Blue Shells? Balls to Them. You Can Take Them Out in ‘Mario Kart 8’ (VIDEO)

Mario Kart 8
You can almost hear the rushing wind of impending doom.

How many of us have been nobbled on the last bend of a race by one of those bastards? Everybody who’s ever played a Mario Kart game, that’s how many. These are the magical memories of couch co-op which are being insidiously destroyed by the rise of online multiplayer. You can’t reach over and deliver a swift dick punch to a guy in Honduras who just blue-shelled you, after all.

Unless you live in Honduras, of course. In which case you can just disregard that last remark and punch away.

Anywho, whether you’re in the same room or not even the same continent, ‘Ol’ Bluey’ is always an asshole. Which is why we’re rather delighted by this new trailer. Mario Kart 8 will introduce a fancy new item, able to destroy this swooping beast before it explodes all over your face and crushes your dreams.

Check it out above, along with some other new features being added to the series. Another ogle at its HD sextastic is in order too; that’s a mighty fine planet down there in the background of Rainbow Road.

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