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L~A
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(02-21-2014, 03:05 PM)
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Just saw this on Newegg (mind you, it's NOT the official product description from Nintendo) :

Mario Kart 8 Wii U is a new game for the Wii U. It features new elements such as customizing bikes and designing your own tracks. It is the sequel to the game Mario Kart 7.

Not sure what to make of this... Satoru Iwata did say Mario Kart 8 would be (one of) the first game to really push the GamePad [can't find exact source, so disregard this please], and a track editor would be one of the best users of the GamePad so far. The part about customising bikes kinda makes sense, since you could already customise karts in Mario Kart 7 (but there wasn't any bikes in this one).

Honestly, I remain skeptical, but who knows. They've been pushing Miiverse a lot (

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Spades
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(02-21-2014, 03:06 PM)
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Can't see it happening. But it would be awesome.
KojiKnight
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(02-21-2014, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by L~A

Just saw this on Newegg (mind you, it's NOT the official product description from Nintendo) :



Not sure what to make of this... Satoru Iwata did say Mario Kart 8 would be (one of) the first game to really push the GamePad, and a track editor would be the perfect use of the pad.

Honestly, I remain skeptical, but who knows.

This would be amazing. I just hope that if it is true, it has a lot of tools. Nothing more disappointing when you have tons of heavily themed levels to only be able to make a generic ass one.
DJIzana
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(02-21-2014, 03:06 PM)
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Man... that'll be awesome if true. Every course from every Mario Kart would likely get remade LoL.
biggersmaller
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(02-21-2014, 03:07 PM)
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It would actually make use of the Wii U pad...so probably not.
Ludist210
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(02-21-2014, 03:07 PM)
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If it did...wow. I hope this is true. It would make it even more replayable.
goomba
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(02-21-2014, 03:07 PM)
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would be killer esp if you can share them miiverse
KingSnake
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(02-21-2014, 03:07 PM)
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That would be so amazing that I don't think it could be true.
BasilZero
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(02-21-2014, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by goomba

would be killer esp if you can share them miiverse

Man that would be awesome if it were to happen that is!

+1
Azure J
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(02-21-2014, 03:08 PM)
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This is the ONE thing I've wanted in this series since fucking MK64. PLEASE be real.
Kouriozan
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(02-21-2014, 03:08 PM)
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Sounds too good to be true, if it does indeed include one, I hope you can select them for online races.

EDIT : Well, at least it's clear now :(
GameE
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(02-21-2014, 03:08 PM)
I dont think this is real
They probably got it from this site or something
http://fantendo.wikia.com/wiki/Mario_Kart_8_Wii_U

The same thing also showed here months ago:
http://n4g.com/news/1291240/mario-ka...portugal-event (right around E3, Nintendo would have said something if it was true)

So they probably just took the description from one of those 2 and called it a day.
Son Of D
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(02-21-2014, 03:08 PM)
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Hopefully it's better than Smash bros Brawl's creator, that was terrible. But it is a use for the gamepad, so hopefully it's true. Chances are we won't know whether this is true or not until the Mario Kart Direct in April or May (this is just a guess).
kuroneko0509
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(02-21-2014, 03:09 PM)
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Can't wait for the longest Rainbow Road ever, if it is true
Village
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(02-21-2014, 03:10 PM)
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If true, Now sega has to do a better in one in the next sanic racing, and it will be glorious on both fronts.
PhoenixDawn
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(02-21-2014, 03:10 PM)
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I'm hoping it's true as others have said, although I'm cautious about the validity of the rumor at the moment. It makes sense for it to be included, and Nintendo did say that MK8 would be one of their first games to really take advantage of the Gamepad. All we've seen from the game just has a horn and map on the second screen, which isn't really taking advantage of anything. So either Nintendo is just lying through their teeth about taking advantage of it or they're hiding something like the track editor until close to release.
Effect
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(02-21-2014, 03:10 PM)
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It was said that you'd be able to upload video of your races I believe to Miiverse to share with others. If they're willing to go that far I don't think a track editor is to crazy of a reach. I doubt they'd do it to be honest as they'd make a LOT of money by offering DLC packs of new courses/cups or must remixes of them the way they did stages in Pikmin 3 and Fire Emblem Awakening and New Super Mario Bros U/2. Remember though that Super Smash Bros Brawl did have a stage editor. There is precedent for this after all. However since they've embraced DLC I doubt they'd be willing to add that back into Smash and to Mario Kart. To much money would be left on the table.
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(02-21-2014, 03:11 PM)
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I really hope this is true. Nintendo should make this and also custom level maker on NSMB series.
Taker666
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(02-21-2014, 03:11 PM)
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I've been wanting/suggesting it since the first DS game. As soon as they had a machine with a touchscreen, it should have been a no brainer

...but I won't hold my breath.
Kouriozan
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(02-21-2014, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by kuroneko0509

Can't wait for the longest Rainbow Road ever, if it is true

weird
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(02-21-2014, 03:13 PM)
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well, that would be a Mario kart to end them all.
I hope that it's true.
ShadowElliot
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(02-21-2014, 03:13 PM)
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Time to recreate Snake Road!
titusandronicus
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(02-21-2014, 03:14 PM)
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If true I imagine it to be something conservative along the lines of forge in Halo 3. But here's hoping.

Please let me make Baby Park Nintendo.
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(02-21-2014, 03:14 PM)
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Wii U to sell billions.
Neifirst
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(02-21-2014, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Effect

Remember though that Super Smash Bros Brawl did have a stage editor. There is precedent for this after all. However since they've embraced DLC I doubt they'd be willing to add that back into Smash and to Mario Kart. To much money would be left on the table.

Didn't the 64DD version of F-Zero X in Japan have a track editor too?
KHlover
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(02-21-2014, 03:16 PM)
Trackmania Kart UX
Goldenmoney
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(02-21-2014, 03:16 PM)
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http://neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php...&postcount=999

Looks like it was confirmed not to be happening, but it's an old interview, so maybe they've changed their minds. If so, I think it's a great decision.
Kosma
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(02-21-2014, 03:17 PM)
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IIRC Nintendo has said numerous times they don't like editors etc. cause it takes away from the crafted experience.
Hellraider
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(02-21-2014, 03:18 PM)
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Nintendo would never do that.
LiberaTeExInferis
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(02-21-2014, 03:18 PM)
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Since I am reading all these positive reactions to this rumor, why on Earth can't Nintendo implement it?
Would it be such a demanding task?
Tenki
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(02-21-2014, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kouriozan

So beautiful.
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(02-21-2014, 03:18 PM)
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Won't be true, but definitely something that should be in a series produced now only on devices with touchscreens in a post ModNation/LBPKart world.
Sorastitch
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(02-21-2014, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by GameE

I dont think this is real
They probably got it from this site or something
http://fantendo.wikia.com/wiki/Mario_Kart_8_Wii_U

The same thing also showed here months ago:
http://n4g.com/news/1291240/mario-ka...portugal-event (right around E3, Nintendo would have said something if it was true)

So they probably just took the description from one of those 2 and called it a day.

oh man I know the guy who created that Mario Kart 8 article
1.21Gigawatts
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(02-21-2014, 03:20 PM)
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Back when LittleBigPlanet Karting came out I predicted that the next MarioKart is going to have a track editor, too.
bluepolicebox
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(02-21-2014, 03:21 PM)
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Sounds way too good to be true. Like a story mode.
L~A
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(02-21-2014, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kosma

IIRC Nintendo has said numerous times they don't like editors etc. cause it takes away from the crafted experience.

Well, they have one in several games (Super Smash Bros. Brawl, that Mario & DK game, and some others I'm forgetting).

But yeah, I'm skeptical to be honest, though I don't see why a random Newegg employee would suddenly unearth a several month old rumour for a short product description.

Not getting my hopes up until we got official confirmation.
Sir Walter Taffy
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(02-21-2014, 03:22 PM)
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If true - I will buy a WiiU TODAY.
kitsuneyo
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(02-21-2014, 03:23 PM)
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Unlikely.

Are MK7/Wii Fit U-style communities confirmed?
Platy
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(02-21-2014, 03:24 PM)
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The F-zero crazyness makes it doubtfull
SevenDevils
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(02-21-2014, 03:24 PM)
It's 2014, Nintendo has another 10 years before they catch up to what games have been doing since the mid 90's.
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Originally Posted by kitsuneyo

Unlikely.

Are MK7/Wii Fit U-style communities confirmed?

Yes. And you can view replays online.
Putosaure
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(02-21-2014, 03:25 PM)
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Well, why not.

The 8 of the title is like the infinity symbol ∞ sideways after all.
PotionBleue
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(02-21-2014, 03:25 PM)
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If you want to edit tracks with proper computer 3D software the best option will remain Mario Kart Wii.
prag16
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(02-21-2014, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by goomba

would be killer esp if you can share them miiverse

Oh no, can't have little Timmy downloading phallic tracks from strangers...


While this would be cool if true, I'm not expecting it. If it's true, it's a big bonus.
Sendou
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(02-21-2014, 03:28 PM)
I'm not buying this at all.
SuperSonic1305
(02-21-2014, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by 1.21Gigawatts

Back when LittleBigPlanet Karting came out I predicted that the next MarioKart is going to have a track editor, too.

Nintendo copies Sony again!
Josh7289
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(02-21-2014, 03:30 PM)
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I would buy the game if it had a track editor, but I'm not really interested in it otherwise.
MrChocolate
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(02-21-2014, 03:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by SevenDevils

It's 2014, Nintendo has another 10 years before they catch up to what games have been doing since the mid 90's.

Excitebike did it in the 80's.
ilikesanta
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(02-21-2014, 03:32 PM)
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I told myself I wasn't going to buy a WiiU just Mario Kart! Cool if true.
Zornica
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(02-21-2014, 03:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Platy

The F-zero crazyness makes it doubtfull

Originally Posted by SuperSonic1305

Nintendo copies Sony again!


F-Zero X DD had an amazing track editor - way back in 2000.

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