New characters which are available for players in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe include Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, as well as King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr. It allows player experience up to 8 people simultaneously in multiplayer mode with WiFi network.
New modes including Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast, as well as new races such as the Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium will also appear on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Like the old version, players can wear two widgets, one main and one extra when playing. Boo and Feather items will also return in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Nintendo will also release a new feature called Smart Steering, keeping players on the track and making the game easier for new players.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe can be played at 1080p resolution on TV mode and 720p on handheld game mode.
Nintendo also claimed that the Switch will use a came-through slot, called a game card, but add some differences to the slot so players cannot use it on both 3D and switch.