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
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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
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Bunnie365

What about Double Dash… everyone forgets about Double Dash…

Roninor Derpypants
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Roninor Derpypants

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

Bunnie365
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Bunnie365

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

Dude1230321
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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
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Roninor Derpypants

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

Dude1230321
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Dude1230321

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

Roninor Derpypants
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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
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Luigiguy567

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

Mr. Sushi
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Mr. Sushi

Probably just sit there.

Luigiguy567
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Luigiguy567

Second item guy, maybe.

Luigiguy567
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Luigiguy567

Or Mario Kart: Super Double Dash!!

Mr. Sushi
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Mr. Sushi

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

SuperSandwich713
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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… Read more »

Roninor Derpypants
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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
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Bunnie365

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

Bowser498
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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
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ShadowSpyro

These are the Real Retro Cups! πŸ™‚

ShadowSpyro
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ShadowSpyro

Whats your Favorite Tracks? πŸ˜‰

Boo3DGoldBoo
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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
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MK KINGZ

Probably the last time I will post on this page

MK KINGZ
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MK KINGZ

no wait probably this time

MK KINGZ
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MK KINGZ

not yet

MK KINGZ
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MK KINGZ

ok now

MK KINGZ
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MK KINGZ

now

MK KINGZ
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MK KINGZ

PLZ now

MK KINGZ
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MK KINGZ

ok bye

MK KINGZ
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MK KINGZ

bye

Mr. Sushi
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Mr. Sushi

NO ONE CARES!!!

Sea Slug and Wagashi
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Sea Slug and Wagashi

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