Theres a rumour bubbling away over on Neogaf, that Nintendo are preparing a free demo for Mario Kart 8 which is scheduled to launch worldwide at the end of May exclusively for the Wii U.

As with all rumours of this nature it should be taken with a pinch of saly, but it\’s fun to imagine the possibilities regardless. Gaf user RobbieNick allegedly heard from a Nintendo rep at WonderCon that Nintendo were preparing a playable demo to be released on the eShop prior to the game\’s release at the end of May.


I was talking to one of the Nintendo reps at WonderCon and she told me there would be a playable demo released on E-Shop sometime before the release of the game (not sure exactly when) that would be larger than the 3-track demo shown on the show floor.

It is worth noting that to date Nintendo have not released any demos for their first party Wii U games, but did release a demo for the Platinum Games developed and simply fantastic Wonderful 101, which was sadly met with mixed reviews.

Written by Andy W.

Andy W.

I’m the Developer Liaison at Nintendo Enthusiast, and when I’m not working my butt off at the toy store I manage, I’m talking with developers from around the world, promoting crowd-funding campaigns, conducting interviews and also offering advice and support to developers looking to bring their games to Wii U & 3DS.

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