Nintendo Co. this week previewed amiibo functionality for Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U.

Users who scan an amiibo figure to the title will receive a Mii racing suit themed to each specific amiibo. Each suit can be worn in the race.

Compatible figures include Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Captain Falcon, Fox, Samus, and Kirby.

Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide to date.

It includes vehicle transformations that allow each kart to race through anti-gravity tracks. The final game will allow users to drive against the wall, paraglide after a jump, and cruise underwater.

New characters include Rosalina, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, and all seven Koopalings.

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