Published on April 5th, 2014 | by David Dakota

New Mario Kart 8 Trailer

Nintendo have released a brand new trailer for Mario Kart 8 and we’ll admit that we’ve shed tears of joy.

The trailer highlights some new weapons to the series, including a potted piranha plant from Super Mario 3D World and Mario’s boomerang. Nintendo have also hinted at two new weapons including what looks like the light box, again from Super Mario 3D World and a possibly a “Lucky 8” (in Mario Kart 7 the Lucky 7 item gave players a bunch of 7 items to use) – further details of the latter two weapons will come in due course.

Light Box and Lucky 8?

Light Box and Lucky 8?

We also get confirmation of some tracks, a Mario Stadium type affair whilst Doughnut Plains from the original Super Mario Kart and Toads Turnpike and Rainbow Road (both from Mario Kart 64). The remixed tracks look truly amazing.

We’re amazed at how great Mario Kart 8 looks, Mario really does look at home in HD. Nintendo also confirmed that the game will have orchestrated music tracks (you’ll hear two examples in the trailer, including a sublime rendition of N64 Rainbow Road).

We’re really excited by Mario Kart 8 and after a slow start to 2014 the game can’t come soon enough (mark 30th May in your diaries).

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