Looks good, has a MK Wii-esque look to it, more so than any of the other games. It's sort of..."shinier" looking or something. I dunno.
Anyway, the glider and under water stuff looks interesting. And it's good to see they are embracing customization. I was thinking earlier today when playing ModNation Racers on my PSP how Mario Kart games lacked customization options.
To be perfectly honest, trailer doesn't look all that great to me. I mean, it looks like a plain Mario Kart to me, graphics don't look much better the on DS, but I'll wait to see it in hands. It'll still be an awesome game!
That's one of the features about Mario Kart - "Retro Tracks." It's one of the series main stays - it has been ever since Mario Super Circuit, I believe. And the courses are fitted to adjust to the new game mechanics, as well, so other than just looking overall better, a lot of them race differently as well. Some of the retro tracks should stay retro, but I do like a lot of them. I was stoked to see Maple Treeway - it's one of my favorite courses from Mario Kart Wii
Latest gameplay video looks great, very smooth! 8 player online will be great for tournaments, meet ups and parties. I'm more interested to see how they will handle battle mode. I miss the battle mode from Mario Kart 64 which I spent countless hours playing.