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New Mario Kart 8 TV commercial

We have a great heads-up for all Mario Kart 8 fans now, ahead of the highly anticipated and somewhat stress-relieving Mario Kart 8 release date of May 30.

We recently gave you a confirmation of the full Mario 8 character list that had been revealed so far, including new entries for Koopa’s entire lineup of children from the Super Mario Bros 3 game and anime.

Now, we switch our attention to the latest new Mario Kart 8 TV commercial, which has just aired and highlights upside down driving as one of the new core features of the game.

You’ll also be able to catch a glimpse of Mario and Luigi being able to fully race on walls for the first time in the series and Nintendo even promises that every single item in the game has been ‘insanely tested’.

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Speaking of items, one of the new additions is going to be a Piranha Plant, which players can use to either gobble up other drivers, or clear obstacles off the track such as banana skins for a safer ride.

Check out the latest trailer below and let us know your expectations of Mario 8. How many of you have already decided to buy a Wii U console just to play this game?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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