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Mario Kart 8
Box artwork for Mario Kart 8.
Japanese title マリオカート8
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Nintendo eShop
Release date(s)
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Wii U
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Nintendo Switch
Genre(s) Racing
System(s) Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
CERO: CERO A.jpg All ages
ESRB: ESRB E.png Everyone
PEGI: PEGI 3.png Ages 3+
Preceded by Mario Kart 7
Followed by Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
Series Mario Kart
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Mario Kart 8 (マリオカート8 Mario Kāto Eito?) is a kart racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is the eighth and latest installment in the Mario Kart series, and the eleventh overall. It was released worldwide in late May 2014, with 1.2 million copies sold in its first four days, making it the fastest selling Wii U game to date.

At E3 2014, it was announced that at some point in the future some titles, including Mario Kart 8, will have support for Nintendo's upcoming Amiibo line of figurines.

An updated version titled Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released in April 2017 for the Nintendo Switch. This version includes all the DLC and adds new characters, the ability to hold two items at once, and an upgraded Battle mode.

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