12:38 AM

So I’m making a guess that we may get a baby Rosalina. Just putting that out there

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:21 PM
Reply to  fiddlestickers

… am i the only one worried about a baby rosalina and a baby metal mario?…

fiddlestickers
fiddlestickers
April 29, 2014 4:26 PM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

Why be worried though?

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:33 PM
Reply to  fiddlestickers

cause then there’d be one spot left. of course thats if theres only 30 character cause i needed birdo

fiddlestickers
fiddlestickers
April 29, 2014 4:43 PM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

I at least want baby Rosalina. Baby metal mario can just not exist lol

Bunnie365
Bunnie365
April 29, 2014 5:47 PM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

If there is baby Metal Mario that is horrible! I will literally lose respect for Nintendo…

disco romance
April 30, 2014 3:09 AM
Reply to  fiddlestickers

Baby Rosalina doesn’t really make any sense. If they were to model a character based on her child character from the storybook in Super Mario Galaxy, then I could see that.

fiddlestickers
fiddlestickers
April 30, 2014 9:38 AM
Reply to  fiddlestickers

I don’t want to say I told you so, but I did!!!

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
April 29, 2014 12:54 AM

I sure hope there’ll be a Map in the game’s Final Version. And maybe closer to release there could be a Mario Kart 8 Direct, where we’ll know who the 3 Mystery Characters are.

Marioman01
Marioman01
April 29, 2014 3:03 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

A Nintendo Direct for Mario Kart 8 a month before release with only 3 characters, 3 nitro tracks, 3 retro tracks, those two new items, and battle mode left to be seen to the press. Chances for a Mario Kart 8 Direct are low.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
April 29, 2014 3:47 AM
Reply to  Marioman01

The Mario Kart 8 Direct could confirm them, plus talk more about more game. Game’s have had Nintendo Direct’s dedicated to them close to release before.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 29, 2014 7:03 AM
Reply to  Marioman01

Well, if they do it, they’ll probably talk about Mario Kart TV, because we know almost nothing about that.

tsvlink25
tsvlink25
April 29, 2014 4:20 PM

And the online modes, too 😛

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:20 PM
Reply to  tsvlink25

or battle mode

8B1T
8B1T
April 29, 2014 4:37 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

“we’ll know who the 3 Mystery Characters are”
Gee you’re a spoilsport wanting to know all the secrets before release. >.>

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
April 29, 2014 5:06 AM
Reply to  8B1T

Since when have we not known all characters before a game’s final release?

tsvlink25
tsvlink25
April 29, 2014 4:17 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

…Smash Bros Brawl? We got the unlockable characters revealed after the first release date.

Personally, I hope the last characters aren’t unveiled until the week of release, or after release.

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:40 PM
Reply to  8B1T

well… who do you think the last 3 characters are? i say birdo diddy and bowser jr

Player 1
Player 1
April 29, 2014 4:48 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

I’m just going to guess that two of the mystery characters are Bowser Jr. and Diddy Kong. As for the other one I don’t know.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 29, 2014 7:04 AM
Reply to  Player 1

The most glamorous dino in town!

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 6:01 PM

yes the pink thing with a bow… RIBBON FROM KIRBY LOL

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 6:01 PM

no but def birdo

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Reply to  Player 1

birdo

Player 1
Player 1
April 30, 2014 4:58 AM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

You are probably right about Birdo.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 29, 2014 7:04 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

There’s a map on the gamepad.

Bunnie365
Bunnie365
April 29, 2014 11:44 AM

I know but its not worth it because if you really want to study it, you would have to glance to the gamepad AWAY from the TV. So you wouldn’t see where you are going.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 29, 2014 3:03 PM
Reply to  Bunnie365

Are you GameXplain in disguise? Because that is the EXACT same thing he said!

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
April 30, 2014 12:37 AM

What if you were using the Wii Wheel or Off TV Play, you’d need a map for that.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 30, 2014 3:13 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Meh, I’m ok with it.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
May 1, 2014 12:57 AM

The Map is quite useful for Yoshi Valley, which is returning. In that, you can tell if you’re in first place when your icon on the map is flashing. If you don’t have a map, you’re going to be lost (and not know if you’re in 1st or not in N64 Yoshi Valley).

garroldgansun
garroldgansun
April 29, 2014 4:52 AM

Please B-Dasher be back.

DryBowser9999
DryBowser9999
April 29, 2014 4:36 PM
Reply to  garroldgansun

How about the Sprinter (B Dasher Mk. 2 in EU)?

SonicShadow
SonicShadow
April 29, 2014 8:57 AM

Buggies?

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 29, 2014 3:03 PM
Reply to  SonicShadow

Really? Those were shown in december!

garroldgansun
garroldgansun
April 30, 2014 5:50 AM

I know! It seems people either forgot or didn’t wait until the end of the Direct!

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:16 PM

I can’t wait for this game. i want a roster of 32. then each character would have their own staff ghost. the last 5 characters could be birdo PLEASE!… Bowser jr., diddy kong, king boo and dry bones

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:36 PM

guys i have a question for everyone here. what was the longest video game wait for you? for me it was definitely mario kart 7. i literally had dreams about playing it up until christmas LOL…do i have problems? though, I’m really excited for mk8 and mgwt

DryBowser9999
DryBowser9999
April 29, 2014 4:37 PM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

Mine was also MK7. I know what you mean, and I felt your pain. Those nights of not sleeping well…

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:38 PM
Reply to  DryBowser9999

oh god i think i had a nightmare where it was cancelled and nintendo shut down…oh the pain of waiting…

DryBowser9999
DryBowser9999
April 29, 2014 4:52 PM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

That’s awful.

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 5:09 PM
Reply to  DryBowser9999

oh wow. yeah i had a dream where i had a race with toad and toadette to collect as many shine sprites as possible. i ended up having to go to gba rainbow road. this was not related to any game releases but it was weird. i couldn’t get to it so i had to stay in a house nearby lol

the 3 awesome princesses
the 3 awesome princesses
April 29, 2014 4:48 PM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

mario party 9,mario and sonic at the sochi 2014 olympic winter games,mario kart 8 and the wii u version of smash

Player 1
Player 1
April 30, 2014 4:59 AM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3ds. Also Brawl.

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
April 29, 2014 4:46 PM

those racers looking at me are creeping me out. look mario characters, I’m only gonna choose one of you to play as right now so just stare at the end of my tv

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
April 29, 2014 7:57 PM

I think that there would be 36 characters (38 counting the Miis) and no more non-DLC newcomers.
Which means that every Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 veteran will return in Mario Kart 8 (including Honey Queen and Wiggler).

Bunnie365
Bunnie365
May 4, 2014 8:40 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

Sigh…. I hope so… The game was going perfect until I heard this news…

SonicShadow
SonicShadow
April 30, 2014 5:20 AM
Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
April 30, 2014 5:54 AM
Reply to  SonicShadow

New tracks:
Mount Wario
Bowser Castle
Rainbow Road
Retro Tracks:
N64 Yoshi Valley
GCN Sherbet Land
DS Wario Stadium
New characters:
Pink Gold Peach
Baby Rosalina
Mii

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
April 30, 2014 8:59 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

sadly no birdo :'(

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
April 30, 2014 10:23 AM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

True. 🙁

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
April 30, 2014 12:06 PM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

its not fair :'(

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 3, 2014 10:06 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

No Honey Queen = NO BUY.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 5, 2014 8:44 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

I understand you no birdo = NO BUY

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 3, 2014 10:07 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

extremely sadly no honey queen, either :”'(

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 5, 2014 8:43 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

so sad and unfair :'(

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
April 30, 2014 6:26 AM
Reply to  SonicShadow

NOOOOOO! TWO WASTED CHARACTERS SLOTS!!!!

Baby Rosalina looks so cute I can’t deny that, but the baby gimmick is getting old……….still wondering why they haven’t added Baby DK and Baby Wario….NO BABY WALUIGI! No one wants to see him

A Pink Gold Peach….NINTENDO…..OUT OF ALL THE CHARACTERS YOU COULD HAVE PICKED!!! Nabbit, Kamek, Bowser Jr, ROB, E. Gadd! You just re-skin Peach.

Metal Mario I was kinda ok with…but this Pink Metal Peach……No….just No.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
April 30, 2014 7:08 AM
Reply to  MagiKooper

Personally I like to see Baby Rosalina, but Pink Gold Peach is a totally waste of a spot.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
April 30, 2014 9:00 AM
Reply to  SonicShadow

NNNOOOO BIRDO :'(

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 3, 2014 10:04 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

FFFFFFUUUUUUUUCK HONEY QUEEN :”’ (

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 5, 2014 8:43 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

I wish they made it in :'(

garroldgansun
garroldgansun
April 30, 2014 5:49 AM

Shouldn’t you be posting about all the new info that got released?

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
April 30, 2014 5:59 AM

All guys here, Mario Kart 8 direct is in Nintendo official site!!

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
April 30, 2014 6:28 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

HOW DID No one know about this until now.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
April 30, 2014 6:44 AM

Baby Rosalina confirmed, despite no Baby Wario. Things wouldn’t be the same if the last two aren’t Bowser Jr. and Diddy, who’ve not missed any Console Mario Kart games (not counting those prior to their debut of course).

Lots of Lilian
Lots of Lilian
April 30, 2014 7:24 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Pink Gold Peach and Mii are confirmed to be the other two characters

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
May 1, 2014 1:00 AM
Reply to  Lots of Lilian

I can’t say for sure they’d count in the ?’s.

Lots of Lilian
Lots of Lilian
May 1, 2014 3:49 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Well Pink Gold Peach and Mii are positioned where the ?s were

Lots of Lilian
Lots of Lilian
April 30, 2014 7:01 AM

Baby Rosalina? Pink Gold Peach? If people act as if Honey Queen is the worst MK character of all time after this, they actually deserve a slap.

Roninor Derpypants
Roninor Derpypants
April 30, 2014 3:14 PM
Reply to  Lots of Lilian

Nuh-uh, Honey Queen is still worse. Go ahead. Slap me.

MK KINGZ
MK KINGZ
April 30, 2014 3:34 PM

lol

Lots of Lilian
Lots of Lilian
April 30, 2014 4:34 PM

*slaps you*

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
April 30, 2014 7:12 AM

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KkjJ7Sg17-s
You need to see how amazing is Yoshi Valley now!!

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
April 30, 2014 7:41 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

Not bad….really beautiful.

Wondering why no one has updated the site with the new Mario Kart info and today’s Smash pic.

SonicShadow
SonicShadow
April 30, 2014 8:28 AM

Yay.

Lots of Lilian
Lots of Lilian
April 30, 2014 8:58 AM
Reply to  SonicShadow

I’m crying right now at Pink Gold Peach. Baby Rosalina’s really adorable, and Mii is awesome, but Pink Gold Peach needs to jump into a ditch and never return.

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 3, 2014 10:02 PM
Reply to  Lots of Lilian

If Pink Gold Peach keeps appearing in more future Mario games then she would be even worse than Honey Queen.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
April 30, 2014 8:58 AM
Reply to  SonicShadow

NOOOOOOO birdo is not playable :'(

Lots of Lilian
Lots of Lilian
April 30, 2014 9:24 AM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

Hopefully there’s more character slots. I kinda doubt it, since the final character reveals usually tend to be the most shocking reveals, but there is still a whole month before the game’s released. We can always hope :'(

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 3, 2014 10:01 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK honey queen is not playable, either :”'(

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 5, 2014 8:42 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

it is sucky instead we get a whole bunch of recolors >>

Bowser498
May 12, 2014 2:11 PM
Reply to  SonicShadow

Not a big fan of Minecraft… Love the New MK8 Trailer! 😛