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Mario Kart 8, coming early 2014. Twelve-kart online races are back, and this time tracks make heavy splits into alternate paths using the new anti-gravity mechanic that lets races stick to specific surfaces. It’s a little Speed Racer up in here.

You’ll be able to share highlight videos of your races to Miiverse, and hang gliders / underwater racing return, along with motorbikes and mid-air tricks. Eyeball some screenshots below the jump.

EDIT: Story originally reported a confirmed 60fps and 1080p, which was a mistake. It’s not been confirmed, but it’s not off the table either. The information was originally in reference to the new Smash Bros.