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Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8 NA Cover
North American boxart of the game Mario Kart 8 for Wii U.
Developer(s) Namco Bandai Games[1], Nintendo EAD[2]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
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Platform(s) Nintendo Wii U
Release Date(s) Japan May 29, 2014
USA May 30, 2014
Europe May 30, 2014
Australia May 31, 2014
Genre(s) Racing
Ratings ESRB: ESRB E Everyone
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Media(s) Wii U Optical Disc, Downloadable Media (Nintendo eShop[3])
Input(s) Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller

Mario Kart 8 is a go kart racing game and the eighth one in the Mario Kart series. It came out in 2014 for the Nintendo Wii U.


Similar to the game Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 features various kart parts, wheels, and gliders for vehicle customization. The game has many additional characters, possessing the largest host of characters at the time in the Mario Kart series.

Mario Kart 8 has an upgraded port, called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and released in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch. The port also contains the extra characters and DLC from the original game as regular content.


Characters present in the game as racers are:

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