Mario Kart 8

System: Wii U Release date: 30/05/2014

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Turn your world upside down with Mario Kart 8, only on Wii U! Engage antigravity mode and race up, down and all around amazing courses, competing against other players whether they’re in the same room or on the other side of the world!

Speed over blue antigravity panels to take the race off the straight and narrow and up astonishing waterfalls, along the sides of buildings, and much more. The rules of the road change in antigravity mode too: bump into rival racers for a Spin Turbo speed boost! With gravity-defying racing, aerial jostles while gliding, and fast-paced underwater competition across 32 new and classic courses, every surface can be a racetrack!

Alongside classic karts and nifty bikes, take to the track on a new kind of vehicle with its own unique handling: the four-wheeled quad! Pick tyres, a chassis and glider to create your perfect ride, whether you want unmatched top speed, lightning-quick acceleration, or the smoothest handling. And just as there’s a vehicle to suit every player, there’s a controller for everyone too – take control with the Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Wheel (with Wii Remote), Wii Remote + Nunchuk or Classic Controller Pro.

Go head-to-head with rivals near and far in a range of game modes. Get four players together for local multiplayer* in Grand Prix, VS Race or Battle modes, or jump into online races** for up to 12 drivers. Take part in exciting online tournaments, or create your own: choose the start and end times, tailor the rules to your liking and give out the tournament code for other players to join in!

Share your best racing successes – and your most bitter defeats – with the world through Mario Kart TV. Create a highlight reel showcasing your smooth manoeuvres, high-impact item hits and other action-packed moments, then upload it to YouTube*** or Miiverse for other players to see!

New characters, courses and vehicles are available to purchase from Nintendo eShop as add-on content! Find out more.

  • Race up, down, and all around all over spectacular antigravity courses
  • Find out who’s fastest in four-player local multiplayer or online races for up to 12 drivers**
  • Upload race highlights to YouTube*** or Miiverse to share your favourite Mario Kart moments with everyone!

November 13th 2014: A software update is now available that introduces amiibo functionality and more. For more information, please visit our Support section.

Important information about the Mario Kart TV website

The Mario Kart TV website, where you could watch highlight videos posted from Mario Kart 8, has closed down as of 5th April 2016. We are very thankful to the many people who have used this website since it launched in 2014.

It is still possible to watch Mario Kart TV and upload highlights from within Mario Kart 8 itself.

*Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode, sold separately.

**Internet connection required during play. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

***Google account required.

Mario Kart 8 is available from the Nintendo UK Online Store.

What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, payable with Nintendo eShop funds usable through your Nintendo Account. The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

This content may be purchased by users who have registered a Nintendo Account and accepted the respective legal terms. To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, a Nintendo Network ID is also required and your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. To start the purchasing process, it is necessary to sign in with the Nintendo Account and the Nintendo Network ID. After signing in it will be possible to review the details and complete the purchase.

To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. You will be able to review the details and complete the purchase on the next screen.

The details of this offer apply to users who sign in using a Nintendo Account with the country setting corresponding to the country setting of this website. If the country setting of a Nintendo Account is different, the details of this offer may be adjusted (for example, the price will be displayed in the respective local currency).

After the purchase is completed, the download of the purchased content will start automatically. The content will be downloaded to the Wii U console linked to the respective Nintendo Network ID. This Wii U console must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the download of the purchased content will start automatically. The content will be downloaded to the Wii U console linked to your Nintendo Network ID. Your Wii U console has to be updated and connected to the Internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

This product contains technological protection measures.

Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . The payment is taken directly upon purchase.

Add-on Content

 

New characters, courses and vehicles are available to purchase from Nintendo eShop as add-on content!

Pack 1 (The Legend of Zelda)


Contents:

  • 3 characters:
    • Link
    • Tanooki Mario
    • Cat Peach
  • 4 vehicles:
    • Blue Falcon
    • B Dasher
    • Master Cycle
    • Tanooki Kart
  • 8 courses
    • 2 cups

Download requires at least 1 GB of available storage space.

 

Pack 2 (Animal Crossing)


  • 3 characters:
    • Villager
    • Isabelle
    • Dry Bowser

You can choose the boy or girl Villager. It's up to you!

  • 4 vehicles:
    • Streetle
    • City Tripper
    • P-Wing
    • Bone Rattler
  • 8 courses
    • 2 cups

Download requires at least 1 GB of available storage space.

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You can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away if you purchase both packs!

amiibo


You can unlock Mii racing suits with amiibo!

If you tap a compatible amiibo (sold separately) to the Wii U GamePad, you'll unlock a Mii racing suit based on that character's look!

See all compatible amiibo

Please note: A software update available from April 23rd is required to use certain amiibo.

Highlight Reels

Check out some unforgettable racing moments with our Mario Kart TV Highlight Reels playlist.

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Categories

Racing

Multiplayer mode

Simultaneous

Players

1 - 12

Publisher

Nintendo

Developer

Nintendo

More information

Age rating

  • 3
  • Online Game

Wii U

System

Wii U (European version)

Release date

30/05/2014

Controller

  • Nunchuk +
  • Wii Remote,
  • Classic Controller +
  • Wii Remote,
  • Wii U GamePad,
  • Wii U Pro Controller,
  • Wii Remote & Wii Remote Plus

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

Download version (Wii U)

System

Wii U (European version)

Release date

30/05/2014

Controller

  • Nunchuk +
  • Wii Remote,
  • Classic Controller +
  • Wii Remote,
  • Wii U GamePad,
  • Wii U Pro Controller,
  • Wii Remote & Wii Remote Plus

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian

Download size

8196.19 MB