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Wii U developer direct - Mario Kart 8

by rawmeatcowboy
11 June 2013
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- team wanted to add something entirely new, which is what lead to anti-gravity
- tires transform to allow for racing on walls/ceilings
- unique course that looks like a mobius strip
- this lead the team to title the game Mario Kart 8
- use Miiverse to talk to other players
- host tournaments, set rules, play with friends and others
- 12 karts can compete in a match in local and internet modes
- game creates 30 second highlight reel showing best moments of the race
- share replay data on Miiverse
- service is called Mario Kart TV
- watch replay data here
- show off victories to others as well
- consider the game a multiplayer communication tool
- want to make the game so people around the world can play together and have more fun
- controllers supported, Wiimote/Nunchuk, Wii Wheel, GamePad
- excited to be working in HD
- think the visuals help immerse you even more
- also supports 60FPS
- want to keep 60fps for 2-player mode
- want it to be the definitive Mario Kart