Massive Mario Kart 8 DLC Announced


Holy bang for your buck Captain Rainbow!  Ahead of the incoming Mario Kart 8 patch that includes new features and Mercedes DLC carts (free of cost) Nintendo dropped news of their DLC strategy for Mario Kart 8.  This has surpassed my expectations in just about every way.  TL;DR  16 new tracks, 8 new cars, and 6 new characters at either $7.99 for each of 2 packs or $11.99 for the pair.  Hit the jump for the full lowdown on what is included so far.

The ability to pre-purchase these DLC packs today is available with the 2.0 patch.  Pre-purchasing both packs now will unlock 8 different colors of Yoshi and Shy Guy usable today in any game mode.  The other packs will be available as detailed below.  From the above screenshot, we can already see an F-Zero Mute City themed level as well as what appears to be an Excite Bike track.  Looks like Nintendo is really hell bent on giving this game increased profit margin legs.  I am so excited by what a great value this is I almost forgot about Smash Brothers.  Almost.  November can’t come soon enough.  Details below, official PR in the source link.


Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) – $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) – $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle – $11.99





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