Picture from Nintendo @E3
Just minutes before Iwata-san's presentation the latest Nintendo release list had the kart-racer down for "Spring", before the Nintendo President opted to confirm May as the month for a worldwide roll-out.
Mario Kart 8
Release Title: Mario Kart™ 8
Release Date: Possible May 2014
System(s): Wii U
Region(s): USA, Europe, Australia, and Japan
For the first time, Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console in full HD, introducing new racing circuit designs and anti-gravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.from Mario Kart™ 8 @E3