New Trailer for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Showcases Revamped Battle Mode (VIDEO)

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The Nintendo Switch is getting some upgraded Mario Kart fun! A new trailer has come to light showcasing an updated version of Mario Kart 8 for the Switch, being called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The footage reveals a ton of new features that look to make this new release a must-get, even for those that purchased the original. The video can be seen below:

The trailer shows off the Deluxe edition’s new features which consist of content previously released as DLC in the Wii U version of the game. The “definitive version” of the game revamps the Battle mode of Mario Kart 8, which now has new arena-style courses. Balloon Battle is making a return as is Renegade Roundup, Bob-omb Blast, Shine Thief, and Coin Runners from the standard edition.

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Other additions include a racetrack selection of 48 different maps and a touted character roster of “over 40 racers”. Included in this are new racers, vehicles, and levels inspired by the popular game Splatoon. All newcoming characters are made up of:

  • Inkling Girl
  • Inkling Boy
  • King Boo
  • Dry Bones
  • Bowser Jr.

Gamers can play with up to 4 players locally on a single Switch system or with up to 12 when they play online. The trailer also confirms a new steering wheel JoyCon peripheral that will be sold alongside Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when it releases next month on April 28.

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Are you excited for the upgraded Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Are the additional features and overhauled battle mode enough to justify a rebuy? Let us know in the comments and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for up-to-date coverage on all future Karting news. Also, head over to our Disqus channel if you enjoy talking about video games as much as we do. You can read more on the topic of Nintendo from these links below:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.

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