Race to the finish line with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch

It appears that another Mario game will be making its way to Nintendo's upcoming Switch console. Other games in the hybrid console's lineup include Super Mario Odyssey, Sonic Mania, ARMS, 1-2 Switch, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Super Bomberman R, and Splatoon 2.

The company has revealed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is headed to its console as well.

The title is an overhauled version of the original Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. With emphasis on competitive racing and multiplayer, the kart racing game was very well-received by gamers and reviewers alike. It currently boasts a Metacritic score of 88/100.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe appears to offer more of the same. Nintendo describes it as a "definitive" edition of the original game, saying that it offers a lot of new content. All race tracks from the Wii U version - including those from post-launch DLCs - will be available. Similarly, many familiar faces will be making their return to the game such as Bowser Jr., King Boo and Dry Bones, along with a few new ones, such as the Inklings from Splatoon.

Nintendo says that the "Battle" mode has been revamped. New race courses include Battle Stadium and Urchin Underpass. In addition, three new vehicles have also been added to the garage - two of which are inspired from Splatoon. Up to eight players can race against each other in local wireless multiplayer, and the company has also introduced a "Smart Steering" feature in order to aid younger players stay on the track. You can watch the trailer for the title below:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch on April 28, 2017; more than a month after the console's launch.

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