Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Doesn't Have New Race Tracks

The only new tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are the Battle Mode tracks.

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Mario Kart is coming to Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but it's unfortunately not bringing any new race tracks. Though the new Battle Mode will have a host of new settings, Nintendo has confirmed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe contains 48 tracks, which is the same amount as the Wii U version with DLC included.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will come with new characters and features. King Boo, Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, and Dry Bones will join the cast. New vehicles like the Ink Striker, Bowser Clown Car, and Splat Buggy, are available in which to race. Additionally, you can now hold onto two items while racing for twice the mayhem.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will release on Nintendo Switch on April 28, 2017.

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    January 16, 2017 9:09 AM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Doesn't Have New Race Tracks

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      January 16, 2017 9:10 AM

      Package it up and resell it, nice Nintendo.

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        January 16, 2017 3:17 PM

        Considering the low sales of the Wii U I imagine this is for people who missed out previously or those that want the game on the go. I really do not have a problem with a re-release and I think they would be smart to do it for other major Wii U titles where it makes sense.

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          January 16, 2017 3:20 PM

          I agree, bring more ports like Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.

          Wii U had amazing games that not a lot of people got to play. Ports seem like a cost-effective way of expanding a high quality library which to many players will be new.

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      January 16, 2017 9:15 AM

      I could've sworn I saw otherwise, that's a real bummer.

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      January 16, 2017 9:15 AM

      Somewhat disappointing but not the end of the world. I mean MK8 already has a shit ton of tracks, but no doubt a new circuit or two would have been nice. Tough sell for those who already have MK8 and not interested in battle mode though.

      Also, kinda surprised this didn't make it for launch? I would think adding battle mode and a few new characters & options would be easily doable. Seems like a missed opportunity.

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        January 16, 2017 9:17 AM

        I imagine they want to space out releases post launch a bit. No reason to crowd Zelda too much.

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          January 16, 2017 3:20 PM

          That was the problem with Wii U (and PS4 and Xbox one for that matter). Once you got past launch it was a ghost town. The launch for Switch may be lackluster, but they've clearly thought out their game releases. MK8 -> Splatoon -> (probably something to be announced at E3) -> Mario. Etc.

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      January 16, 2017 9:16 AM

      It definitely has new battle tracks. A bit surprised there's not a splatoon themed race as well as battle...but then again that property really does suit battle mode, too.

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      January 16, 2017 9:31 AM

      Disappointing, but Mario Kart 8 is my favorite installment. I'm happy just to have a version so slick and polished and full-featured for on-the-go play.

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        January 16, 2017 3:19 PM

        Get a port now or wait until 2020 for a new version. Pick one.

        As it stands, 48 tracks (32 original plus all the DLC) and a real battle mode is not bad. Not a lot of people had the Wii U either so its a good way for them to get it.

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      January 16, 2017 3:12 PM

      I don't know why I'm surprised. Nintendo is just about the laziest company ever. Might also be the most incompetent.

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      January 16, 2017 3:19 PM

      Hopefully they at least have some plans for some DLC packs.

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