Mario Kart 8 Direct Summary, New Trailer and Details

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.04.2014 8

Mario Kart 8 Direct Summary, New Trailer and Details on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo held a Mario Kart Direct presentation today, revealing a slew of new information and new trailer for the upcoming Wii U racer.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, joined by various presenters for each region, detailed some of the extra features and promotions for the game, including the ability to upload video replays to YouTube and a "Super Horn" item that can defend against blue shells.




What are your favourite announcements from today's Mario Kart Direct presentation?

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Some huge videos you got there. I've noticed this happening on C3 lately, and I keep needing to edit them. Is the auto-resizing thing not working properly?

Edit: I've fixed them.

( Edited 30.04.2014 15:14 by Azuardo )

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I watched the French direct and cringed at the horribly bad voice over XD. I was hoping the UK one would be much better, but it's only marginally better XD. I was secretely hoping Nintendo would have hired the voice of Jeremy Clarkson or Richard Hammond for the kart and bike models presentation, but they didn't. Missed opportunity I say! These guys possibly tweeting about it would have been a nice free advertisement for the game too Smilie.

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^ Jeremy Clarkson - I said exactly the same thing elsewhere lol. I think the guy in the UK one was purposefully doing a bit of a Clarkson impression, which made me think of him, and how he would have been ideal. Not worth the money to hire him for some little Direct though lol. Maybe as a larger promo - a TV ad - then it would be perfect. In fact, a lot of the clips used in this Direct would be great to use as TV commercials.

The woman in the UK direct sounded like she was from Tomodachi life, she was so robotic.

I liked the music part, made me hope that we get an MK8 soundtrack, but that won't happen.

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Azuardo said:
Maybe as a larger promo - a TV ad - then it would be perfect. In fact, a lot of the clips used in this Direct would be great to use as TV commercials.

Ya totally, would be great for a UK/poss Europe ad for these guys to get onto - would really sit well with the general population methinks. Completely bonkers how there won't be TV ads until launch day.

Music was ace - loving the richer sound for classics, and I presume that guitar heavy riff was Bowser's Castle theme? If so, wow!

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Ah, I thought I was the only one who thought of Jeremy Clarkson when the guy started talking about his favourite karts and bikes. Would love to see Clarkson and the Top Gear cast in an MK8 TV ad. Smilie

( Edited 01.05.2014 07:11 by Mush )

Everything seems to be working well Azu except for the resolution increase. When I select to go upto 720 it never reloads the video to be displayed in a higher resolution than the Auto selection.

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I'm so stupidly hyped for Mario Kart 8 I might need to be put in a straight jacket!!! Smilie

I'm a little disappointed Funky and Diddy Kong haven't been mentioned yet, but I'm hoping they're unlockable characters. Smilie

Without a doubt, the lack of word on a potential Double Dash!! mode is breaking my heart. Smilie

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