Mario Kart 8 trailer is defying gravity

At first glance, Mario Kart 8 seems to be just combining elements from Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Wii. There’s the motorcycles from the Wii game as well as the gliders and underwater action from MK7. Everything seems pretty typical until Mario and company start driving up walls.

Yes, Mario Kart 8 will let racers go anti-gravity. It looks like players will be able to race on different surfaces while on the same course, which is pretty cool to say the least. Finding new ways to take on various courses has always been a fun part of the Mario Kart experience, and now Nintendo appears to have taken that part of the game to the next level.

MK8 isn’t coming to the Wii U until 2014, but it will be one of four Nintendo E3 games available to demo at select Best Buy’s this month. We’ll have in-depth coverage of all four games later this week.