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Dystify
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(01-21-2017, 06:23 PM)
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There's new PR images from Nintendo Poland that confirm 5 types of Battle Mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.



Shine Runners or Shine Thief Coin Rush Balloon Battle Bob-omb Blast New Piranha Plant mode

It also shows new amiibo costumes from the game.







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Oregano
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(01-21-2017, 06:24 PM)
Huh I thought there was no Mii option in the character select. Guess that was just for the demo.
hupla
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(01-21-2017, 06:25 PM)
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oh hell yes shine thief
Zalman
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(01-21-2017, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oregano

Huh I thought there was no Mii option in the character select. Guess that was just for the demo.

There was a question mark. I assume it unlocks once you create a Mii on your device.
MANUELF
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(01-21-2017, 06:25 PM)
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They are the same outfits only the splatoon one is new I believe
Bamboo 竹
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(01-21-2017, 06:25 PM)
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Bom-omb the true Battle Mode is back!
Volotaire
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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Yo shine thief is back? Yes! Bo-omb blast too! A DD reunion.

EDIT: Ah perhaps Shine Runners.
KZXcellent
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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I'm gonna spend a LOT of time with Online Battle mode.
Skittzo0413
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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Piranha plant mode sounds really fun if it consists of just constantly holding onto piranha plants and trying to get behind other karts.
BGBW
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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ISABELLE UNLOCKS THE ANIMAL CROSSING LIKE THE PICTURE IN THE WII U VERSION SUGGESTS!
Oregano
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Zalman

There was a question mark. I assume it unlocks once you create a Mii on your device.

Oh right yeah, I figured that was random select...
Dystify
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by MANUELF

They are the same outfits only the splatoon one is new I believe

Oh they are? My bad then. The big news is the 5 battle modes anyway I guess.
ar4757
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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They're really making up for MK8's lack of battle
ridley182
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(01-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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This game will own a good chunk of my time this year.
Jonneh3003
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(01-21-2017, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oregano

Huh I thought there was no Mii option in the character select. Guess that was just for the demo.

Yeah it was curious, they had Miis in the track select screen but not as playable characters. Makes me wonder if there are any other characters in this game they haven't revealed yet.
momshotdad
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(01-21-2017, 06:27 PM)
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This game is gonna be incredible online. Day 1 for me.
Zalman
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(01-21-2017, 06:28 PM)
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Interesting that they went with Winter Isabelle. The Summer one seems to be her more "iconic" design.
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(01-21-2017, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oregano

Oh right yeah, I figured that was random select...

I did too... and now I remember there is no random select and "?" denotes characters that haven't been unlocked yet but I haven't seen Mario Kart without all the characters unlocked since 2015.
G.ZZZ
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(01-21-2017, 06:28 PM)
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I see that Luigi being black is actually canon, amazing.
Living the Dream
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(01-21-2017, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by momshotdad

This game is gonna be incredible online. Day 1 for me.

We've been playing it online for years now
jeenaudx
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(01-21-2017, 06:30 PM)
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Do we know if battlemode has online?
Richie
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(01-21-2017, 06:30 PM)
Lol at the Yoshi amiibo photobombing Mario.

Great, great news. If there aren't gonna be new racing tracks, it's a silver lining that they're gonna go for broke on the battle mode.

The new amiibo outfits are Splatoon Girl and Wario, right? Isabelle's is the same as the Villager's if I'm not mistaken...
udivision
(01-21-2017, 06:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by jeenaudx

Do we know if battlemode has online?

Yes, this isn't a new game.
ZombiePlatypus
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(01-21-2017, 06:31 PM)
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It's so weird to see games still have Miis if Miiverse isn't gonna be a thing anymore.
Lulzwagon
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(01-21-2017, 06:32 PM)
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Shine Runners makes me so happy. I was already day 1 before but this helps.
EleventhHourSuperpower
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(01-21-2017, 06:32 PM)
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Shine Runners hit me right in the feels.

Nothing I enjoyed more than playing MK: Double Dash battle mode.
BGBW
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(01-21-2017, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

It's so weird to see games still gace Miis if Miiverse isn't gonna be a thing anymore.

Miis existed before Miiverse and they'll keep on existing beyond Miiverse.

For you, Miiverse was the most important service of your life, but for Miis, it was Tuesday.
Joeshabadoo
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(01-21-2017, 06:35 PM)
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fantastic news! I still feel like a team based CTF battle mode in MK could be cool, but oh well
Berordn
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(01-21-2017, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

It's so weird to see games still have Miis if Miiverse isn't gonna be a thing anymore.

Miis were barely a thing in Miiverse to begin with. They were just avatars there.
Mediking
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(01-21-2017, 06:37 PM)
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.... Ehhhh.... I'll get it..... Battle Mode is tugging at my heartstrings.
Jonneh3003
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(01-21-2017, 06:37 PM)
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I know this game hasn't had a great reaction but it's one of my most anticipated Switch games. Mario Kart 8 is one of the finest games I've ever played and I can't wait to take it anywhere and put numerous hours into the new battle modes. Wonder how they'll handle Battle mode online? Random modes or different lobbys?
bigmac996
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(01-21-2017, 06:37 PM)
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Is anyone else perplexed why Nintendo tends to shy away from multi-leveled arenas like Block Fort? The ramps and vertical aspects really add a new layer of depth to battle. I'm kinda put off by all the more classic flat maps.
Jigolo
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(01-21-2017, 06:38 PM)
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holy. i didn't think i was gonna buy this but now i think i have to
cyba89
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(01-21-2017, 06:39 PM)
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The definite version of the best Mario Kart. What is there even to improve upon in a Mario Kart 9? Don't think the Switch could push far better visuals because MK8 already looks great.

Would be logical for this to be the end line for the traditional Mario Kart series with the next entry being a full "Nintendo All-Stars Kart".
Although the brand name for Mario Kart is still far too strong to just abandon it.
ASIS
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(01-21-2017, 06:39 PM)
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Shine thief alone makes this game worth re-buying. I'm so happy!
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(01-21-2017, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by bigmac996

Is anyone else perplexed why Nintendo tends to shy away from multi-leveled arenas like Block Fort? The ramps and vertical aspects really add a new layer of depth to battle. I'm kinda put off by all the more classic flat maps.

The one I played at the Switch event last week had multiple levels. It was a Luigi's Mansion stage.

I think the Splatoon one is multi-levelled too
cbrotherson
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(01-21-2017, 06:40 PM)
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Mario Kart 8 allows you to play Battle mode in single player, right?
Bamboo 竹
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(01-21-2017, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by cbrotherson

Mario Kart 8 allows you to play Battle mode in single player, right?

No Battle Mode at all.
Fox_Mulder
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(01-21-2017, 06:40 PM)
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Any news about a Wii U patch?
Mr-Joker
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(01-21-2017, 06:41 PM)
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More proof that Nintendo were never going to drop Mii and anyone thinking or wishing other wise were fooling themselves.

Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

It's so weird to see games still have Miis if Miiverse isn't gonna be a thing anymore.

As stated many times Mii are now big enough to be separated from the Wii, Miiverse, etc and are pretty much their own IP akin to Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, etc.

It's just that they also happen to be multi functional as they are used as avatar because that is their primary function.
bigmac996
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(01-21-2017, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeM86

The one I played at the Switch event last week had multiple levels. It was a Luigi's Mansion stage.

I think the Splatoon one is multi-levelled too

Wait really? I'm definitely misinformed then, my bad. All I've seen was footage of flat maps with some slight raised structures to jump over.

Thanks for clarifying, getting hyped again!
13ruce
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(01-21-2017, 06:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by cbrotherson

Mario Kart 8 allows you to play Battle mode in single player, right?

It did on the previous version it just added in NPC's should be the same for this. Would be dumb ifnot bots are easy to make these days.
Enforced
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(01-21-2017, 06:43 PM)
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I'm bit disappointed that they didn't add a boo outfit for the mii.
Last edited by Enforced; 01-21-2017 at 06:51 PM.
Robin64
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(01-21-2017, 06:45 PM)
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But we needed two new costumes to fill in the gaps, now it's still going to look wrong.

Oregano
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(01-21-2017, 06:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Jonneh3003

I know this game hasn't had a great reaction but it's one of my most anticipated Switch games. Mario Kart 8 is one of the finest games I've ever played and I can't wait to take it anywhere and put numerous hours into the new battle modes. Wonder how they'll handle Battle mode online? Random modes or different lobbys?

Yup being able to take it on the go is going to be so awesume.

Originally Posted by cyba89

The definite version of the best Mario Kart. What is there even to improve upon in a Mario Kart 9? Don't think the Switch could push far better visuals because MK8 already looks great.

Would be logical for this to be the end line for the traditional Mario Kart series with the next entry being a full "Nintendo All-Stars Kart".
Although the brand name for Mario Kart is still far too strong to just abandon it.

Two words: Mission Mode
cbrotherson
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(01-21-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bamboo 竹

No Battle Mode at all.

Oh, well that's a sha--

Originally Posted by 13ruce

It did on the previous version it just added in NPC's should be the same for this. Would be dumb ifnot bots are easy to make these days.

--wait, so MK8 does allow you to play with bots/NPCs? I'm assuming if MK8 did, then this will as well, even though the Battle Mode is (ahem) switched up.
KooopaKid
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(01-21-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Now only confirm at least 10 battle arenas and I'm in.
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(01-21-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zalman

Interesting that they went with Winter Isabelle. The Summer one seems to be her more "iconic" design.

They chose whatever the latest amiibo version of that character is (note Kirby, Rosalina, DK, Wario, and Link). Exception being the Inkling for some reason.

Originally Posted by jeenaudx

Do we know if battlemode has online?

There's no need to even ask this, honestly. :)
marc^o^
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(01-21-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Awesome.

The new easy mode, preventing newbies from falling/leaving track, makes this Mario Kart an even better party game. No need to wait 2 minutes for someone terrible cross the finish line.
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(01-21-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Robin64

But we needed two new costumes to fill in the gaps, now it's still going to look wrong.

Roll on Pikachu

Note: The above is absurd and not indicative of insider knowledge

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