Nintendo is sticking with their numeric naming scheme for the Mario Kart franchise as the next game in the series will be known as Mario Kart 8. Scheduled for release on the Wii U in Spring 2014, Mario Kart 8 combines some of the best features from the last two games in the series to create something totally new.
There’s gliders and underwater karts from Mario Kart 7, along with bikes from Mario Kart Wii. But mixed in with these vehicles is a new kind of transportation: the hovercar. The hovercar is able to drive up walls and upside down and it looks really cool doing it. The frantic madness of your typical Mario Kart race looks even wilder when racers can drive anywhere on the track.
Yeah, it’s wild.