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Mario Kart 8 Full Tracklist Revealed, 8 Balloon Battle Tracks and More

Nintendo has released the full tracklist for Mario Kart 8. There are 8 cups in game, each holding 4 different courses on which players will be able to drive, glide and hover in their vehicles.

That’s a total of 32 race courses available on which Grand Prix, Time Trial and VS Game modes will be playable. Balloon Battle mode, in which the objective is to burst the other players balloons rather than reaching the finish line first, however, will only be available on 8 tracks including Moo Moo Meadows and Toad’s Turnpike.

Mario Kart 8 is turning out to be the game to spearhead the Wii U charge. Nintendo is doing everything in their power to boost up the sales of Wii U and keep players interested in Mario Kart.

The announcement of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle which includes a Wii U Deluxe Set system, a Mario Kart 8 game, a red Mario Wii Wheel accessory and a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller, all at a suggested retail price of just $329.99 are indications of that.

“Everyone loves Mario Kart. The numerous new features of Mario Kart 8 makes this the most ambitious version yet, and one which will have players of all skill level racing for the checkered flag” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

Mario Kart 8 launches May 30th and people who register their copy of the game with Club Nintendo before July 31st get a free digital game of their own choosing from a list of 10 highly received Wii U games. Guess Nintendo really is desperate to stay level with Sony and Microsoft in this race.