Mario Kart 8

WIIU / Racing / Release: May 30, 2014 / ESRB: E

Opinion: Is the Nintendo Wii U worth getting yet?

By Robert Workman, May 22, 2014 9:00am PDT

Nintendo could turn around its Wii U- but it needs to make some moves.


Mario Kart 8: Tips for defying gravity

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

Our Play Primer series returns with tips for getting started in Mario Kart 8. Be sure to let us know in Chatty if you have any lingering questions.


Mario Kart 8 review: up to speed

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2014 12:01am PDT

Mario Kart 8 shows a playful spirit, refinement, and attention to detail that has been missing in the last few entries. Our review.


Mario Kart 8 demo playable at GameStop this weekend

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2014 10:00am PDT

GameStop is hosting a Mario Kart 8 "Test Drive" this weekend, letting players sample a demo of the upcoming kart racer.


Mario Kart 8 includes free game offer, Wii U bundle announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2014 6:30am PDT

Nintendo announced today that buying and registering Mario Kart 8 before the end of July will net you a free downloadable game. It will also be bringing out a Wii U bundle with the game on launch day.


Mario Kart 8 Best Buy pre-order includes free (real) gas

By Steve Watts, Apr 28, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Pre-ordering Mario Kart 8 through Best Buy will get you a $10 voucher for free gas.


Mario Kart 8: Rainbow Road video compares N64 and Wii U

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 04, 2014 8:00am PDT

As has become series tradition, the upcoming Wii U racing game will feature a new Rainbow Road and an updated take on a classic. IGN has created a new video that compares the original N64 track with the updated Wii U version.


Mario Kart 8 trailer debuts new Rainbow Road

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 03, 2014 6:00am PDT

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.


So Limited: a look at international special editions

By Robert Workman, Mar 11, 2014 9:00am PDT

Every once in a while, publishers will prepare special editions of upcoming releases that differ by region. For instance, U.S. players would get some form of downloadable content and physical extras...


Wii U in 2014: games to look forward to

By Robert Workman, Feb 17, 2014 1:00pm PST

Wii U has failed to capture the attention that its predecessor has. However, Nintendo isn't ready to give up the fight just yet--and, for that matter, neither should Wii U owners.


Mario Kart 8 coming May 30

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2014 2:38pm PST

Mario Kart 8 is coming on May 30, Nintendo announced today. It accompanied the announcement with a new trailer showing off the Koopa kids in their own racing karts.


Mario Kart 8 dropping in May

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2014 7:30am PST

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


Most Anticipated 2014: Andrew's Picks

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 10, 2014 12:00pm PST

The editorial team at Shacknews outlines their most anticipated games of 2014. Next up, we've got Andrew Yoon with his list of 2014 titles.


Mario Kart 8 trailer shows off high-flying antics (and baby-people)

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 18, 2013 10:00am PST

The Mushroom Kingdom is a horrifying place. At least, that's the lesson to be learned from this new two minute trailer for Mario Kart 8.


Yoshi's New Island coming in spring

By Steve Watts, Dec 18, 2013 7:09am PST

Nintendo narrowed the release windows for two of its first-party titles today. Both Yoshi's New Island for 3DS and Mario Kart 8 for Wii U will launch in spring 2014.