It's almost certain we'll see a new Mario Kart for Wii U. It would be great if it was a launch title, but I somewhat doubt it even though it could be possible. Mario Kart is just one of those games that works, without having to change much. It's a big money maker and it's a great online racer. But yes, I would like to see a new Mario Kart for Wii U very much.
I hope the online play isn't ruined by hackers, glitchers, guest players being jerks, and a stupid set-up. Give us back the grand-prix style multiplayer like Mario Kart DS had instead of this random race crap that Mario Kart Wii and 7 got.
Using the tablet controller and the 2-player co-op from Double Dash, the player with the tablet controller can now look around them (not just forward) and fire items (especially shells) in any direction. Heck, even having the tablet screen as a rear-view mirror during single player mode would be awesome.
I love the idea of making the tablet screen a rear view mirror. Right now, when I race, I keep both hands on the wheel (I drive manual), and when I want to look behind me, I use my chin to press the A button. A review mirror would be awesome. Growing a third arm and hand would work too. ; )
I agree. The GP matches in DS worked better (most of the time). It's hard to stop all forms of foul play (since cheaters can be creative). However, it would be nice to be rewarded (for my time) in races when other players drop out, because some people still do that frequently to maintain a high ranking.
since the Gamepad has 2 sticks, DD co-op could technically be done with both players using the Gamepad. However, they might have to have gas on auto (instead of A button) for this control scheme to work.
There are a few possibilities for using the Gamepad in MK U. I can't wait to see what options Nintendo decides. Other possibilities I thought of are using the Gamepad as a course map for multiplayer, DD style co-op with 2 players using the Gamepad, or a course map that a non-racing player can use to set traps or place items (kind of like N Land's F-Zero Assist Play mode).