The Mario Kart franchise is set to return next year on the Wii U with a new trailer revealed for Mario Kart 8.

The trailer featured new drivers, including Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and Rosalina; the latter was also confirmed earlier to feature in the upcoming Smash Bros. title.

The new course settings will take drivers to an airport, the desert, and high in the clouds. New vehicles will also feature, including UFOs and four-wheel ATV buggies.

With an official release date yet to be confirmed, Mario Kart 8 is currently scheduled for spring 2014.

Check out the Mario Kart 8 trailer, below.

Source: Nintendo Direct

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