Mario Kart 8 May Finally Be Getting A Track Editor


Online retailer has a particularly interesting description under their listing of the upcoming Nintendo Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8 that may have revealed several major new features:

Mario Kart 8 Wii U is a new game for the Wii U. It features new elements such as customizing bikes and designing your own tracks. It is the sequel to the game Mario Kart 7.

There has been no word from Nintendo about any track editor in their new Mario Kart game, but maybe Newegg knows something we don’t? I believe it though. I don’t know see why Nintendo wouldn’t include a track editor in the new title, especially since it would be a superb way of showing off the GamePad’s capabilities. Editing and creating tracks of any kind in video games have always been a god-awful experience for me, so the use of a great touch pad would make the experience a whole lot easier to control.

What does have me skeptical, however, is the mention of customization for bikes specifically. Why not the other vehicles? Nevertheless, that should be cool, but it would seem odd if the game only featured customization for one of the various types of vehicles. Take this all with a grain of salt for now, since this isn’t an official description from Nintendo, but keep your eyes peeled for more information as it gets closer to release date. We shall be updating you accordingly before Judgment Day, May 30th, when Mario Kart 8 is released for Wii U.

  • Koczk

    Consider all this:

    – Customization is only mentioned in relation to bikes, but we know it’s for all vehicles..
    – It’s called a ‘sequel’ which is a word that’s rarely used unless it’s only the second game. Typically we would see ‘follow-up to MK7′ or ‘latest in the MK series.’
    – There’s no reason Newegg would know about a track editor before everyone else.
    – A track editor would not be announced via a small product description, but through a larger announcement.

    So with all of this in mind, it’s probably a poorly written description by an underpaid Newegg staff member who knows nothing about the game.

    Stories like this, based on speculation and two lines in a retailer’s product description are an affront to game ‘journalism.’

    • MikeEaton

      He’s pretty clear that nothing has been confirmed. Besides, if it turns out to not be true, so what?

      You need to lighten up.