Shy Guy, Lakitu, and Metal Mario Return in Mario Kart 8

Looks like the Mario Kart 8 roster just got bigger! Shy Guy, Lakitu, and Metal Mario were all revealed as returning playable character in today’s media blowout for the game. All three characters were first playable in Mario Kart 7, although Wiggler and Honey Queen, two other newcomers in Mario Kart 7, are nowhere to be found.

With this addition, the roster is now at 27 characters total, the highest number in any Mario Kart game to date. With that said, Nintendo has stated that there are still other characters yet to be revealed. Here is a list of all the current characters:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Toad
  • Koopa Troopa
  • Bowser
  • Donkey Kong
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Daisy
  • Toadette
  • Rosalina
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Baby Peach
  • Baby Daisy
  • Larry Koopa
  • Morton Koopa Jr.
  • Wendy O. Koopa
  • Iggy Koopa
  • Roy Koopa
  • Lemmy Koopa
  • Ludwig von Koopa
  • Shy Guy
  • Lakitu
  • Metal Mario

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April 13, 2014 11:09 AM

Metal Mario felt like a Waluigi Replacement in MK7, but he’s back. I sure hope it won’t be only the Koopalings as new characters, we’ve all had expectation’s for other such characters like Kamek. Veteran’s not confirmed yet I hope are are Bowser Jr., Diddy and Dry Bowser.

April 14, 2014 10:38 PM
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That’s when Mario Kart 8 will have about 40 characters.