Mario Kart 8 will have voice chat

Here’s something new for a first party Nintendo title, it appears that Mario Kart 8 will support voice chat.

The game’s listing in the Wii U eShop has been updated, showing that along with leaderboards, online and local multiplayer that it also supports “game chat”. Nintendo hasn’t officially declared whether Mario Kart 8 will support voice chat but unless this is an error on their own behalf, it looks like Mario Kart 8 will be the first Mario Kart game to let players trash talk one another.

Another interesting fact coming from the game’s updated eShop listing is that it will weigh in at 4.9GBs.