Play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe anywhere, anytime, with four different multiplayer modes and more familiar characters than ever! Enjoy the battles, action, and victory of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe wherever you go with the Nintendo Switch. You can play in TV, tabletop, or handheld mode in local multiplayer or online modes. Each track from the Wii U version also makes a comeback, much to the happiness of avid Mario Kart fans.
Play with 40+ characters, including original favourites Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, and Bowser, or jump in with new faces like King Boo, Dry Bones, and Inkling Girl and Boy.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe retains those race changing items like Red Shells, Bananas, and Super Star, and adds some new ones in the form of Feather and Boo, which increase the options for success.
Play Mario Kart Wherever You Go
Whether you’re racing your family on the big screen in your living room, playing in the park, or visiting a friend’s place, Nintendo Switch lets you play Mario Kart any way you like! Up to eight players can connect for local multiplayer fun via Wireless Play. If you’re playing in TV mode or tabletop mode, up to four players can enjoy split-screen multiplayer!
Race Using the Toy-Con Motorbike
You can also challenge racers from around the world! Up to 12 players can take part in online races, and two local players can even play online together from the same Nintendo Switch. Grab the handlebars and race your way to victory using the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit. After installing a free software update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you’ll be able to select the Motorbike as a compatible controller from the main menu.
The Biggest Mario Kart Yet
Mario, Luigi, Peach and other favourites from the Super Mario series are joined by new and returning drivers like King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser. Jr. Even the Inklings from Splatoon are joining in the racing fun! Once you’ve picked a racer, choose a vehicle and customise it with different tyres, chassis and gliders before taking them for a spin.
Battle Mode is Bigger Than Ever
Do battle on 8 thrilling new dedicated courses! With 5 types of battle, choose from Balloon Battle, Renegade Roundup, Bob-omb Blast, Coin Runners, and Shrine Thief.
Race your friends or battle them in an all new and fresh battle mode. Featuring new and returning battle courses.
48 Courses To Race On!
Race head-to-head on land, underwater, through the skies and even on walls and ceilings in a whopping 48 courses. All the tracks (and characters!) from Mario Kart 8 on Wii U return in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, including previously-released downloadable courses inspired by The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Excitebike and more.
Mario Kart 8 Switch Game details
- Release date: 28 April 2017
- Digital Download Size: 7 GB Additional storage may be needed on your console for installation or software updates.
- Category: Party, Racing
- Players: 1 – 12
- Play mode: Handheld mode, Tabletop mode, TV mode
- Publisher: Nintendo
Supported Play Modes
Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.