Mamma Mia! Nintendo Releases Mario Kart 8 Trailer

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Can nostalgia save Wii U? Nintendo certainly hopes so.

On Thursday, Nintendo released the trailer for Mario Kart 8, due out in late May. Sales for the Wii U, which retails for $300, have been disappointing since the console was released in November 2012. Now it has to compete with Microsoft's Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4, which are both selling briskly despite their high price tags, $500 and $400, respectively.

Will Mario Kart 8 put the Wii U on the rainbow road to success? Can Nintendo woo gamers by appealing to their fond memories of Super Mario Kart, released in 1992? Who knows. The game certainly looks fun, though.