Mario Kart 8: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:12:56 pm EDT, December 19, 2013| Updated:1:42 pm EDT, December 19, 2013|
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Above is the newest trailer for Mario Kart 8 released by Nintendo yesterday, December 18th. Many new screenshots and facts about the game have been released. Here's 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know.

1. You Can Now Play as Rosalina

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Rosalina, of Super Mario World 3-D fame is now a playable character. Reportedly, Mario Kart 8 will feature her and various "baby" Nintendo characters including Baby Mario and Baby Luigi.


2. New Levels Include an Airport, Desert, and The Clouds

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3. New Vehicles Include UFOs, Four-Wheelers, Gliders, and Bikes

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4. No Date Release Date Has Been Given

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Eurogamer reports that no date has been given as a release date.

5. The Game is Widely Anticipated by Critics, Calling It 'The First Big Wii U Game'

Metro.co.uk labeled it "The First Big Wii Game."

The game was announced in January at E3. We patiently await more details on this exciting title for the Wii U - and really, we're just hoping it's as good as Mario Kart 64!

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