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Mario Kart 8 confirmed for May with flashy screenshots, trailer and new characters

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Nintendo previously alluded to the fact that Mario Kart 8 would be out in May for the Wii U during the company’s most recent financial results investor call, but thanks to yesterday’s Nintendo Direct broadcast it was confirmed that the newest entry to the long-running and ultra popular arcade kart racer will be available in stores and on the Nintendo eShop starting May 30th.

In addition to the date confirmation, Nintendo announced a swathe of new characters that will join the regular racer roster in the form of all of Bowser’s seven Koopalings, namely Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy. To mark the occasion, you can watch a brand new flashy trailer for Mario Kart 8 showcasing the despicable group and peer through the latest set of screenshots, all below:

Mario Kart 8 Wii U – February Trailer

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