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Hobby
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(02-06-2013, 05:35 AM)
Will be on display at the Japan Amusement Expo on 2/15 and 2/16.

Includes Gran Prix mode (single player), Co-op mode (two players), "Clone" Battle mode (single player), and four player Competitive mode.

Screens in the PDF, along with pics of the cabinet. Might be our first glimpse as to how Mario Kart Wii U is going to look.

Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Original screens:







http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/co...f/20130206.pdf
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Hero of Legend
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(02-06-2013, 05:37 AM)
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Wii U, NOW!!!

I thought they gave up the series, wow, HD Mario Kart before E3? *falls*.

And what arcade hardware is this even on?! O_o
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(02-06-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hobby

Will be on display at the Japan Amusement Expo on 2/15 and 2/16.

Includes Gran Prix mode (single player), Co-op mode (two players), "Clone" Battle mode (single player), and four player Competitive mode.

Screens in the PDF, along with pics of the cabinet. Might be our first glimpse as to how Mario Kart Wii U is going to look.

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/co...f/20130206.pdf

I don't think so. I could be wrong.
Aaron Strife
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(02-06-2013, 05:39 AM)
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Man, home versions of this series would be great. I love playing them when I find them, but there are hardly any arcades in the US.
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(02-06-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Dat Taiko track
fernoca
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(02-06-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Interesting. And the Wii U controller already has a camera (plus Nintendoland uses it in similar ways). Wouldn't surprise me if a port or something ends on Wii U.
StreetsAhead
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(02-06-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Haha, uses the flying and underwater gameplay of 7.
giancarlo123x
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(02-06-2013, 05:42 AM)
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For some reason I thought they were announcing a home version...I think it would be smart to release one as a DD game on 3DS/WiiU.
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(02-06-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Its been six years since the last one so this is pretty surprising. I'm really interested to see what kind of board this is on because the last one was on a board made by Nintendo,Sega and Namco together. If this is on a newer board and put effort into the game it could actually look really nice.
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(02-06-2013, 05:43 AM)
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I played the previous arcade Mario Kart game at Disneyworld. Hated it, controls weird, tracks are lame, and barely remember anything else about it.
Erethian
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(02-06-2013, 05:43 AM)

Originally Posted by fernoca

Interesting. And the Wii U controller already has a camera (plus Nintendoland uses it in similar ways). Wouldn't surprise me if a port or something ends on Wii U.

What is more likely is that they'll use it as to test out ideas, though I don't know how involved Nintendo has been in the development of the arcade games.
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(02-06-2013, 05:43 AM)
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I didn't know this was an ongoing thing. The Walmart by me has one of the old Mario Kart cabinets but I haven't played it. I remember thinking the original was nothing to write home about.
lantus
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(02-06-2013, 05:44 AM)
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I really find it hard to get excited for Mario Kart nowadays, especially after the Wii version. What could Nintendo possibly bring to the table with yet another Mario Kart?
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(02-06-2013, 05:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by lantus

I really find it hard to get excited for Mario Kart nowadays, especially after the Wii version. What could Nintendo possibly bring to the table with yet another Mario Kart?

People seem to like the 3DS version more than the Wii version but they do need to start finding a few more interesting ideas for the series.
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(02-06-2013, 05:46 AM)
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I remember really enjoying the last arcade MK. I hated the Wii mK though. Looking forward to a HD MK.


3DS version was great and IMO, feels more like a full game than the Wii MK for some reason.

I'd like to see them drop a lot of the gimmicks and just go back to core gameplay of the SNES MK. The game has too many annoying power ups and weapons now.

Also, fuck off with that blue shell crap.
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(02-06-2013, 05:46 AM)
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For the lazy:





Father_Brain
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(02-06-2013, 05:46 AM)
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Visuals don't look terribly impressive, from what I can make out.
FrostuTheNinja
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(02-06-2013, 05:46 AM)
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Lovely.

Can't wait to never play it. :(
Alistair Roo
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(02-06-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by MThanded

I don't think so. I could be wrong.

Yeah it looks like the previous Mario Kart Arcade games
heck, even Mario Kart 7 looks better than this lol
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(02-06-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Does anyone else see Captain Falcon's helmet in the picture with the dude changing his face-costume?
Kiryu
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(02-06-2013, 05:49 AM)
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If it get brought to NA. I am definitely going to say that arcade is going to be my favorite (I don't have many favorite arcade game.)
Eusis
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(02-06-2013, 05:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Father_Brain

Visuals don't look terribly impressive, from what I can make out.

Seems like Mario Kart 7 at a glance.

And they really should get to porting these to consoles. Yeah yeah, one entry per generation, but when you have the rare Nintendo Arcade game all best are off the table, especially with how the Arcade market is all but gone in the US, if not all of the world beyond Japan. Doubt it's as strong there either actually...
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(02-06-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by FrostuTheNinja

Lovely.

Can't wait to never play it. :(

If it's anything like the previous ones you probably don't want to, outside of the novelty of racing as Pac-Man and Mametchi they didn't look like they were all that fun. Gameplay clip for reference - see how long you can go before you want to strangle the announcer.
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(02-06-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eusis

Seems like Mario Kart 7 at a glance.

And they really should get to porting these to consoles. Yeah yeah, one entry per generation, but when you have the rare Nintendo Arcade game all best are off the table, especially with how the Arcade market is all but gone in the US, if not all of the world beyond Japan. Doubt it's as strong there either actually...

Dunno about compared to ten or twenty years ago, but the ones around all seem to be pretty busy on weekends and after school.
JJD
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(02-06-2013, 05:53 AM)
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I think it's probably a good indication of features WiiU Mario Kart can have.

Those photo pictures avatars for example.
chubigans
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(02-06-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Camjo-Z

If it's anything like the previous ones you probably don't want to, outside of the novelty of racing as Pac-Man and Mametchi they didn't look like they were all that fun. Gameplay clip for reference - see how long you can go before you want to strangle the announcer.

I lasted 10 seconds. Oh MAN how did they think that was a good idea.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(02-06-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Man I hate the mario kart x pacman games they control weird as hell.
Hero of Legend
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(02-06-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Original screens:







Emitan
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(02-06-2013, 05:55 AM)
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I liked the first one. Sadly I will probably never get to play this.
shira
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(02-06-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Crosses fingers

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Oni Link 666
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I doubt this will ever make it to Wii U or is MK8.
Eusis
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(02-06-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by StreetsAhead

Dunno about compared to ten or twenty years ago, but the ones around all seem to be pretty busy on weekends and after school.

I just remember how every mall used to have one, and last I checked the one mall I know that had it had it close.

But it might've opened a new one, and I haven't been there for forever, so I'm not sure. Think the Dave & Busters is still in that area though.
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(02-06-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Another Namco collaboration... Interesting.
perfectchaos007
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Makes me sad that the arcade is dead in America. It's only acceptable for an adult play at an arcade if it's a Dave and Busters or Jillians. From youtube videos it seems like theres an arcade on every block in Japan. I never was able to spot the original Mario kart Arcade game anywhere, hopefully this one is brought to D&B
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(02-06-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Interesting, I'd love to try this sometime (although I'll never run into one). The first two GP's were pretty fun for arcade titles, not quite up to par with regular Mario Kart though.

Originally Posted by JJD

I think it's probably a good indication of features WiiU Mario Kart can have.

Those photo pictures avatars for example.

They've done that in all the Arcade GP Mario Karts. But yeah. there's a good chance we'll see that on the WiiU.
StreetsAhead
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(02-06-2013, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eusis

I just remember how every mall used to have one, and last I checked the one mall I know that had it had it close.

But it might've opened a new one, and I haven't been there for forever, so I'm not sure. Think the Dave & Busters is still in that area though.

Sorry, was talking about Japanese arcades. :)
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(02-06-2013, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hobby

Might be our first glimpse as to how Mario Kart Wii U is going to look.

Hopefully a little more graphically complex than that. It's capable of much more. The pictures from the arcade cabinet don't look too encouraging.
Ichor
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(02-06-2013, 06:00 AM)
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So what's with Nintendo and Bamco lately?
Anth0ny
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(02-06-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Looks... okay.
Smiles and Cries
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(02-06-2013, 06:01 AM)
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hmmmm

this better not be the Wii U Mario Kart don't mind this as a bonus but I want a real MKU
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(02-06-2013, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jinfash

Another Namco collaboration... Interesting.


Namco co-developed the first Mario Kart Arcade IIRC.


I doubt this is significant news, and I doubt this has anything to do with the Wii U version. I don't think we would even see it outside of Japan. The last arcade Mario Kart felt like the shell of a real Mario Kart.

Also, it's confirmed that Nintendo's Mario Kart team is working on it. There would be no reason to announce the Namco collaboration on Smash Bros. and hide it on Mario Kart which is coming sooner.
Emitan
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Originally Posted by hatchx

Namco co-developed the first Mario Kart Arcade IIRC.


I doubt this is significant news, and I doubt this has anything to do with the Wii U version. I don't think we would even see it outside of Japan. The last arcade Mario Kart felt like the shell of a real Mario Kart.

Also, it's confirmed that Nintendo's Mario Kart team is working on it. There would be no reason to announce the Namco collaboration on Smash Bros. and hide it on Mario Kart which is coming sooner.

You could play as Pacman!
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(02-06-2013, 06:04 AM)
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The avatar system was also used in Tank Tank Tank in arcades and on Wii U. Hell I wonder if somehow this was made on that hardware, looks very Wii+ visually, but that's loads better than any previous MK.

This would make a great Wii U game for the summer to tide us over if MKU doesn't make it this year but in Spring 2014, I'd be fucking psyched for MK with classic modern Namco arcade goodness! I always love their style, you see it clear as day here.

Taiko is also playable, that's funny. :P Also Pac-Man is his new look as well, hopefully MAMETCHI, MAMETCHI, MAMETCHI is playable again, how can you not love Tamagotchi? Damn things were all over my elementary school when they came out, I only got a Giga Pet T-Rex though (could never figure the damn thing out lol XD).
Azriell
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(02-06-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Glad to see the flying/gliding is in. It's a nice addition to MK7 that hopefully sticks with the series.
vareon
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(02-06-2013, 06:04 AM)
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The game's still available in an arcade not far from where I live. Fun stuff, but that's it.

Edit: The previous one, I mean.
Zekes!
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(02-06-2013, 06:06 AM)
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I had a chance to play the arcade Mario Kart a few years ago...it was pretty disappointing
StreetsAhead
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(02-06-2013, 06:08 AM)
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FFS IGN!

Could this be a signal that Namco Bandai is also developing Mario Kart for Wii U? We won't have to wait long to find out. Mario Kart is due to debut in playable form for the home console at E3 2013.

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(02-06-2013, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by StreetsAhead

FFS IGN!

...we know who is making MK Wii U.

It's the same people that always make Mario Kart. They have said this. They've been pretty open about it.
Jinfash
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(02-06-2013, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by hatchx

Namco co-developed the first Mario Kart Arcade IIRC..

Well there ou go, I have totally forgotten that this is an established series co-developed by Namco.
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(02-06-2013, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend


This would make a great Wii U game for the summer to tide us over if MKU doesn't make it this year but in Spring 2014, I'd be fucking psyched for MK with classic modern Namco arcade goodness! I always love their style, you see it clear as day here.


There are only three scenarios I can see this Mario Kart Arcade hitting Wii U.

1. Mario Kart U is slated for holiday 2014, and Mario Kart Arcade is reduced-price and eshop only, coming out mid this year.

2. Mario Kart Arcade comes as a hidden unlockable/bonus with Mario Kart U.

3. Mario Kart U comes out this holiday, and Mario Kart Arcade comes out as DLC/eshop only 6 months or more late.



I really don't think this hitting in the summer and Mario Kart U hitting in the holiday is a good idea. We all know that NSMBU and NSMB2 didn't help each other, and there is no use causing confusion and brand fatigue on one of their top tier franchises.

Likewise, I think it is a rather poor idea to put Monster Hunter 3G on 3DS and WiiU at the same time. The sales will cannibalize each other and it's a niche franchise as is.

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