'Mario Kart 8' Release Date This May: Diddy Kong Confirmed As Playable Character

Diddy Kong Coming To 'Mario Kart 8'

 @theabigailelise
on April 15 2014 11:45 AM
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"Mario Kart 8" launches May 30 for the Wii U. Courtesy/Nintendo

Looks like Diddy Kong will be coming to the Wii U’s “Mario Kart 8,” which will launch this May. On Monday, a leaked roster of playable characters in the upcoming racer  appeared on Reddit, showing 30 optional choices from the Nintendo universe.

mario A leak via Reddit that shows the characters from "Mario Kart 8."  Reddit/user/hmjem

The leak verified that users will be able to control Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, Metal Mario, Yoshi, Toad, Koopa, Shyguy, Lakitu, Toadette, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Wario, Waluigi, Lemmy, Roy, Iggy, Larry, Wendy, Ludwig and Morton Jr. Now, Diddy Kong has been added to the game’s repertoire.

In a Spanish issue of the official Nintendo magazine, Diddy Kong’s face was shown as an optional character in “Mario Kart 8,” alongside characters like Bowser, Baby Mario and many others.

mariokart8 Official Nintendo magazine.  Courtesy/Nintendo

mariokart81 Official Nintendo magazine.  Courtesy/Nintendo

Earlier this month, Nintendo launched a new "Mario Kart 8" gameplay trailer that boasted detailed graphics, amazing special effects and original courses -- along with some impressive screenshots.

Are you excited to see Diddy Kong in "Mario Kart 8"? Which characters would you like to see added to the roster? Leave a comment or tweet me!

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