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Mario Kart 8 Devs Praise Power of Wii U - "It's a very pretty game"

Gamespot - Director and producer say upcoming racing game will deliver a visually impressive experience thanks to the technical ability of the Wii U.

Thanks to the power of the Wii U, Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 will deliver a visually impressive racing game the likes of which fans of the franchise have never seen, according to the game's designers.

"We're working with HD for the first time, and we really wanted to take advantage of that," Mario Kart 8 producer Hideki Konno said in a roundtable interview attended by GameSpot. "The last console version was Mario Kart Wii, which was released in 2008, so it was about six years ago. And during those six years, we were able to incorporate a lot of technology in our development process, but especially on the graphics side. So we put a lot of effort into making this a good looking game--it's a very pretty game."

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AKR787d ago

All one needs to do is look at a single screenshot to see that this thing has some real power to it. This game is GORGEOUS! I thought Nintendo Land was bright and colorful, but this further improves on it.

BoneBone787d ago

This is only only 15 months in to the Wii U's life, and into Nintendo's experience with HD - imagine what might be in year three and four.

I'm hoping with the more experience they themselves get, the more their development tools and documentation improve, so third parties get get ports looking and performing better.

3-4-5787d ago (Edited 787d ago )

THIS is how good games can look without trying to be "realistic".

My Most wanted game right now probably, outside of maybe smash brothers, but I might want this game even more.

* Every Track looks beautiful & fun to drive on

* New Items are awesome

* New improvements to the old tracks look good.

* Toad's Turnpike, Royal Raceway Rainbow Road 64 = ALL IN THE GAME !

* We haven't even seen multiplayer or battle mode yet.

Say what you want, but I think this WILL be a system seller for sure.

How much of a system sell, I don't know, but this game will move units for sure.

--Onilink--787d ago

mario kart has usually been one of the biggest system sellers for Nintendo

And also the one with the biggest shelf life

Chrischi1988787d ago

Oh no, to many mario karts, oh wait, just 1 for home consoles in 6 years... that people do not feel stupid saying things like that^^

candy_mafia787d ago

As a Wii U owner I know this thing has power. Mario Kart 8 looks super awesome IMO and I can't wait to play it.

I think Wii U's problem is more about timing. It should have released 2 years earlier than PS4/X1.

Nintendo's poor communication regarding the system didn't help it's public perception either. Still, I love Wii U and it sits next to my PS4 with pride :)

Drithe787d ago

This game looks awesome.

crusf787d ago

And they said the Wii U had no good games.

Venox2008787d ago

those "they" after some time gonna eat their own socks from jealousy :)

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