Mario Kart 8 DLC opens some serious doors for the series

From the article, "Seeing Link stuffed into a tiny go kart, knees jutting from the sides, isn’t as strange a sight as it should be in 2014. After all, this is the first time in Mario Kart history we’ve seen guest characters from other games. Shut up, I haven’t ever seen a Mario Kart GP cabinet so it doesn’t count. Harumph. Unfortunately, the 90’s happened like 20 years ago, and crossovers just aren’t that interesting anymore. Random properties clashing into each other’s universes happens every other week in comic shops, and at this point Nintendo is pretty much comparable to the Marvel Universe anyway.

That said, seeing fresh new content in Mario Kart 8 - added post-launch, no less – is further proof that the system-selling franchise is evolving."

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-Foxtrot2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

I think we'll see the sequel open it's door to the rest of the Nintendo universe. It won't be "Mario Kart" as in "Just Mario and his pals" but it will feature many different Nintendo characters from all franchises...basically turning the game into Smash Bros Kart which is a very good thing and the most logical step forward to evolve the series.

If they do that though I really hope they can invent a good single player campaign though. I mean if you take what Crash Team Racing did with the Hub world and incoroapte that into Mario Kart then it could be amazing. Imagine the hub world being a massive map of the Mushroom Kingdom where you can drive around and find secret goodies, Easter eggs, collectibles.

Toad Town would contain Mushroom Cup tracks
Flower Fields would contain Flower Cup tracks
Koopa Village would contain Shell Cup tracks
Peach's Castle Star Cup tracks

and so on

Big_Game_Hunters2492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

Nintendo really is stuck in the past, just because you call it DLC and make it 12$ Doesn't change the fact that it has an expansion pack's worth of content. Nintedo when are you going to catch up to next-gen and give us overpriced DLC?!

deafdani2492d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if you got disagrees from people unable to detect sarcasm. I hope this observation prevents that. :3