New Video Game Releases 2014 – Mario Kart 8
How many Mario Kart games do we need? As far as Nintendo is concerned, as many as we can get.
Much like Super Smash Bros. will do for the fighting series, Mario Kart 8 will bring the popular racing franchise onto the Wii U. The Mario Kart franchise has long been considered the definitive racing experience on Nintendo consoles (sorry, fellow F-Zero and Diddy Kong Racing fans), and the new video game looks to keep that streak alive.
Mario Kart 8 takes a familiar formula (Mario and friends racing go-karts) and adds a few new twists (antigravity tracks). It’s not a revolutionary overhaul of the Mario Kart system, but then again, it doesn’t need to be.
Mario Kart 8 will succeed as one of the hottest new video game releases for the same reason its predecessors did: Nothing’s better than shooting your first-place friends with blue shells.