Nintendo Switch Gets A Mario Kart 8 Port With Better Battle Mode

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will release on the Nintendo Switch. The updated version will include all WiiU DLC tracks as well as new characters. It will also add a revamped Battle Mode.

The game will add Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, as well as King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr as new characters. A robust series of changes to Battle Mode will add new maps and allow players to carry two items at a time.

One of the new items added back into the game is the item stealing Boo, giving players a chance to be even bigger pricks in what is supposedly a happy go lucky racing game and totally not a “Friendship Destruction Simulator.”

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The game releases on April 28th. You can check out the trailer below:

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.

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I really hope the next game is just “Nintendo Kart”.

They filled the base MK8 game with shit like metal versions, koopalings and babies when they could have been using other Nintendo franchises all along.