Nintendo promised that the Nintendo Switch version of Mario Kart 8, titled Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, would be a solid 1080p/60FPS experience.
Whilst this doesn’t seem too impressive, you have to remember that the Wii U version was only able to hit 720p.
Nintendo Life has done an in-depth 12 minute look at the game, which shows extensive gameplay on Nintendo Switch compared to Nintendo Wii U, and whilst there’s a higher resolution and more stable frame rate, it doesn’t appear to be that there’s too many other visually enhanced effects.
Honestly, the increased resolution and stabilised frame rate is enough for me considering all of the added content. This is without even mentioning the fact that the game is truly portable.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe releases on April 28th exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Here’s all the new features and inclusions in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch that we can see:
You’ll be able to play in tabletop mode using two Joy-Con controllers
You’ll be able to play up to four players on the TV
Two players can take part on the same Nintendo Switch for online action
42 racers including new characters such as Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr
Three new vehicles which including two Splatoon inspired vehicles
You can carry two items at once
New items include Boo which allows you to steal items and the feather which allows you to jump higher
There’s 48 main courses including the DLC from the Wii U version, but no brand new tracks.
A brand new smart-streeting feature to help gamers stay on track
Battle mode has a new level Urchan Underpass and battle modes include Balloon Battle, Bob-omb Blast, Shine Thief, Coin Runners and Renegade Roundup.
New Amiibo support including the ability to use new Amiibo from the Super Mario series, Animal Crossing series and Splatoon series.