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Mario Kart 8 launches May 30 with Koopa Kids

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Mario Kart 8 will be released on May 30, Nintendo revealed today during a Nintendo Direct event.

A trailer accompanying the announcement showcased a horde of new racers: Bowser's Koopaling minions Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy. You can watch that trailer below.

Nintendo announced last month that the game was headed to Wii U consoles around the world in May. The kart racing franchise's next installment will incorporate anti-gravity mechanics, which will allow sideways and upside-down tracks. You can learn more about Mario Kart 8's gravity defying take on the franchise in our hands-on impressions from E3 2013.