Mario Kart 8 Gets New Three New Cars in Upcoming Update

Mario Kart 8 to Get New Cars in August 27th Update
Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page

Written by Dustin Murphy

Does your inner racer have enough options for vehicles to use, in Mario Kart 8? If not, we have some information from Nintendo, and this will surely be exciting. On August 27th, 2014; players will be able to get the Mario Kart 8 update on the Wii U, which will include new features and allow the ability to obtain three new free vehicles through the in-game download options. The three vehicles that will be released are the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950’s, and the well-known legendary Silver Arrow from the 1930’s. Let alone are these being released, but as of today, players can now obtain Super Mario Kart on the Wii U for 7.99 USD on the eShop to celebrate with for those who never experienced the original title.

Other features that are also coming in the update include access to the new “Mercedes Cup” in game and found in the online tournament sections. The other changes include the ability to display the course map on screen during races, the order of which the menu will be displayed so that it shows “Next Race”, as well as “Watch Highlight Reel”. Players will also remember the most recent kart options you have selected, even if you’ve shut your Wii U down for the time being. Players can change the options of how other players’ Mario Kart TV downloaded reels will show up, this includes the ability to focus on other characters or actions.

A score screen will be added so players can see how many coins they’ve collected, as well as their own win-loss record, for their online battles including their most frequented characters. This update includes stability improvements when playing online to help players have an enhanced experience, which many are excited for.

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