Mario Kart 8 getting an upgrade for the Switch!

One of my favorite Wii U games is getting a re-release for the Switch, well, more like a Deluxe version! I’ll see myself out…

But seriously, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is announced for the Switch with a release date of April 28th at an MSRP of 59.99$ USD and seem to be boasting a bit more than just a repackage.

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As you can see, new characters were added as well as returning ones! King Boo, Dry Bones, the Inklings and sneaking in the background of one of those shots is Lakitu!

Battle mode in battle arenas is also making a comeback which is good news with the multiplayer push. The game can be enjoyed with up to 4 players on a TV, 8 players on the local wireless mode and 12 players online.

A “returning” mechanic was also shown, the ability to carry 2 items at the same time like in Double Dash, without the 2 character swapping.

The information is limited on how much is added to the game, so far, we know there’s more characters, three new vehicles, at least 4 different battle mode maps but nothing on the subject of new race tracks / cups.

As soon as we have more information available, we’ll be sure to keep you all updated!

Trailer for good measures: