Nintendo has confirmed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be coming exclusively to Switch on April 28th. It’s basically the complete edition of Wii U’s Mario Kart 8; it features the core game along with all previously released DLC. Thanks to the innovative Joy-Con Controlers, two players can get the fun on the way with the console’s built-in screen.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will have 48 courses available from the start, as well as five speed classes, including the expertly challenging 150cc Mirror Mode and the high-octane, ultra-fast 200cc mode. Additionally, players will now be able to choose from 42 racers, including returning fan favourites King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.
For those seeking a challenge, Gold Mario awaits the finest players who can complete all cups in 200cc. Friends can also suit up and take to the asphalt with the ability to bring their Mii into the game as a racer. Also new to the series are the Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from*Splatoon 2, who bring new vehicle parts and the new Urchin Underpass course for battle mode, all based on the multiplayer shooter.
Battle mode has been revamped and expanded in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with eight dedicated courses to choose from. On top of Balloon Battle, both Bob-omb Blast and Shine Thief modes return from Mario Kart Double Dash!!, while Coin Runners makes a comeback from Mario Kart Wii. Battlers can also enjoy a brand new cops and robbers-style mode known as Renegade Roundup.