Why do we keep buying new Mario Kart games? Because they’re awesome, thats why! It helps that the price of entry is low in terms of skill level. And as long as those hope-depriving blue shells of death are around, it’s anyones game.

Mario Kart 8 will be releasing in glorious HD for the first time on May 30. Bringing with it 16 new tracks, 16 tracks from previous games in the series and 12-player online competitive play.

Are you excited? Is this what it’ll take you for to buy a Wii U?

Written by Eric Wendt

@ericwendt is a maker of web, music and filmy things. Gamer and overall connoisseur of all things poppy in culture. Co-owner of @funkedoodles & one-fifth of @pelicanrodeo & Editor-at-Large for @gameSLRP.