Submitted by Valay 707d ago | screenshot

Mario Kart 8 screenshots

Nintendo has released some beautiful new screenshots from Mario Kart 8. (Mario Kart 8, Wii U)

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MONKEYDLUFFY  +   707d ago
Welcome to Next Gen boys
abzdine  +   707d ago
looks really nice and i'm sure this game will be great fun :D It's a game i have to buy.
On PS3 we got ModNation Racers, looks amazing and really my favorite kart game racer. Hope they make a second one.
Monolith  +   707d ago
Have you played little big planet karting. That game is sooooooo awesome! Very hard too. Check it out! Real cheap now.
abzdine  +   707d ago
@Monolith: i actually have it in my DD after i got it for free on PS+ but i dont know i prefered the gameplay of MNR.
i might need to get back to LBPK.. thanks 4 the reminder
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123pol  +   707d ago
it's current gen now since all "next gen consoles" are out.. ;)
gonna be fun to play :P
JodyCones  +   707d ago
Wii U and PS4 are the way to go people!
GoPanthers999  +   707d ago
You mean X1 and Wii U :-).
Toman85  +   707d ago
Why not PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC like I have done? :P
roland82  +   707d ago
Sony fanboys always finds away to bring up ps4.
Venox2008  +   706d ago
best combo this gen, plus a pc if you can afford it :)
PSNrandom15  +   707d ago
Love them next gen stairs ;)
Beastforlifenoob  +   706d ago
This is not next gen buddy sorry to say.
The images im looking at are infested with jaggies and there is obviously no type of anti aliasing. The geometry of the characters is fairly simple and things have most details "textured" in rather than actually modelled. There is very minimal signs of any bump,normal or displacement mapping present in the images. The lighting effects suit the style I will admit and having enviromentally physical based shaders is a nice touch but its not something we havent seen befrore. The clouds and sky are incredibly unrealistic as they are simple skyboxes rather than particle based dynamic clouds or sky/weather. As far as I can tell the game does not appear to have any sort of damage or realistic physical damage to any of the vechiles asthetically or physically which doesnt simply "destroy" the car but rather degrades certain aspects of it. There is very little proof of post processing effects such as bloom, cinematic grain, colour grading, sub surface scattering, bokeh, Depth of field, shadow/point light reflections, image basd reflections,foliage/cloth simulations, motion blur.

Please don't try and call this simple casual title "next gen". Nothing in the game is revolutionary, new or advanced.
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R00bot  +   706d ago
Are you serious? It's Mario Kart.
The game is more fun than any game that has all those fancy effects you stated.

Why would you want vehicle damage in Mario Kart?

Why would you want bloom in any game? The movie industry spent millions of dollars trying to prevent bloom.

Why would you even care if the game has any of those things?
As long as the game is FUN then it's a good game. We don't want a tech demo, we want fun.
Neonridr  +   706d ago
I highly doubt these are 1080p screens. Otherwise they would fill my 1080p monitor when I click on them, which they don't.

I will reserve judgement until I get to play it, but from off screen videos we have seen of the game being played, it looks incredibly smooth and personally I think the game has never looked better.

I wouldn't want photo-realistic graphics for Mario Kart. I am not playing Gran Turismo 6. Nintendo games are always about colour and vibrancy, which this game has in spades.

Picture #4 is my personal favorite. The lighting effects look top notch.
MsmackyM  +   706d ago
@beastforlifenoob, go play a painting.
for we are many  +   707d ago
Beside the well known and loved Game play and control quality of MK franchise, MK 8's graphics look really super impressive with huge inventive levels and use of different vehicles and gravity tricks. This is shaping up to be the best iteration of the franchise and at least on par with the level of quality and attention to detail seen in the recent SM3DW. Excellent job Nintendo!
ape007  +   707d ago
Amazing on every level, that's what happen when u combine good technology with great game design skills,

this look to be the best MK game since double dash and mk64

oh and also dat DK trailer

wiiu is freakin amazing, hope sales pick up big time
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XboxFun  +   707d ago
Wow, that is some hot sex going on in those screenshots. THIS is what should have been on WiiU day ONE!
Theyellowflash30  +   707d ago
Wii U not next gen? LOL
NihonjinChick  +   707d ago
I really love how colorful and vibrant Nintendo's games look. I don't understand why a lot of other developers are so obsessed with gray and making their games look so depressing.
BlackWolf  +   707d ago
The way I see it, action games require a "chaotic" scenary, so the hero has to brave through it while fighting enemies right and left. That, and the new standard of post-apocalyptic worlds make the art style bizarre, with desolate ground perfect for "badassery". The pure fantasy worlds are more apropiate for the colorful environments, but their production has been declining with the latest tendencies... It's a matter of what's popular.
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starfox079  +   707d ago
Graphics are insane and we all know they will polish the hell out of MK8 can't wait wow....this track looks outstanding..

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Beastforlifenoob  +   706d ago
They arent "insane" there is no anti-aliasing, no bloom, no bokeh, no depth of field, no normal displacement or bump mapping, no particle based clouds (the clouds are just skyboxes). There is no colour grading, Much od the gemotery is EXTREMELY simple. It does not have realistic physics or vechile damage, the cars are disproportioned to the characters even if they are just karts, the trees are simple 2d sprites and there seems to be not cloth or foliage simulations, there seems to be no tesselation, particle effects are almost non existent, there is no physically based reflections.

Killzone shadowfall, Ryse, Driveclub, witcher 3, assassins creed IV are all almost photo realistic THOS games look stunning and "insane" not this stupid crap.
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Sincere0121  +   706d ago
Lol at this fanboy. Lol
browngamer41  +   706d ago
This game looks fantastic, if you can't see that then there's no helping you- half of what you wrote is outright bullshit the other half I'm not technical enough to know any better(example, particle effects..this game is covered in em) but whatever some people can't stand to admit that Nintendo knows how to make a beautiful game..
R00bot  +   706d ago
It's funny because in the picture he linked there's actually bloom, depth of field, anti-aliasing, bokeh, colour grading is bad for a game that's not brown, why would you want vehicle damage or realistic physics, why would you say that the characters proportions compared to the karts have anything to do with graphics (it's meant to look like that anyway. It's bloody Mario Kart), there's cloth and foliage simulations, there's tessellation on almost all stages, particle effects are everywhere (how can you not see them?), there's heaps of physically based reflections.

Assassin's Creed IV is far from photo realistic, have you not seen the comparisons? It looks as good on the Wii U as it does on the PS4.
Why would you want a boring game that tries to look photo realistic?
I'd take Mario Kart 8 over that stupid crap any day.
TheEvilWithin  +   707d ago
Day 1 buy for me and a must have!!! Game looks AMAZING! Good job Nintendo!
Duke19  +   707d ago
Took them long enough

Seriously though, looks great.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   707d ago
I don't mind waiting when I'm waiting for video games of this high quality!!!!!!
ion666  +   707d ago
I dont care who you are.if you dont like mario kart.You dont know about games.That game was fun as hell.
Dehnus  +   707d ago
And knowing Nintendo? This runs at a constant 60fps :).
jcnba28  +   707d ago
Looks fantastic so far, also nice to see the baby characters return from Double Dash.
TRD4L1fe  +   707d ago
might have to pick up a WiiU now
GoPanthers999  +   707d ago
Mario Kart ruined me for other racing games, that includes Forza 5, etc. The best thing about Nintendo may be, although it takes them eternity to finish a game, at least their games don't need umpteen updates and patches to play properly. MS and Sony have lost site of providing a complete, polished game at launch, instead we get patch after patch, and mandatory updates. I do have an X1, but I do not like the trend of shipping half finished games.
Lenns  +   707d ago
Don't have a Wii U, but this looks very intriguing.
Moonman  +   707d ago
Love it!
turgore  +   707d ago
I'll consider buying the wii u if it drops in price.
ZainreFang  +   707d ago
It's easy to find a Wii U below MSRP these days...
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Qrphe  +   707d ago
Given the pixel size and image resolution I guess the game will be 720p. Not that it matters anyhow.
Sincere0121  +   706d ago
I doubt it as most Wii U games are 1080p 60fps so I doubt they'll hold back on Mario Karts.
R00bot  +   706d ago
I think it was confirmed 1080p 60fps. The livestream was only 720p, though. That's where these shots are from.

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