mario-kart-8Good news gamers! If you have been looking forward to getting Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U, you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has officially announced that the game will be making its way onto the console in May. Previously it was reported that the game along with Super Smash Bros. would see a release in Spring, but we guess we’ve got a more concrete date at the moment, although a specific release date has yet to be given. However given that gamers have been waiting a long time for the game, we guess a few more months of waiting can’t hurt.

Unfortunately Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata did not mention as to which region the May launch date might apply to. For all we know the game could see a release in Japan first, or Europe first, or US first, before it makes its way onto other markets, but hopefully more details will be revealed in the coming weeks and months. Mario Kart 8 is probably one of the more highly anticipated titles coming to the Wii U. If there is one criticism that the Wii U has faced is its lack of games compared to other consoles, and hopefully with more first-party releases like Mario Kart 8, perhaps things will start to turn around for Nintendo.

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