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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
MK8 Deluxe - Box NA
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Released Japan April 28, 2017
USA April 28, 2017
Europe April 28, 2017
Brazil April 28, 2017
Australia April 28, 2017
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Online Play
ESRB:ESRB E - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3 - 3 years and older
CERO:CERO A - All ages
ACB:ACB G - General
USK:USK 0 - All ages
DEJUS:DEJUS L - General audience

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (abbreviated to MK8DX) is an upcoming kart-racing game exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. It is the enhanced port of Mario Kart 8 and will be released worldwide on April 28, 2017.

This game will include the Inklings as new playable characters along with three returning characters from previous games: Dry Bones, King Boo and Bowser Jr. In addition, the Shine Thief and Bob-omb Blast battle games from Double Dash!! return as playable options in Battle Mode along with a new mode, Renegade Roundup.


All Mario Kart 8 characters have returned, including the DLC racers.




Character Unlock Criteria

  • Gold Mario: Complete all cups in 200cc

New Karts

The Koopa Clown returns from Mario Kart 7, while 2 new ATVs, the Splat Buggy and Inkstriker have been added.

New Items

The Boo and Feather return from Mario Kart DS and Super Mario Kart, respectively.

amiibo Compatibility

All amiibo compatible with Mario Kart 8 are compatible once again in MK8DX, with some new features. Tapping any Animal Crossing Series amiibo will give you the Animal Crossing Mii Racing Suit, and tapping the Boy or Girl Inkling amiibo will give you the Boy and Girl Inkling Mii Racing Suits, respectively.

Other New Features and Changes

  • In the trailer, Waluigi is shown drifting with purple sparks. It is currently unknown if the purple sparks will be an exclusive addition to 200cc, a feature for all driving classes, or a warning that will tell you that you are about to burn out.
  • Course maps are now white instead of blue.
  • If smart steering mode is on, there will be an antenna sticking out of their kart's rear end.

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