Post author: Jamie Press Report You are here: / Gaming / News / Nintendo reveals Mario Kart 8 launch date Nintendo has revealed that Mario kart 8 will be releasing for the Wii U on May 30th. Feb 14, 2014 roob.la/29359 ShareAll sharing options for:Nintendo reveals Mario Kart 8 launch dateTwitter (opens in new window)Facebook (opens in new window)Linkedin (opens in new window)Reddit (opens in new window)Pocket (opens in new window)Flipboard (opens in new window)Email (opens in new window)Copy this URLThese are external links and will open in a new windowAdd to collection(s) Mario Kart 8 will launch on May 30th, Nintendo announced yesterday. As part of the company’s first Nintendo Direct broadcast, it was revealed that the highly anticipated racing game will launch in late May for the Wii U in stores and on Nintendo’s eShop. Along with the press release, several new screenshots were also released, as shown below. Whilst continuing gameplay from previous instalments of the Mario Kart series, Mario Kart 8 also enables racers to drive on walls and ceilings thanks to the game’s new anti-gravity system. Local and online multiplayer modes for up to 12 players are also available and players will also be able to share clips from races via the new Mario Kart TV.