Mario Kart 8 DLC Adds Link And Reintroduces A Classic Track

Written by on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:30 AM
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Mario Kart 8 will get its first batch of paid DLC next month. The new content provided in the DLC pack will come in the form of new racers, a bigger vehicle selection and eight new tracks that will be featured in two new cups to compete in.

The three new characters that are available for players to use are Link from the Zelda series, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach. Three of the vehicles have been revealed to be F-Zero's Blue Falcon, the B Dasher and the Master Cycle. Fans of the Mario Kart games will recognise the the first two vehicles in that list, they’re making a return to the series from previous installments. The Master Cycle however will be a new addition to the vehicle roster, brought in as Link's own custom motorcycle.

Nintendo has revamped Yoshi Circuit for the new DLC. The old fan's favourite made its original appearance in 2003’s Mario Kart: Double Dash on the GameCube. In the preview trailer we get a good look at the track, as well as the new characters and vehicles that are going to become available. In addition the three other courses will be a remake of Wario's Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, and two new courses themed on Excitebike and F-Zero.

Nintendo also has a further DLC pack scheduled to released in May 2015, it will bring Animal Crossing characters into the fray. So far Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser have been announced; the four vehicles and eight further tracks are still unannounced. The two upcoming packs will join the Mercedes-Benz DLC content that was released in August and brought three licensed cars to the roster.

The DLC packs will cost £7/$8 each, or can be pre-purchased together for £11/$12. Are there any other classic Mario Kart tracks and you’d like to see redesigned for the current generation? Let us know!

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11:51 Oct-23-2014

Now these are DLC's done right, and all the retro tracks feels new to me since I haven't played any Mario Kart before MK8(Only Nintendo system I had was the NES/Family Computer where I live). :D

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02:32 Oct-24-2014

yup!

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