Nintendo accidentally reveals April release date for Mario Kart 8

It seems one of the Wii U’s big hitters won’t be released until well into next year, as Nintendo hints at more unannounced games for 2014


Nintendo of Europe published an newsletter recently in Spanish, that claims the release date for Mario Kart 8 will not be until April 2014, but it was quickly removed, but not before Twitter Fans captured the above screenshot as proof of the story, which still might be fake.

A Spanish newsletter from Nintendo of Europe appears to have inadvertently revealed the release date of Mario Kart 8 as April next year. The info was apparently quickly removed but one Twitter fan managed to take a screenshot before it went.

If true though one of the questions it raises is what, if anything, is going to be released in January through March. Nintendo has announced a few titles for 2014, but it's hard to imagine Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros., or Monolith Soft's X, either being ready in time or Nintendo wanting to release them at such a relatively quiet time of the year.

The likes of Super Mario 3D World, Wii Fit U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and Wii Party U are all supposed to be out this year, which leaves Nintendo with potentially another games drought early next year.

The currently unscheduled Yarn Yoshi could be one title being held back for early 2014, but the only other announced first party titles for the Wii U are Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and the new Zelda - and they're even less likely to be released before April.
But Nintendo themselves confirms there is still a few unannounced titles not talked about during the E3 Nintendo Direct that will be releasing next year in 2014, as they don't want to spill the beans early, incase another console company copies their new IP ideas!

‘There are more unannounced Wii U titles coming by 2014,' he told investors recently, as translated by Twitter user Cheesemeister. ‘There was more info than could be released at E3. Wanted to ease owners' fears...'

As unwise as it may seem though it's long been standard Nintendo policy not to reveal new games until as late as possible.

As Iwata himself explains: ‘Don't want to leave a long gap between announcement/release of new game types that would lessen the impact or allow competitors to copy...'
NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo accidently reveals April release date for Mario Kart 8 (via) Metro