Since not all gamers have full use of their limbs, it doesn’t make sense for developers to exclude them from playing their games just because someone can’t use their hands properly, or who might be color blind, hard of hearing, and so on. In fact we’ve seen how such features have helped some disabled gamers enjoy games like Overwatch.
Nintendo has announced today that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch console has become the fastest-selling Mario Kart game in the history of this franchise. The previous record for the highest first-day sales in this franchise was held by Mario Kart Wii. It sold more than 433,900 copies on launch day back in 2008. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold more copies than that when it was released on […]
When Mario Kart 8 was originally released for the Wii U, it actually helped to boost the sales of the console which was already not doing well, which goes to show the importance of having good titles available for a console platform. Turns out its pseudo-successor, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, has an almost similar effect.
When the Nintendo Switch was launched, there weren’t that many games available for it. However one of the bigger titles available at launch was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Given Zelda’s popularity and also the fact that gamers have been waiting for this title ever since it was announced for the Wii U, its success wasn’t surprising.
To celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, which is taking place on the 28th of April which is this Friday, it seems that Nintendo wants to tie in that celebration with its other games, like Super Mario Run. As you can see in the screenshot to the right, Nintendo will be introducing what they’re calling a “mega event” to the game.
Just like how the bunny hop was a controversial move in Counter-Strike back in the day, Mario Kart 8 had a fire-hopping trick where gamers could gain small boosts by hopping left and right while coming out of a boost. It wasn’t really an illegal move but pulling it off wasn’t easy and not all players might be aware of it.
One of the more anticipated games that will be released for the Nintendo Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. At its core this is still Mario Kart 8 that was originally released for the Nintendo Wii U several years ago, but it is expected to feature updated graphics, new game modes, new characters, and more.
Given that pretty much every console Nintendo has released has received a copy or variant of Mario Kart, it did not come as a surprise to learn that the Nintendo Switch would also be getting a Mario Kart of its own. This comes in the form of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which is basically an enhanced version of the original Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U.
The other day thanks to a photo that made its way onto Nintendo Russia’s website, it was revealed that there would be a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle. In case it wasn’t obvious as to what it was, basically this is a Nintendo Switch that comes bundled with the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
A couple of years ago when Mario Kart 8 was launched, unsurprisingly there was a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle as well. This means that should Nintendo launch a bundle for the Nintendo Switch, it would hardly come as a surprise. Turns out that’s pretty much what Nintendo did, or at least that’s what they plan to do.
The Nintendo Switch comes with 32GB of storage by default, but take away the install size of the operating system and other apps and you’ll be left with less than 32GB. We suppose this is only an issue if you download most of your games, and if you do, then you might be interested to find out how much Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will take up.
There are a handful of games that many expect to see released with every Nintendo console, which is why when Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch was announced, it hardly came as a surprise, except that it will be known as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where it will come with new characters and all the DLCs that have been released to date.
Earlier this year it was announced that Mario Kart 8 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch, except that instead of the Wii U version of the game, Nintendo would be releasing a newer version called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. For the most part the game is still the same, with some exceptions, new features, and new characters.
With Nintendo’s consoles, no matter what console is being announced, it’s almost a guarantee that we can expect a handful of staples to be announced for it. One of those games is the Mario Kart franchise that has appeared on multiple Nintendo consoles over the years, and it seems that Nintendo will be continuing that tradition.