I’m starting to get a little bit nervous that Nintendo hasn’t confirmed 5 player local multiplayer for Mario Kart 8. The game is a mere 34 days away, and there hasn’t been a peep from Nintendo about using the gamepad as a fifth screen.
Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed, a Wii U launch title, has five player local play and it was an absolute blast, so why Nintendo isn’t drumming up this feature for what will surely be Wii U’s make-or-break title is beyond me.
Would you like to see local five player in Mario Kart 8? Leave a comment below.
Those who’ve had hands on time with the game have stated that while playing the gamepad only serves as a horn or displays what’s on the TV. Mario Kart 8’s official website sneakily describes the game as being 1-12 players, but also states that “terminology may not be final as this title is still in development“.
So it could be that local 5 player hasn’t bee announced yet. Nintendo are banging on about utilising the gamepad more, so this truly seems like a no brainer.
I have no trouble getting five people willing to play Mario Kart in the same room, so this is a feature I’m really hoping for.
Stay tuned for my 12 Days of Mario Kart: Kountdown to MK8 coming in the next few weeks.
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