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Latest Mario Kart 8 trailer

With Mario Kart 8 powersliding over the horizon, Nintendo has lifted the hood on some new characters and locations for their forthcoming racer.

Fans of the series can expect to blitz their way through new underwater beaches and giant banana-filled temples with the usual crew of Kart faces, joined for this eighth outing by the Koopa Kids.

Presumably light-weight, fast drivers, Bowser's Koopalings include Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy (but you knew who they were before we told you, right?). Check out the trailer for some frantic shell-filled action.

Mario Kart 8 arrives on Wii U 30 May