The Week In Games: What Remains Of Mario Kart

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Battle mode makes its triumphant return.

It’s hard to think that Mario Kart for the SNES was originally planned as an F-Zero sequel, or that the series original battle mode was almost conceived of as an after thought. But perhaps that explains why Nintendo didn’t give much of a flying koopa shell about Mario Kart 8's battle mode when it released on the Wii U.


No matter, things have been set right with the Nintendo Switch version I’m told. I mean, you all have Switches right? You didn’t have any trouble finding one at the store? Of course not.

Monday, April 24

  • Statik — PSVR

Tuesday, April 25

  • Dragon Quest Heroes II — PS4
  • Outlast 2 — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris — PS4, Switch
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Syberia III — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac
  • What Remains of Edith Finch — PS4, PC
  • Batman: Arkham VR — HTC Vive, Oculus
  • Crossout — PS4
  • DeathState — PS4
  • The Deer God — PS4, Vita
  • Eventide: Slavic Fable — PS4
  • The Legend of Dark Witch — Vita
  • Outlast Trinity — PS4
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment — PS4
  • Symphony of the Machine — PSVR
  • Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition — Xbox One, PS4
  • Wilson’s Heart — Oculus

Wednesday, April 26

  • Zombeer — PS4

Thursday, April 27

  • Expeditions: Vikings — PC
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness — PC
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III — PC
  • ACA NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors — PS4

Friday, April 28

  • Little Nightmares — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Switch
  • Constructor HD — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch
  • Period: Cube – Shackles of Amadeus — Vita
  • River City Melee: Battle Royale Special — PS4
  • Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom — Xbox One

Coming Soon

Tuesday, May 2

  • The Caligula Effect — Vita

Wednesday, May 3

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd — PC

Friday, May 5

  • Prey — Xbox One, PS4, PC

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Is the updated Battle Mode being added to the Wii U version as well, or just the Switch version?