Mario Kart 8 to feature 60fps and 1080p

Nintendo is looking to push the envelope of the Wii U with its greatest character, Mario.  As sales of the Wii U have never really gained momentum, and the system itself has yet to show much by the way of differentiation, Nintendo is looking to change that with Mario Kart 8.

Eurogamer noted that Mario Kart 8 will run at a solid 60 frames per second while being shown in full 1080p HD quality.  There are no reports yet as to whether or not this is upscaled, but regardless, the graphics look fantastic.

“The game’s visuals are beautiful, 1080p and 60fps even in two-player split-screen, while new characters and weapons such as the Piranha Plant keep things feeling fresh amongst otherwise familiar surroundings.”


Producer of Mario Kart 8, Hideki Konno, revealed that development has been focused on the graphical and presentation enhancements of the game since Mario Kart Wii debuted.  The ability to utilize the Wii U’s technical abilities allows the game to run smoothly whether in split screen or solo mode.

Mario Kart 8 is shaping up to be what Nintendo needs as a system seller for the Wii U.


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  • Aaron K Stone

    Perhaps this game could get the ball rolling, but it will take a lot more for Nintendo to dig themselves out of the Wii U shaped hole they’re in. Let’s pray E3 isn’t a total embarrassment.

    • Ted

      Oh the situation they are currently in as far as home consoles could very well turn them into a hand held on competitor in the future…

      • Aaron K Stone

        I don’t know… They are a stubborn company. It’s not like having an underpreforming console is new to them, so I don’t see them giving up on it.

  • Elenora Tazia

    Seems Nintendo understands their machine well. Next they’ll be talking about whether Zelda Wii U will be 1080p or not. If this official, then I hope Nintendo maintain this trend on their exclusive games.