Here Are All The Changes Coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

New modes, characters, maps and items incoming!

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With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe right around the corner, players who already have Mario Kart 8 on Wii U might be asking themselves: “Why exactly should I shell out extra cash for an ‘updated’ Mario Kart on the Switch?”

Luckily, TheZeroReview have compiled a list of the complete changes coming to this newer version of Mario Kart 8, which should change your mind:

  • All Characters, Tracks, and Modes from Mario Kart 8 and its 2 DLC packs will be included
  • 5 New Characters: Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.
  • New Battle Modes: Balloon Battle, Bob-omb Blast, Renegade Roundup, Coin Runners, and Shine Thief (similar to Mario Kart 64, and Mario Kart Double Dash)
  • 2 New Battle Stages: Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium
  • New Smart Steering mode for beginners
  • 3 New Vehicles
  • 2 New Items: Ghost and Feather
  • Carry 2 Items at once (similar to Double Dash)
  • Up to 8 player local multiplayer (requires multiple Switches)
  • Amiibo Functionality (Unlocks Mii Costumes)
  • You can now Break when Drifting
  • You can now adjust controls before a race begins (rather than pausing after the race starts)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be coming to the Switch, 28 April 2017. Is this enough to make you buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Let us know in the comments.