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#SwitchAnticipatedTitle: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Say what you want about Nintendo, when they rerelease something they always do a great job. This is once again the case for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which not only comes with all the DLC from the Wii U version, but also brings a bunch of new additions, and game mode changes. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available in April 2017, and is one of our most anticipated Switch games for 2017!

When Nintendo announced that Mario Kart 8 would be followed by a few DLC packs, people began to wonder if Nintendo was going down the road that so many other developers have gone down: pulling content out of games only to sell it back to you later for more money. With Mario Kart 8, Nintendo did not do this, and in fact, when the DLC did launch, it was priced correctly and added a ton of new content to the game. I remember paying 14.99 for both addon backs, which got me 4 more championships, and a slew of new racers.

Nintendo is once again releasing Mario Kart 8, but this time on the Nintendo Switch with new Deluxe packaging. Including with Mario Kart 8 will be everything we have seen to date – base game and DLC addons – but will also include some new content.

Splatoon characters and courses will be making an appearance in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and while this is a pleasant surprise, I think it doesn’t come as a huge shock to anyone. Splatoon has been insanely popular on the Wii U, and people around the world have been calling for Nintendo to add Splatoon to their other, party centric titles. The people asked, and Nintendo has delivered. Not only will you be able to play as characters from Splatoon, but there is also a Splatoon battle arena!


But wait, Mario Kart 8 doesn’t have battle arenas, right? Just portions of tracks you drive on. Any one else remember Mario Kart 8 battle mode being incredibly lame? Well, that seems to be changing, as Nintendo showed off a LOT of Mario Kart battle mode in their reveal video yesterday. It appears as if the company is loading in a ton of battle specific arenas for trying to take out your friends balloons. This is a huge and welcome change for Mario Kart 8, and reason enough to purchase the deluxe edition on the Nintendo Switch.

Are you grabbing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe this April?


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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