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Submitted by globeofgamers 496d ago | news

Mario Kart 8 Wii U to have 12 characters, can be played traditional or with Wii U motion controls

Nintendo America spokesman Hector Solis shared with us some more details about Mario Kart 8, a game developed exclusively for Wii U. The game will feature twelve playable characters, with two new characters Wario and Toadette, that will race in a new anti-gravity world. This means that in Mario Kart 8 you can drive upside-down and up on walls, a feature that adds more depth to races. (Mario Kart 8, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   496d ago
Only twelve playable characters? Kind of disappointing, but hey I'll take twelve player multiplayer online any day.
Myst  +   496d ago
Yeah I was kind of disappointed when I read that also Warrior as a new character? We've seen him before.
abzdine  +   496d ago
yeah that's pretty low character list. DLC characters could appear over time maybe
Phil32  +   496d ago
I think there will be many more. Secret characters have been a staple of the series since Double Dash.
PopRocks359  +   496d ago
Definitely hope so. That's less than the total number of characters in Mario Kart 7 (about fourteen I think). So it would be pretty lousy to have less playable characters than a handheld game. Let's hope this announcement does not coincide with "total" number of playable characters.
Phil32  +   496d ago
Also, he could have meant 12 playable characters in a single race at the same time, which like Mario Kart Wii is the case with Mario Kart 8.
Relientk77  +   496d ago
Seriously that's it?

Nintendo should add more characters than that, cmon
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Mr_Nuts  +   496d ago
I know this is highly disapointing, unlocking characters in these games was one of the best things.

Mario
Luigi
Bowser
Peach
Daisy
Toad
Toadette
Wario
Waluigi
Donkey Kong
Yoshi
Your Mii or Birdo

Thats it....thats like the standard character selection

You know thats the thing about Nintendo they never add onto their characters in their new games they always take some away to replace them. It's not like they have the hang of DLC so I don't see the point of that

People should complain about this now instead of later because they probably will do it as DLC and NOBODY wants that
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kirbyu  +   496d ago
Only 12 characters? It's possible that's how many were shown in the trailer.
ThyMagicSword  +   496d ago
I'm overwhelmed by the shier number of characters! So many... wow, I must write...
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vakarian75  +   496d ago
Wonder if they mean 12 player races
ThyMagicSword  +   496d ago
And I wonder if there are 12 People working on the game...
LightSamus  +   496d ago
Nah, there can't be only 12 characters. I'm sure Mario Kart Wii had 20+.
andrewer  +   496d ago
With Wario and Toadette lol, I think the demo just have 12 characters.
leemass24  +   496d ago
why does it really matter its a racing game..... i dont understand the problem 12 characters and its a racing game c'mon stop bitching. i wont be getting it cz im not into mariokart anymore dont get me wrong its a good game just im not into that now. but seriously 12 characters is enuff for a racing game......
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Mr_Nuts  +   496d ago
because past Mario Kart games have had a selection of characters, especially ones to unlock.

I don't see how this is a good thing
leemass24  +   496d ago
yer but theres 12 characters its not like theres going to be a lack of choices cmon seriously your just nit picking.
vakarian75  +   496d ago
I think its because you can actually see the character your playing as and they all have karts that handle differently with different stats.
just-joe  +   496d ago
It's hard to take anything anyone says seriously when it's not a person working on the game.
Jagsrock  +   496d ago
how are wario and todette new characters? this makes no sense, there has to be more unlockable characters
Jagsrock  +   496d ago
ok so i'm pretty sure this guy is talking about the demo, which has 12 characters not the actual game.
PrimeGrime  +   496d ago
Here comes the DLC.. Just like Luigi for NSMBU.. but no I gotta buy Luigi as DLC in "Super Mario Bros." hence the brothers part..
vakarian75  +   496d ago
Your not buying Luigi you can be Luigi in the regular game the doc is a whole new story dedicated to Luigi with differences in each stage.
CaptainN  +   493d ago
I think they ment Waluigi not Wario....12 does seem rather low though for a Mario Kart on a home console. Hopefully with all the time they have until release in 2014, they will add more!
Tweedle  +   491d ago
Excuse me but they seem to be getting this from
"Mario Kart 8 will support 12 player multiplayer and it will be available Spring 2014 for Nintendo’s Wii u." Which means that there will be 12 players at once, Not 12 characters in total. ... Er nevermind i saw the part that says 12 characters, I hope it's not true...
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