New Mario Kart 8 Screenshots (UPDATE: New screens!)

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (54559 posts) -

God these look absolutely gorgeous. The track design looks amazingly creative, probably the best in a kart racer yet, and the game looks visually stunning. You could tell me this was a PS4 game and I would believe you, because of how amazing it looks.

Mario Kart 8 is out in May, and this is hyping me up. Are you gonna get it?

EDIT: Here's another batch:

#2 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (12854 posts) -

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

#3 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10073 posts) -

Nintendo is very good at producing cartoony yet technically impressive graphics.

#4 Posted by Alcapello (544 posts) -

Why are their tracks so short?

#5 Posted by Crazyguy105 (9502 posts) -

I hope it's better balanced than Mario Kart Wii.

If Bikes have the wheelies that boost your speed... I'm gonna be upset.

#6 Posted by iambatman7986 (388 posts) -

Looks fantastic. Day One for me.

#7 Edited by Kaze_no_Mirai (10894 posts) -

@alcapello: I'm pretty sure you can only see the full track on one of those images. It is short, but it looks like it will be the easiest track in the game. All Mario Kart games have simple and short tracks like that for the easiest cup.

#8 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8689 posts) -

You could tell me this was a PS4 game and I would believe you, because of how amazing it looks.

Lol.

#9 Posted by Desmonic (12815 posts) -

Needs MOAR grey+bloom+cloths physics+cloud+GDDR5 to be a proper next-gen game! :P

Nah, but seriously looks awesome. Though the full track on the bottom pick looks rather short (maybe there is stuff hidden though). Should be pretty good (if not nearly as exciting as SASRT :P )!

#10 Posted by Slashkice (12988 posts) -

I don't think I'll get it. I've been losing interest in the series with each entry and Sonic Kart has filled any kart-racing void in my library.

#11 Posted by charizard1605 (54559 posts) -

Guys, the final track is a mobius strip. You race both on it, and under it. Look at the twist in its top right corner.

#12 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9458 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

I hope we just get another good Crash period at this point.

But on topic, I think Mario Kart 8 looks like an excellent game more and more each time I see new info or screenshots about it.

#13 Posted by wolverine4262 (18816 posts) -

You would believe Mario Kart was a PS4 game?

#14 Posted by charizard1605 (54559 posts) -

Here's another screen:

#15 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (12854 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

I hope we just get another good Crash period at this point.

But on topic, I think Mario Kart 8 looks like an excellent game more and more each time I see new info or screenshots about it.

Maybe ND really is working on it, that would be awesome.

#16 Posted by millerlight89 (18338 posts) -

Why are their tracks so short?

That's one track sweetheart

#17 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9458 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

I hope we just get another good Crash period at this point.

But on topic, I think Mario Kart 8 looks like an excellent game more and more each time I see new info or screenshots about it.

Maybe ND really is working on it, that would be awesome.

If they are, that would really increase my chances of buying a PS4. I always thought the original three Crash games were some of the best platformers of their time. I also thought CTR was better than Mario Kart 64.

#18 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2621 posts) -

But how many p's does it have???

#19 Posted by Bigboi500 (28813 posts) -
#20 Posted by charizard1605 (54559 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

I hope we just get another good Crash period at this point.

But on topic, I think Mario Kart 8 looks like an excellent game more and more each time I see new info or screenshots about it.

Maybe ND really is working on it, that would be awesome.

If they are, that would really increase my chances of buying a PS4. I always thought the original three Crash games were some of the best platformers of their time. I also thought CTR was better than Mario Kart 64.

That's not saying much, seeing as how Mario Kart 64 absolutely sucked.

#21 Posted by Alcapello (544 posts) -

@alcapello: I'm pretty sure you can only see the full track on one of those images. It is short, but it looks like it will be the easiest track in the game. All Mario Kart games have simple and short tracks like that for the easiest cup.

I told myself that last gen, the tracks were few and short (and recycled).

#22 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (12854 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

I hope we just get another good Crash period at this point.

But on topic, I think Mario Kart 8 looks like an excellent game more and more each time I see new info or screenshots about it.

Maybe ND really is working on it, that would be awesome.

If they are, that would really increase my chances of buying a PS4. I always thought the original three Crash games were some of the best platformers of their time. I also thought CTR was better than Mario Kart 64.

Yeah I really liked the course design in CTR, it put mario kart to shame.

#23 Posted by charizard1605 (54559 posts) -

@Kaze_no_Mirai said:

@alcapello: I'm pretty sure you can only see the full track on one of those images. It is short, but it looks like it will be the easiest track in the game. All Mario Kart games have simple and short tracks like that for the easiest cup.

I told myself that last gen, the tracks were few and short (and recycled).

Once again, the one full track that you can see is twice as long as you see, because it's a mobius strip. See the top right corner, and how it twists on itself.

Zero G looping tracks are the theme of this game, hell that's where the '8' even comes from.

If you want more proof about the mobius strip, here's a developer interview.

#24 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9458 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

I hope we just get another good Crash period at this point.

But on topic, I think Mario Kart 8 looks like an excellent game more and more each time I see new info or screenshots about it.

Maybe ND really is working on it, that would be awesome.

If they are, that would really increase my chances of buying a PS4. I always thought the original three Crash games were some of the best platformers of their time. I also thought CTR was better than Mario Kart 64.

That's not saying much, seeing as how Mario Kart 64 absolutely sucked.

For it's time, I think MK64 was pretty good. The game definitely has aged poorly though:

  • The A.I. just seems downright horrible now (you could argue that it sucked then probably).
  • The single-player sucks because there's only Grand Prix and Time Trial (for some reason, Double Dash did this too and pissed me off about that game).
  • There's almost no difference between the characters. Hell, even the manual said there's not much difference in how they all play.

I think MK64 is still a charming game and had some pretty memorable tracks, but it has definitely not aged gracefully, and I think it was probably the low point of that franchise.

#25 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9458 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I hope Sony gives us another crash team racing. What an amazing game that was.

I hope we just get another good Crash period at this point.

But on topic, I think Mario Kart 8 looks like an excellent game more and more each time I see new info or screenshots about it.

Maybe ND really is working on it, that would be awesome.

If they are, that would really increase my chances of buying a PS4. I always thought the original three Crash games were some of the best platformers of their time. I also thought CTR was better than Mario Kart 64.

Yeah I really liked the course design in CTR, it put mario kart to shame.

Even had more characters, tracks, and modes. It pretty much outclassed Mario Kart 64 in every category I can think of.

#26 Posted by Meinhard1 (6745 posts) -

I've been very apathetic about recent Mario Karts, so I think it says something that I've been interested in this game since its announcement.

#27 Edited by Heil68 (42747 posts) -

I'm probably going to skip this game.

#28 Edited by charizard1605 (54559 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

I'm probably going to skip this game.

Heil, how will you ever like your Wii U or start using it if you never buy any games for it? :p

#29 Posted by Sphensen (708 posts) -

I can see myself getting very furious with Rainbow Road

#30 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9458 posts) -

@Sphensen said:

I can see myself getting very furious with Rainbow Road

I can imagine Rainbow Road will be even more hated than ever before with this game.

#31 Posted by Alcapello (544 posts) -

@Sphensen said:

I can see myself getting very furious with Rainbow Road

The worst is the ones without limits, with a banana peel to boot.

#32 Posted by Bigboi500 (28813 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

I'm probably going to skip this game.

Heil, how will you ever like your Wii U or start using it if you never buy any games for it? :p

He hardly plays any games on Playstation either. irl he mostly plays 360/Xbox One/PC games. King of the fakeboys.

#33 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11385 posts) -

Looks like a Wii game rofl

#34 Posted by Heil68 (42747 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

I'm probably going to skip this game.

Heil, how will you ever like your Wii U or start using it if you never buy any games for it? :p

He hardly plays any games on Playstation either. irl he mostly plays 360/Xbox One/PC games. King of the fakeboys.

Nope, I'm going for 1k Trophies now. :D

#35 Posted by Bigboi500 (28813 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

I'm probably going to skip this game.

Heil, how will you ever like your Wii U or start using it if you never buy any games for it? :p

He hardly plays any games on Playstation either. irl he mostly plays 360/Xbox One/PC games. King of the fakeboys.

Nope, I'm going for 1k Trophies now. :D

I'm over 2k nub. Go play with your Kinect machines. :P

#36 Posted by PsychoLemons (1921 posts) -

Can they please change the Battle Mode system...

#37 Posted by Heil68 (42747 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

I'm probably going to skip this game.

Heil, how will you ever like your Wii U or start using it if you never buy any games for it? :p

He hardly plays any games on Playstation either. irl he mostly plays 360/Xbox One/PC games. King of the fakeboys.

Nope, I'm going for 1k Trophies now. :D

I'm over 2k nub. Go play with your Kinect machines. :P

Damn! The top guy looks like he has ...

30,876
TROPHIES

Might Have to get him on the podcast ;)

#38 Edited by charizard1605 (54559 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@Heil68 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

I'm probably going to skip this game.

Heil, how will you ever like your Wii U or start using it if you never buy any games for it? :p

He hardly plays any games on Playstation either. irl he mostly plays 360/Xbox One/PC games. King of the fakeboys.

Nope, I'm going for 1k Trophies now. :D

I'm over 2k nub. Go play with your Kinect machines. :P

Damn! The top guy looks like he has ...

30,876
TROPHIES

Might Have to get him on the podcast ;)

Didn't someone just hit Level 100 on PSN?

#39 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3250 posts) -

I've said this before, but man, this game is beautiful.

#40 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16145 posts) -

I'm so excited for this game. Mario Kart games just keep getting better and better and this one looks to have some excellent track design.

Except for Mario Kart Wii of course, that game was awful.

Looks like a Wii game rofl

It's hard to see with that santa hat in front of your face.

#41 Posted by Ghost120x (3656 posts) -

This game is like candy to my eyes.

#42 Edited by Heil68 (42747 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@Heil68 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

I'm probably going to skip this game.

Heil, how will you ever like your Wii U or start using it if you never buy any games for it? :p

He hardly plays any games on Playstation either. irl he mostly plays 360/Xbox One/PC games. King of the fakeboys.

Nope, I'm going for 1k Trophies now. :D

I'm over 2k nub. Go play with your Kinect machines. :P

Damn! The top guy looks like he has ...

30,876
TROPHIES

Might Have to get him on the podcast ;)

Didn't someone just hit Level 100 on PSN?

Looks like lots of people are at 100.

#43 Posted by bbkkristian (14784 posts) -

Day 1.

#44 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8624 posts) -

I'm still on the fence about this game. I've been down on Mario Kart the past few years. More than anything, I'm not a fan of the blue shell. That thing is just a really bad game design choice no matter how I look at it.

I've always enjoyed the time trials in these games though. I just hope the track design is a lot better than what was present in Mario Kart 7. That game was a big let down in my books (especially since Mario Kart Wii's track designs were so well done). Maybe it's just franchise fatigue.

#45 Posted by blackace (19808 posts) -

This is the 1 out of 4 reasons to get a Wii U. If they start selling the system for $200 or less, I'll grab this game.

#46 Posted by blamix99 (1550 posts) -

once this is out, im getting a WiiU

#47 Posted by madskills6117 (4021 posts) -

Looks pretty impressive. Finally something worth getting excited about for Wii U.

#48 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8689 posts) -

I'm still on the fence about this game. I've been down on Mario Kart the past few years. More than anything, I'm not a fan of the blue shell. That thing is just a really bad game design choice no matter how I look at it.

I've always enjoyed the time trials in these games though. I just hope the track design is a lot better than what was present in Mario Kart 7. That game was a big let down in my books (especially since Mario Kart Wii's track designs were so well done). Maybe it's just franchise fatigue.

I'm in complete agreement on that.

"You're in first place? Well fuck you."

#49 Edited by m_machine024 (14845 posts) -

I just hope that the framerate stays 60fps during local 4 player splitscreen unlike MKWii. And that the battle mode isn't team only anymore.

But yeah so far so good. Online, the potential could be huge.

#50 Edited by AznbkdX (3117 posts) -

If you have seen the gameplay vids you would have seen all this in motion. Impressive, and will surely be a welcome addition to my catalog.