Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Box (NA).png
The box for the game; a female Inkling is featured towards the top.
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Nintendo Switch
Release Date 28 April 2017 (Worldwide)
Genre Racing
Game Modes
Game Size
Ratings Everyone (North America)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a kart racing game released for the Nintendo Switch console. The game was first revealed as part of the Nintendo Switch Presentation on 13 January 2017 in Tokyo, Japan and is a port of Mario Kart 8, a game on the Wii U. A trailer was released for the game, which included a preview of Splatoon-themed content in the game.[1] The game is the first in the Mario Kart series to include references and content from Splatoon.

Splatoon references

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe introduces Splatoon characters and other references to the Mario Kart series. Both male and female Inklings are introduced as playable characters, with three different costume variants each. A new battle mode course is introduced named Urchin Underpass based on the original Urchin Underpass stage from Splatoon as well as two Splatoon-themed ATV's, the Splat Buggy and the Inkstriker (heavily based on the Inkstrike). A new Inkling-themed amiibo costume unlocked by placing any Splatoon amiibo is also added.

The selectable costume variants for the Inklings are as follows:

Inkling Girl:

Inkling Boy:


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