Mario Kart 8 trailer debuts new Rainbow Road

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Kart 8, revealing many of the game's items and race tracks, including the all-new Rainbow Road.

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Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Kart 8, showing off some of the game's new courses and items before culminating with the reveal of the game's all-new Rainbow Road. And in grand Mario Kart tradition, the multi-colored track appears to be as expansive and punishing as ever.

The trailer shows off bits and pieces of Mario Kart 8's different tracks, while highlighting the game's roster, which looks to be more expansive than any previous game in the series. The scene then shift to Rainbow Road to show off the track's multitude of jumps, ramps, and anti-gravity stretches.

Mario Kart 8 starts its engines on May 30.

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    April 3, 2014 6:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Mario Kart 8 trailer debuts new Rainbow Road.

    Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Kart 8, revealing many of the game's items and race tracks, including the all-new Rainbow Road.

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      April 3, 2014 6:19 AM

      Just finished drooling over the trailer. The game looks gorgeous and as fun as ever. Between Dark Souls 2 and Mario Kart 8, I should be set on games until this fall.

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      April 3, 2014 7:32 AM

      That's N64's Rainbow Road from the retro cup, not a brand new Rainbow Road. Just FYI. Though it speaks volumes that you (and I initially too) thought this was a new track.

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        April 3, 2014 7:43 AM

        I think I saw doughnut plains from the SNES too, I'm officially stoked.

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        April 3, 2014 12:18 PM

        Looks like it also has the car one, the farm, the beach and peach stadium for N64.