Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a week and half away, but we were able to spend some time in the new Battle mode with an early look.

Battle Mode is, of course, not new to Mario Kart, but it is new to Mario Kart 8. We played two rounds of the newish mode. Once in full-screen against the A.I., and once in 4-player split-screen mode to see how Switch holds up to Mario Kart 8 chaos. For the true experience, we all used a single Joy-Con.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe releases next Friday, April 28, and you can look out for a full review of the Deluxe version of the game soon.