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trunkswd said:
Farsala said:

So the Splatoon team is a workhhorse. It seems to me that the Mario Kart team is slacking, while the 3D mario team still has quite a bit of time to work on their next project. Zelda games are bigger, but more details would be nice.

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling so well I don't see Mario Kart 9 until Nintendo's next platform. Though, it doesn't rule out a different racing game from them. I am still holding out hope for a new Diddy Kong Racing.

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling so well I don't see Mario Kart 9 until Nintendo's next platform. Though, it doesn't rule out a different racing game from them. I am still holding out hope for a new Diddy Kong Racing.

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

Have you checked out Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled? Its awesome 



KLXVER said:
curl-6 said:

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

Have you checked out Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled? Its awesome 

I have indeed, love that game. :)



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curl-6 said:

When it comes to treating their fans like crap, nobody does it quite like Nintendo.

You want release dates? Something to look forward to? You want actual new games on your new console? Fuck you. 

I swear they get off on depriving people of what they want.

Nintendo dont give out dates because they dont have dead lines like the other two. There are exceptions to the rule however Nintendo release games when they are ready.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling so well I don't see Mario Kart 9 until Nintendo's next platform. Though, it doesn't rule out a different racing game from them. I am still holding out hope for a new Diddy Kong Racing.

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

I've gone back and replayed Diddy Kong Racing. I think it holds up better than Mario Kart 64. 



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NightlyPoe said:
Farsala said:

It seems to me that the Mario Kart team is slacking

Well, Mario Kart Tour did just come out.  I'm not aware of it being handed to a different team and, while hardly a full game, they put at least some effort into it.

I'd been running under the assumption that the team would finish up the main work on MK Tour and then start production for Mario Kart 9 as a Switch 2 launch title.

I totally forgot about Mario Kart Tour. I guess they could have been busy with that. A bit of a shame. I've been wanting a new and good kart racer for a now.



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

I've gone back and replayed Diddy Kong Racing. I think it holds up better than Mario Kart 64. 

Neither of them is really playable to me nowadays to be honest, they've both aged really poorly, like most 3D games of their era to be fair.

Anyway, since MK9 is in my opinion best left for Switch 2, a Diddy Kong Racing sequel in the mean time would be awesome. I just hope they don't fall back on one of their worst habits of this gen and just remake the 64 one instead of creating an original title.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

I've gone back and replayed Diddy Kong Racing. I think it holds up better than Mario Kart 64. 

Neither of them is really playable to me nowadays to be honest, they've both aged really poorly, like most 3D games of their era to be fair.

Anyway, since MK9 is in my opinion best left for Switch 2, a Diddy Kong Racing sequel in the mean time would be awesome. I just hope they don't fall back on one of their worst habits of this gen and just remake the 64 one instead of creating an original title.

I wouldn't mind taking inspiration from the first one and build upon it. Like having an overworld that is similar to the first, but make it bigger and have more to find. I like the boss races as well. But when you had to go and do each race a second time to get all the coins I'd be okay leaving out. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Neither of them is really playable to me nowadays to be honest, they've both aged really poorly, like most 3D games of their era to be fair.

Anyway, since MK9 is in my opinion best left for Switch 2, a Diddy Kong Racing sequel in the mean time would be awesome. I just hope they don't fall back on one of their worst habits of this gen and just remake the 64 one instead of creating an original title.

I wouldn't mind taking inspiration from the first one and build upon it. Like having an overworld that is similar to the first, but make it bigger and have more to find. I like the boss races as well. But when you had to go and do each race a second time to get all the coins I'd be okay leaving out. 

Inspiration is fine, I just want it to be an actual new game in the franchise, not just a remake.

One of my biggest pet peeves with Nintendo this gen is their over-reliance on re-releasing/remaking old games instead of making new entries.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

I wouldn't mind taking inspiration from the first one and build upon it. Like having an overworld that is similar to the first, but make it bigger and have more to find. I like the boss races as well. But when you had to go and do each race a second time to get all the coins I'd be okay leaving out. 

Inspiration is fine, I just want it to be an actual new game in the franchise, not just a remake.

One of my biggest pet peeves with Nintendo this gen is their over-reliance on re-releasing/remaking old games instead of making new entries.

I agree. Though, I think they did well with Pokemon Let's Go. The best Switch games are Mario Odyssey and BotW. 



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