• Race along walls and upside-down on twisting anti-gravity racetracks!
  • Share highlight videos of your greatest moments with friends via the Mario Kart TV feature and Miiverse.
  • Race and battle with friends locally or connect online to play with random players from around the world.
  • Fan favorite features from past Mario Kart games include gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, mid-air tricks, and more.
  • Crisp HD graphics and fluid animation offers players the most visually stunning Mario Kart yet!

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese マリオカート8
Korean 마리오 카트 8

Release Dates

May 29, 2014 Original Japanese version
May 30, 2014 U.S. and PAL versions





Wii U - Mario Kart 8 E3 Trailer


Wii U - Mario Kart 8 Trailer

The first official trailer, as seen on Seasons 1-3 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.


Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Here Come the Koopalings Trailer


Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - New Courses and Items Trailer

The third official trailer, as seen on My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: The Complete Season 4.

200cc Mode

In April 2015, the 200cc Mode was released as an update for those who already owned Mario Kart 8.


Wii U - Mario Kart 8 200cc is Here! Trailer

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