New racer announced for Mario Kart 8...well, seven new racers to be exact.

by: Russell -

Anyone who's seen some of my past Nintendo Download posts can probably guess that one of my favorite games is Super Mario Bros. 3, a game that I'm STILL waiting to hit the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Consoles (hint hint Nintendo).  One of my favorite aspects of the game are the Koopa Kids, who kind of faded into obscurity after Super Mario World and didn't have another prominent role until the later New Super Mario Bros. games (well, there was Yoshi's Safari on the Super NES, but I tend not to count that).  Imagine my surprise when I came across the video below showing that the Koopalings will be in Mario Kart 8.

Needless to say I'm pretty excited.  This will be the first time that the Koopalings have been playable in any form in a game and I personally can't wait.  Too bad we can't get the voice actors from the 90's cartoons to reprise the voices, but it's not like the Koopalings have any speaking roles in the games anyways.  What's even stranger is that the video was posted on the 13th and I haven't seen it until just now.  How did I miss big news like this about the Koopalings?

 

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