Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets off to good start in the US

Posted May 06, 2017

Among the least-believable was an apparent Nintendo and Ubisoft collaboration for a Mario x Rabbids RPG - an out-of-nowhere curveball that insider Laura Kate Dale had initially projected as a day-one release for the new console (though later sources suggested it was pushed back to September).

According to Kotaku, characters include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Peach, as well as four Rabbids dressed as the Nintendo icons.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is being developed by Ubisoft using the company's Snowdrop engine, which was used to power Tom Clancy's The Division and South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

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The game is reportedly aiming for a release on Nintendo Switch come August/September, which could mean that we'll likely see it at E3.it also indicates that Nintendo wants to keep the current momentum they have with exclusives, with Arms and Splatoon 2 launching in June and July respectively. A glitch in the game's online multiplayer challenge disappointed many players given the "communication error" notifications that would constantly appear in the said mode's lobby.

It was rumored a few months ago that an Ubisoft and Nintendo crossover game will happen.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also received more ideal review scores than any other Mario Kart game before it.

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"Thanks to Mario Kart's new Auto Drive feature, [Molly] can now steer with her left hand and let the game drive for her or vice versa", wrote her father Keith on Reddit over the weekend. Not hitting with a big Zelda or Mario game didn't make the Wii U a failure, and the system had a number of incredible titles. Somehow, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has managed 2.76 million units on the new console.

Nintendo of America has just confirmed that "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" has set launch sales records in the United States, going past previous records set by earlier "Mario Kart" titles. Many of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's players are unlikely to have those same expectations. This allowed for some innovative in-game opportunities such as creating blocks to help players get over large gaps in New Super Mario Bros. While the trademark Balloon Battle is present and correct (you start out with five balloons, hit others with weapons to burst theirs and score points, and end up halving your score should you run out), it's actually the other modes that we had the most fun with.

"Motion controls are also on offer", says the website, giving the game's effortless controls feel "even more intuitive".

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