Mario Kart 8 dropping in May

Mario Kart 8 will be coming in May, Nintendo announced at its recent financial briefing.

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Nintendo's financial briefing earlier today signaled a lot of new directions for the company, but of course it had to give some indication that its bread is still buttered with console franchises. To that end, it announced that Mario Kart 8 will release for Wii U this May.

The presentation was given to Japanese investors, but it called this a "global launch" so we can expect it stateside in May as well. We were pretty impressed at E3, and it even made the list of Andrew's most anticipated, so we all know what he'll be doing come spring-time.

Oddly, though, much of Nintendo's presentation on Wii U strategy involved making the GamePad a more integral part of the experience. Mario Kart 8 has been emblematic of the GamePad not living up to its potential, as the touchscreen is simply used as a car horn.

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    January 30, 2014 7:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mario Kart 8 dropping in May.

    Mario Kart 8 will be coming in May, Nintendo announced at its recent financial briefing.

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      January 30, 2014 10:52 AM

      needed this in march or april when I have free time and roomates to play with; not in april when I start my residency, unfortunately probably won't be picking this game up for a long, even though its one of like 5 or 6 decent games on the Wii.

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      January 30, 2014 8:27 PM

      I don't get it. Why not use the GamePad screen in the same way as the bottom screen in MKDS and MK7? Too much of an advantage? Then why not just in single player, then? Just a horn is pretty lame.