Mario Kart 8 will be releasing on the 30th of May across the world, revealed Nintendo during yesterday's Nintendo Direct.
In a trailer showcased at the event, not only was the release date revealed, but 7 new playable characters were also confirmed. These characters are Bowser's Koopalings minions: Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy.
Mario Kart 8 will incorporate anti-gravity mechanics, allowing players to race on walls and upside-down tracks. Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, had previously stated that he hopes that the title will help Nintendo by boosting the Wii U sales.