Nintendo hosted another Worldwide Nintendo Direct broadcast yesterday which discussed some of the companies 2014 spring releases one of which is the highly anticipated Mario Kart 8 exclusively for the Wii U. Along with the usual rabble of Nintendo characters such as Mario, Princess Peach, Kooper, and Toad the trailer introduces Mario Galaxy’s Rosalina as well as a kindergarten full of Baby characters.

The year of Luigi is supposed to last into 2014 but so far it seems that 2014 may be The year of Rosalina, during the broadcast it was announced that she’ll be a new character in Super Smash Bros, she’s been added to Mario Kart Arcade GP DX set to appear in arcades throughout 2014, and now she’s confirmed as another character in Mario Kart 8.

Rosalina was first introduced to the world in Super Mario Galaxy way back in 2007 and has since been a staple character in both the Mario Galaxy series as well as an unlockable character in the Mario Kart series.

Finally the trailer introduces a handful of Baby characters into the mix such as Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, and Baby Daisy!

Mario Kart 8 is set to release on the Wii U in Spring 2014.

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