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Mario Kart 8 Release Date: April 25 2014 Arrival, Claims Retailer

Mario Kart 8 Release Date: April 25 2014 Arrival, Claims Retailer

Mario Kart 8 will be released on April 25 for the Wii U, a U.K. retailer said.

Littlewoods retailer made the claim and said they are already taking pre-orders for the game in their stores.

Although an official release date has not been announced by Nintendo, Little woods is standing by their claim, according to the Inquirer.

Previously, Mario Kart 8 was slated for an April 2014 release, according to an accidentally leaked newsletter from Nintendo of Europe. So this April 25 prediction could very well be true.

Mario Kart has been a staple of the Nintendo since Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo in 1992.

The game revolves around characters in the Super Mario universe and their head-to-head racecar battles. Players are able to cycle through a series of weapons and gadgets to enhance their skills on the track.

A video containing game footage was going around featuring Motorsport commentary for the game.

The video, uploaded by YouTube channel FamilyGamerTV, shows someone playing Mario Kart 8 while professional broadcaster, Alan Boiston of Team VVV channel, commentates a few races for the game.

"We grabbed Alan Boiston of Team VVV YoutTube channel to bring his F1 commentating expertise to our Mario Kart 8 three course championship. Enjoy the thrills and spills of an authentic Mario Kart track day as Boiston's dulcet tones get the blood racing and offer some amusement to Mario Kart through the eyes of an F1 fan," the video description said.

Another Mario game is in development as well: Super Mario 3D World.

Super Mario 3D World made its first appearance at the E3 event over the summer, and the game definitely turned heads as far as impressive gameplay.

The game is multiplayer, or a friend can help out using the GamePad touchscreen.

Mario 3D World hits the Wii U on Nov. 22 in North America.