Nintendo Co. this week demonstrated Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Mario Kart 8New to Mario Kart 8 are vehicle transformations that allow each kart to race through anti-gravity tracks. In the preview build users could drive against the wall, paraglide after a jump, and cruise underwater.

The controls were solid with the GamePad and gyroscopic functionality.

The graphics engine excelled at 60 frames-per-second in single-player and split-screen mode with well-rendered characters, vibrant locals, and sharp special effects.

Mario Kart 8 will be sold in spring 2014.

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