Earlier today Nintendo revealed some fresh information for Mario Kart 8 including new abilities and a look at an HD version of everyone's favorite track, Rainbow Road.

New features in Mario Kart 8 includeSpin BoostReturning CharactersNew ItemsNew CoursesLive Recorded MusicControl Scheme: Mario Kart 8 will support a variety of control schemes, including the Wii U GamePad, the Wii U Pro Controller, the Wii Wheel and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. The game can also be played in off-TV mode using just the Wii U GamePad.

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