Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe boxart
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Mario Kart
Release date April 28, 2017
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Ratings US: Everyone
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Price $59.99

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a racing game for the Nintendo Switch released on April 28, 2017. It is an updated port of the Wii U's Mario Kart 8, with a focus on areas that were lacking in that release of the game, such as Battle Mode gameplay, a more diverse character roster, and the return of item dual-wielding.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was first teased during October 2016's First Look at Nintendo Switch trailer, and was officially revealed on January 13, 2017 during the Nintendo Switch Presentation. A trailer was posted to the Nintendo YouTube channel on the same day, showcasing the game's new features, with a focus on the Inklings and other Splatoon-themed content.

In January 2017, Nintendo Poland revealed five modes that can be used to battle.

New contentEdit



  • Inkstriker
  • Koopa Clown
  • Splat Buggy


  • Balloon Battle
  • Bob-omb Blast
  • Coin Runners
  • Shine Thief
  • Renegade Roundup


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe only has 48 racing courses, all from Mario Kart 8, including the DLC courses. The new maps are instead all battle courses.




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