New Mario Kart 8 Update Adding Three Mercedes-Benz Cars, Plus Loads of Requested Features

These look so hilariously out of place…

Posted By | On 07th, Aug. 2014 Under Article, Video News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

When Mario Kart 8 released exclusively on the Wii U earlier this year, we absolutely loved it, calling it a hallmark of game design, and Nintendo’s purest game in years. That said, the game did have its issues, and in a rare move, Nintendo has taken to addressing them in an upcoming update for the game, that fixes a lot of the niggles with the game, and also adds three Mercedes-Benz cars to the game. Yes, Mercedes-Benz cars. You read that right. In a Mario Kart game. No, really. You can see the trailer above if you don’t believe me.

Among the new features the update adds are included:

  • Drivers will now have the option to display the course map on the TV screen during races.
  • Users will be able to check out statistics such as their total number of coins accumulated, win-loss record from online play, and their most frequently selected character overall.
  • Users will be able to change options of others’ Mario Kart TV downloaded highlight reels, such as changing the focus to a new character or event.
  • The order of the menu after each race will be changed to “ Next Race”, followed by “Watch Highlight Reel”.
  • The game will remember the most recent customized kart settings that were selected, even if the Wii U system is powered down.
  • Improvements to stability of connection in online play to enhance the user experience.

Starting  27th August and all the way through 23rd September, Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz will also host an online worldwide “Mercedes Cup” tournament. All competitors need is a Wii U console, Mario Kart 8, a broadband Internet connection and the Mercedes-Benz karts. Access to the “Mercedes Cup” in the game can be found in the online tournament section.

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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    This is update is gonna make an awesome game even awesomer.

    • Hermione Granger

      update patches dont last forever on the servers… and you will be left
      with half finished game in the future. these update releases is no
      blessings, its a plague… they should instead take the time to finish
      the game before release.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      they did finish it…all the DLC and patches are things they didn’t hold back, they decided on it after game was finished. Don’t lump them with DICE or Activision.

    • Hermione Granger

      did you read the news article?.. it clearly say they added functionality that was not in the game when they released it… and i am not talking about skins,cars and new maps here..

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Well I know that but you misunderstood how these things work. No developer has been able to replicate a perfect online experience where no patches have been needed so your point is moot since all devs with multiplayer games will need to shut down servers and risk messing up the infrastructure. You really think devs will just delay so zero patches are needed LOL it isn’t that simple.

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  • This game is classic Tux Kart – nothing new. The only characters are changed.


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