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.

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PopRocks3591954d ago

Only twelve playable characters? Kind of disappointing, but hey I'll take twelve player multiplayer online any day.

Myst1954d ago

Yeah I was kind of disappointed when I read that also Warrior as a new character? We've seen him before.

abzdine1954d ago

yeah that's pretty low character list. DLC characters could appear over time maybe

Phil321954d ago

I think there will be many more. Secret characters have been a staple of the series since Double Dash.

PopRocks3591954d 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.

Phil321954d 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.

Relientk771954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Seriously that's it?

Nintendo should add more characters than that, cmon

Mr_Nuts1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

I know this is highly disapointing, unlocking characters in these games was one of the best things.

Donkey Kong
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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kirbyu1954d ago

Only 12 characters? It's possible that's how many were shown in the trailer.

ThyMagicSword1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

I'm overwhelmed by the shier number of characters! So many... wow, I must write...

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