Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a revamped version of Mario Kart 8, is coming to Nintendo Switch in just a few weeks, on April 28th. We've heard about some of the big changes that will be made to the original game, from the new Battle Mode to the new characters and stages, but there are still lots of things that we don't know about Deluxe. Recently, the folks over at GameReactor got to give it a try, and they published an article with tons of unknown little details that they noticed while playing. The original article was in Spanish, as GameReactor is a multi-lingual publication, but we've translated some of the most important parts into English.
Here are some of the biggest things we learned about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:
- It will be possible to boost farther and faster than ever while drifting. Currently, once you drift for a few moments, your vehicle starts emitting blue sparks, which will give you a small boost after you stop drifting; if you drift for a little bit longer, you'll start emitting red sparks, which will give you an even bigger boost. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, once you drift for around four seconds, you start emitting pink sparks, which give you the biggest boost of all.
- Every character in the game, with the exception of Gold Mario, will be unlocked from the start.
- A whole new style of Grand Prix, Mirror Mode at 200cc, has been added to the game. You can toggle between Mirror Mode at 150cc and 200cc by pressing the "X" button. Mirror Mode at 200cc will be the most challenging Grand Prix mode in the game.
- Loading times have decreased significantly: while you may have had to wait as long as thirteen to fourteen seconds to start a new Cup on the Wii U version, it usually takes less than nine seconds on Nintendo Switch.
If you want to read the original article, you can go here.
What do you guys think? Are you happy with these changes, and had you heard about any of them before? Let us know in the comments below!