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Entryhazard
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(03-24-2014, 10:56 PM)
Apparently according to Amazon the next Mario Kart is coming way befor May 30th, something like April 16th-22nd

Originally Posted by HeisenbergLannister

So, I just got an email from Amazon that they have a new release date and I can expect it between April 16 and April 19?

Is Nintendo pushing Mario Kart 8 out earlier than expected?

Originally Posted by HeisenbergLannister

The Amazon page is also showing "ships in 2 to 4 weeks". Hmmmm.

http://www.amazon.com/Mario-Kart-8-N.../dp/B00DC7G2W8

Originally Posted by Rash

My order said delivery June 3rd still. So, I canceled it then ordered it again and was even able to apply my Amazon Points to it.

Now saying April 16-22 for delivery.

Let's see how this pans out....

Originally Posted by falconxcrunner09

So...I think it might be out earlier than expected. I just chatted with Amazon support, they said they might be receiving the game earlier than expected. I can post the conversation if you guys like.

Originally Posted by falconxcrunner09



That is the email I got after the chat. No specific date, but there is a possibility of it shipping earlier.

Originally Posted by centracore

I just chatted with Amazon support myself, sounds like they are pretty confident about the new Mario Kart 8 release date..

I thought that this rumor deserves a thread on his own, because Amazon reps seem pretty adamant about the new release and if that's true it would be a big thing.

Also that's not unprecedented, last year 3D World has been anticipated from December to November, while Amazon "predicted" that Tropical Freeze would have been delayed (and spoiled Cranky Kong)

Lock and please understand if udeserving a new thread.
Last edited by Entryhazard; 03-24-2014 at 11:00 PM.
Soulflarz
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(03-24-2014, 10:58 PM)
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My poor wallet if true...
Thatoneguy64
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(03-24-2014, 10:59 PM)
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A good game, I hope it is.
Neifirst
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(03-24-2014, 10:59 PM)
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Hope so - May 30th was so long after DK Tropical Freeze.
Riki
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(03-24-2014, 10:59 PM)
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April would be good. With Hyrule Warriors in May/June.
HaNks
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(03-24-2014, 11:00 PM)
belee dat.
Kurtofan
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(03-24-2014, 11:00 PM)
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Amazon.fr, amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca (so in NA) still show 30 May.

Amazon.com fucked up, nothing to see here.
Shaanyboi
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(03-24-2014, 11:01 PM)
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Great? But.... that's kinda soon for a bump up. Especially a major bump up.
TreIII
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(03-24-2014, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Riki

April would be good. With Hyrule Warriors in May/June.

That's what I'd like to see. Zelda Musou was promised to be a Summer 2014 release, after all.
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(03-24-2014, 11:01 PM)
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asking amazon support for an external company's product release date and then taking their scripted comment that "ships in 2-4 weeks" means they think the product ships in 2-4 weeks as confirmation of a product release is pretty amateur hour.
TheGreatMightyPoo
(03-24-2014, 11:01 PM)
Making this thread couldn't possibly backfire...
Sage Shinigami
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(03-24-2014, 11:01 PM)
Fight back, Nintendo! I believe in you!
HawthorneKitty
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(03-24-2014, 11:02 PM)
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I still believe Nintendo's site for the game as the release date.
Mariolee
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(03-24-2014, 11:02 PM)
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Yeah, this doesn't seem like its built on a firm ground of evidence.
Aquamarine
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(03-24-2014, 11:02 PM)
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It's still May 30th according to Nintendo's official release calendar:



I don't understand why they would release it a month early as a surprise...this date has been advertised for a while now.
Kouriozan
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(03-24-2014, 11:02 PM)
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Don't do this to me.
I foresee disappointment in this thread.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(03-24-2014, 11:02 PM)
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I would rejoice..forreal that may date is basically fucking june
Alcoholikaust
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(03-24-2014, 11:03 PM)
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time to dust off the WiU if true
Sage Shinigami
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(03-24-2014, 11:03 PM)

Originally Posted by HawthorneKitty

I still believe Nintendo's site for the game as the release date.

I don't believe the site so much as Iwata flat out saying the date was May 30th. What, he read the date wrong?
Lambtron
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(03-24-2014, 11:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

asking amazon support for an external company's product release date and then taking their scripted comment that "ships in 2-4 weeks" means they think the product ships in 2-4 weeks as confirmation of a product release is pretty amateur hour.

"The front line Amazon CS rep said _____________________" is pretty much the biggest Tales From My Ass source for anything.
Platy
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(03-24-2014, 11:03 PM)
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Actualy Amazon date is 3 weeks AGO

The dude mentions that it was ALREADY RELEASED since the amazon page says MARCH 10
Mauricio_Magus
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(03-24-2014, 11:03 PM)
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It's going to be released on May, there's a 99% chance this is just the date being wrong on the Amazon database.
theprodigy
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(03-24-2014, 11:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

It's still May 30th according to Nintendo's official release calendar:



I don't understand why they would release it a month early as a surprise...this date has been advertised for a while now.

because OMG HYPE
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(03-24-2014, 11:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

asking amazon support for an external company's product release date and then taking their scripted comment that "ships in 2-4 weeks" means they think the product ships in 2-4 weeks as confirmation of a product release is pretty amateur hour.

Especially in this case, where the rep states that the product has already been released - when that's obviously not the case.
axisofweevils
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(03-24-2014, 11:04 PM)
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I want to believe!
ChitoCrisis
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(03-24-2014, 11:04 PM)
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I seriously doubt it's coming out in April. It seems like Amazon made a mistake. But I do wish Mario Kart 8 came out in April.
SoraanTribal
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(03-24-2014, 11:04 PM)
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Would be awesome, but not getting my hopes up. :(
robotrock
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(03-24-2014, 11:04 PM)
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go check your eshop right now! mario kart 8 and bayonetta 2 are available for download
Last edited by robotrock; 03-24-2014 at 11:07 PM.
Koppai
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(03-24-2014, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Riki

April would be good. With Hyrule Warriors in May/June.

6 years since Mario Kart Wii was released (and they are shutting it down May 20th...) :(
FrostuTheNinja
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(03-24-2014, 11:05 PM)
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Sounds like the Amazonians are up to shenanigans.
Nugg
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(03-24-2014, 11:05 PM)
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Are we expecting a Nintendo Direct soon where they could announce something like that?
NathanMcMahon
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(03-24-2014, 11:06 PM)
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That's where all of the E3 and Pax EAST money has gone. Ramp up production time on MK8. You crafty Nintendo. You crafty.
Letterbomb
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(03-24-2014, 11:06 PM)
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If this is true, then there must be a Nintendo Direct coming any day now.
Does Amazon typically have a good track record for this sort of thing?
Ghost_Protocol
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(03-24-2014, 11:06 PM)
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IGN hinted at some mario kart news soon on their podcast
TheOnePercent
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(03-24-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by FrostuTheNinja

Sounds like the Amazonians are up to shenanigans.

APRIL FOOLS!
ViewtifulJC
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(03-24-2014, 11:07 PM)
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Tales from my Ass thread title edit incoming
Toadette
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(03-24-2014, 11:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Ghost_Protocol

IGN hinted at some mario kart news soon on their podcast

i hope we get a direct this week
Caladrius
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(03-24-2014, 11:07 PM)
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Database goof most likely.

Originally Posted by FrostuTheNinja

Sounds like the Amazonians are up to shenanigonians.

Fixeded
nawz
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(03-24-2014, 11:07 PM)


Take this doubters.

Why can't people just be happy?
Gonzo The Great
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(03-24-2014, 11:08 PM)
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Not happening. If anything, it will get delayed again. What else does Nintendo have coming out in the near future?
Byronic Hero
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(03-24-2014, 11:08 PM)
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I'd be really happy if this was true. May 30th is too far away and I need something to play on my Wii U.
Regiruler
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(03-24-2014, 11:08 PM)
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Was the rep named Ssaym?
jmizzal
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(03-24-2014, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by ChitoCrisis

I seriously doubt it's coming out in April. It seems like Amazon made a mistake. But I do wish Mario Kart 8 came out in April.

Why would Amazon change the date from May 30th? unless the manufacturer which is Nintendo told them a date change was coming like with DKCFT

The date has been May 30th for almost two months they had no reason to mess with it, something is up
HaNks
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(03-24-2014, 11:09 PM)

Originally Posted by Letterbomb

If this is true, then there must be a Nintendo Direct coming any day now.
Does Amazon typically have a good track record for this sort of thing?

i think the DK delay popped up there first and was legit?

dude in the other thread has an order with thehut (who also run official nintendo store) bumped up to 18/04 apparently. few titbits that may be indicative of something. or not.
Regiruler
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(03-24-2014, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by jmizzal

Why would Amazon change the date from May 30th? unless the manufacturer which is Nintendo told them a date change was coming like with DKCFT

The date has been May 30th for almost two months they had no reason to mess with it, something is up

This is the site that fucked up the W101 image after they already had the correct display.
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(03-24-2014, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by jmizzal

Why would Amazon change the date from May 30th? unless the manufacturer which is Nintendo told them a date change was coming like with DKCFT

The date has been May 30th for almost two months they had no reason to mess with it, something is up

Not necessarily. It could be due to database errors / distributor errors.
Jucksalbe
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(03-24-2014, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by nawz



Take this doubters.

Yeah, take that! Who's more reliable than TheHut/Zavvi?
Also needs more arrows.
theprodigy
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(03-24-2014, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by jmizzal

Why would Amazon change the date from May 30th? unless the manufacturer which is Nintendo told them a date change was coming like with DKCFT

The date has been May 30th for almost two months they had no reason to mess with it, something is up

then why is every other Amazon site not showing the same thing
AdanVC
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(03-24-2014, 11:11 PM)
It would be awesome if true! May 30 is so far away and is hard to believe that the only Wii U worthy release we have right now for april is NES Remix 2... You never know with Nintendo, tough. In the end, it could be just Amazon messing around with the dates and doing the same with other games as well. Who knows.

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