Mario Kart 8

How to get The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for free!

  If you’re a Wii U owner and a fan of free stuff, you’ll be ecstatic to hear that Nintendo is giving away a download of one of four Wii U games– absolutely free!     The offer is part of a promotion where you can redeem the Club Nintendo code off of your copy of Mario Kart 8 online at clubnintendo.com. Once you register, you’ll be allowed to download any one...

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class kart is heading to Mario Kart 8 in the west

The official Nintendo of America Twitter account has announced that the GLA-Class kart from Mercedes-Benz is heading to western copies of Mario Kart 8. We’re planning to release a GLA-Class kart from @Mercedesbenz for #MK8 this summer. Stay tuned for more info! pic.twitter.com/c5Gp886s7e — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 20, 2014 Mario Kart 8 owners in Japan were already treated ...

Mario Kart 8 finishes 2nd in NPD’s top selling games of May

The NPD released their software sales data for the month of May 2014 yesterday, and Mario Kart 8 made some noise. The eighth iteration in the popular kart racing franchise was the second best selling game last month, finishing behind the multiplatform Ubisoft title, Watch_Dogs. The results to last month’s NPD is a bit surprising on Mario Kart 8’s behalf, as the game was out for only tw...

Join Infendo’s experimental Mario Kart 8 tournament!

Reader MikeIsaPoet, who works closely with myself and other Infendo contributors at times, has posted an experimental Mario Kart 8 tournament on his Wii U Facebook page, which you can find here. As of yet, Infendo (and Mike, for that matter) has not delved into the tournament mode of Mario Kart 8’s online infrastructure much, but that’s precisely what an experimental tourney is for! Ch...

Infendo reader hosting Mario Kart 8 tourney May 30

Longtime Infendo reader MikeIsaPoet will be hosting an Infendo-endorsed Mario Kart 8 tournament on the evening of the game’s release, May 30. Mike was involved in the creation of a Wii U-centered Facebook group that’s the main hub for the tourney. To participate, plan on buying Mario Kart 8 on release, join the group by clicking here, and follow the instructions that have been pinned t...

Mario Kart 8 Blue Shell bundle available exclusively at Nintendo World Store

Mario Kart fans who live near the Nintendo World Store in New York City will have a special offer for the upcoming eighth iteration of the popular kart-racing series. Starting today, you can pre-order a limited edition Mario Kart 8 bundle that will include a limited edition blue shell statue. The bundle is only available to the Nintendo World Store exclusively. Will any of you make the trek to NYC...

Mario Kart 8 Direct reveals new characters, items, tracks, and online features

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbuJZP0_8iQ[/youtube] Nintendo has surprised fans with a spontaneous Nintendo Direct focusing on the highly anticipated Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. The broadcast is fairly unique compared to other Nintendo Directs, but it delivers on the usual promise of new announcements and reveals. Let’s dig in to the meat of today’s broadcast. New Ideas Plus New ...

[Updated] Mario Kart 8 previews trickling in

[Update] Nintendo has actually published a preview of sorts for Mario Kart 8 in the form of a Nintendo Minute with Kit and Krysta. It shows an extensive look at a new HD remake of the classic Mario Kart 64 stage “Toad’s Turnpike,” which was notoriously difficult in its original form. The MK8 version will feature anti-gravity sections on the walls that don’t include the traf...

Video: Mario Kart 8 gets the Frozen cover treatment

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyusSlPf6rI[/youtube] For the first time in forever, YouTube user RogersBase has something to play on his Wii U. Well, according to him that is in this clever cover of “For the First Time in Forever” from Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated film, Frozen. RogersBase’s video has plenty of comedic scenes and entertaining lyrical wor...

Nintendo of Europe announces Mario Kart 8 bundle

  Nintendo of Europe announced a limited edition Mario Kart 8 software bundle for release this spring. The bundle includes a spiky blue shell collectible and a copy of Mario Kart 8. Europeans can buy the set when the game releases on May 30. No word yet on a U.S release, but don’t be too surprised when Nintendo spills the beans.   Source: Nintendo via Joystiq

Nintendo Direct 2.13.14 Announcement: Mario Kart 8 roster welcomes 7 new characters

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=631c1fz87I8[/youtube] Mario Kart 8 will undoubtedly boast the series’ largest roster of playable characters, judging by today’s announcement of 7 new additions. Joining their long-time boss (the Koopa King himself, Bowser), the 7 Koopalings will be familiar faces to anyone who played Super Mario 3 back in the day or more recent releases like New ...

Update – Mario Kart 8 release set for May

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced that Mario Kart 8 will release for the Wii U this May. The tentative release (originally scheduled for early Spring) for the eighth iteration of the Mario Kart franchise was mentioned by Iwata during Nintendo’s investors briefing, which is currently taking place as of the writing of this post. More as this story develops from the briefing. [Updat...

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