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Mario Kart 8 indirectly shows its potential to become an eSport with this latest video and commentary uploaded by Alan Boiston of Team VVV, the Motorsport and simulation YouTube channel. Alan’s F1 commentating expertise adds another dimension not usually experienced in a Mario Kart game. Enjoy the thrills and spills of an authentic Mario Kart track day as Boiston’s dulcet tones get the blood racing and offer some amusement to Mario Kart through the eyes of an F1 fan.
After witnessing the video below, I can’t say that I don’t wish Nintendo would add voice acted commentary to the game in some way. Perhaps such a feature should only be saved for the events and eSports scene though.
Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 both achieved critical and financial success with the latter achieving higher critical acclaim while aslo being my personal favorite of the two. Mario Kart 8 shows no signs of discontinuing what made the Wii and 3DS versions so great with the return of bikes from Mario Kart 8 and level of polish we saw with Mario Kart 7. Not to mention gliders are making a return to the Wii U version as well.
While much isn’t currently known about this new entry to the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart 8 is not a simple carbon copy of its two older brothers as it sports a whole new anti-gravity mechanic, effectively introducing a new way to play Mario Kart. Vehicles now levitate, also while driving on walls that twist and turn a up to a fully 360 degrees. We’ve also seen glimpses of an online component to the game, now enhanced with Miiverse. But perhaps for many, nothing will beat being able to play one of their favorite franchises in full HD.
If you’re looking forward to Mario Kart 8 as much as many of us here are, it may please you to know that the game is scheduled to release in Spring of 2014.