Guide: All You Need to Know on Mario Kart 8 Characters and Kart Customisations – Wii U News @ Nintendo Life

Mario Kart 8 is now well-established on the Wii U, shifting plenty of copies and attracting a sizeable and dedicated online audience.

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E3 2014: Nintendo’s figurine system is amiibo – Smash Bros. first compatible game

Nintendo’s Figurine Platform finally has a real name. Welcome, Amiibo (or amiibo as Nintendo like to put it). amiibo is the new name for the collection of interactive figures that Nintendo will sell before the end of the year that work with upcoming video games. We knew Super Smash Bros.

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Mario Kart 8 Scores 89 On Metacritic

The reviews for Nintendo’s long-awaited Mario Kart 8 have already come pouring in. Mario’s latest karting adventure has received an average review score of 89 on Metacritic, based on 34 reviews.

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E3 2014: Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperform Mario Kart 7 Figures in North America – Wii U News @ Nintendo Life

We already know that Mario Kart 8 enjoyed an exceptional launch, selling 1.2 million copies worldwide in its opening weekend. In an analyst meeting behind closed doors, it seems that the title has seized the honour of, initially at least, outperforming its 3DS predecessor.

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Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) Review

If there’s one thing that I ever worry about with Mario Kart, it’s that there’s only ever one game per console. We get multiple Mario, Pokemon and Zelda titles, but Mario Kart? That’s a one per generation deal. It has to be good.

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Mario Kart 8 Review

It’s hard to believe there have been only eight main entries in the 22-year-old Mario Kart series. But considering Nintendo focuses its efforts on releasing one new title per system, it’s easy to see why the long-running kart-racing franchise still stands strong today.

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Nintendo Ramps Up Its Merchandising Efforts With “World Of Nintendo” Toy Range – Nintendo Life

Nintendo has some of the most recognisable IP in the world of entertainment, and is clearly taking steps to leverage its library of characters with a new “World of Nintendo” range of toys and merchandise.

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Mario Kart Month: A History of the Mario Kart Series – Part One – Nintendo Life

As June begins and our Mario Kart Month celebrations throughout May draw to a close, the build-up and expectation surrounding Mario Kart 8 has transitioned into mass play sessions and hands-on racing time.

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Mario Kart Month: A History of the Mario Kart Series – Part Two – Nintendo Life

As June begins and our Mario Kart Month celebrations throughout May draw to a close, the build-up and expectation surrounding Mario Kart 8 has transitioned into mass play sessions and hands-on racing time.

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Mario Kart 8 review – Nintendo’s classic is masterfully remodelled

Against the odds, Nintendo seems to have perfected a model of perpetual resurgence. While Xbox and PlayStation host the industry’s blaring blockbusters, Nintendo’s focus has turned inwards to its established roster of stars – none more so than dinky titan Mario.

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