Get racing with your friends in the latest instalment of one of Nintendo’s most beloved and enduringly popular series, Mario Kart for the new Nintendo Switch. An updated version of the Wii U edition Mario Kart 8, Deluxe will enable you to play as all your favourite Mario characters including the eponymous plumber, his brother Luigi, nemesis Bowser and numerous others from the Mushroom Kingdom, as well as some other familiar faces including Link from The Legend of Zelda series.
As well as classic grand prix mode, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers a revamped version of the hugely popular battle mode, with eight different courses and five game modes making it perfect for the local multiplayer functionality of the Switch. Another returning feature is the double item box, last seen in the GameCube’s Mario Kart: Double Dash, ensuring even more mayhem than usual!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe promises to be the biggest Mario Kart ever. Not only does it have the entire game as it was released on the Wii U, but comes packaged with all the DLC that was launched afterwards. In addition, the characters of King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr. all return, while Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy make their series’ debuts. This impressive roster of characters can be raced on no fewer than 48 full grand prix tracks.
Race through new and classic tracks as Nintendo Switch characters
The Mario Kart series has always featured a cast of eclectic characters to drive as, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now raises the bar even higher. You have regulars like Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser, sure, but then also entering the mix is the likes of The Legend of Zelda’s Link, the Inklings from Splatoon 2 and Animal Crossing’s villager. Who will you choose to play as on the track?
All look and play incredibly differently when behind the wheel of their karts, giving you the variability needed to let you decide whether you want to emphasise speed, acceleration or drifting. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has quickly become one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games for a reason, being the perfect game to run through on your own or break out for a multiplayer game night to play with friends and family.