DHGF: It’s been clear to me ever since the last two entries that the franchise is in serious need of some kind of shakeup. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is my favorite for a reason, as the two person kart setup was so brilliant in its execution. It really needs to come back (I said as much to the Nintendo rep there); but if not that, then I hope they are able to find some mechanic that is able to keep the experience from being stale. Could driving on walls be the gimmick it’s looking for? Perhaps. In the meantime, I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one in the months to come. Mario Kart 8 releases in 2014 for the Wii U.