The Bob-Omb Blast and Shine Thief battle modes could be making their way to Mario Kart 8 in the near future, as depicted by a newly surfaced image.
If those rumors are true, i find very strange that they have been leaked so easily. Without doubt, image looks real...
I'm willing to bet these last two rumors Nintendo News published came from someone at E3.
Exactly. Even though the Digital Event is tomorrow, they already have setup Nintendo's booth at E3, so there's a lot of chance someone was sneaking there to leak news.
Nintendo WANTS these to leak out...possibly. to hype people up maybe? They could STEAL the summer by including BLOCK FORT.
OMG please be true, battle mode atm sucks
Indeed. While I actually somewhat enjoy the battle mode in Mario Kart 8, it feels lifeless and empty. It feels like Nintendo spent all of their work and resources on making the rest of the game and then they realized, "Oh yeah... every Mario Kart has had a battle mode.. we should throw one together real quick." It has no thought behind it, at all. It alleviates the problem of going in constant circles around each other on certain arenas in past battle modes, but it removes the fun in the process. I'm personally hoping we will be able to customize which items get used in the battles... Past just shells and bob-ombs. I'm talking a checklist like Super Smash Bros. Brawl's item system, where you can check if you want only Red Shells, only Invincibility Stars, or perhaps Green Shells with Bob-Ombs... I wish there were more customization in general. Hopefully this image is legitimate, and hopefully it is a sign that DLC will indeed be coming to Mario Kart 8. With Nintendo's previous record with DLC, especially most recently with Mario Golf: World Tour, I welcome more tracks, characters, and modes with very warm and open arms. :) I wonder if they'll be able to squeeze a Coin Rush mode into this one... that could be super fun!
Very well said my good friend :)
Include new arena maps in the dlc that hosts these new modes, and they'll make a fortune off of it if it's not free dlc...
DLC :) please!
DLC or a free update? True or not true? Hmm...
YES YES YES!!!
I'm not familiar with Bob-Omb Blast. What is special about that mode that you can't attain with current Battle Mode using only Bob-Ombs?
It's based on a points-and-time system to determine the winner, instead of on three hits via balloons. Everyone fights until either someone hits the points limit first, or time runs out. There's no ghosts or being knocked out early; you play till the very end.
I see. Thank you very much! :D
Well, and you get a boatload of bombs...Not just the typical one with each item. Explosions and frantic chaos everywhere. It's from Double Dash, you can Youtube it.
all they need to do is bring back block fort from Mariokart64. this was the best battle level ever and literally provided me with 1000s of hours of fun during my teens. for me, it's near criminal that Nintendo has kept this from me.
Awesome if true!!
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