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Massive Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs Add 16 New Courses, Plus New Drivers and Karts
|By Business Wire
|August 26, 2014 09:19 PM EDT
Two new downloadable content packs will take the world of Mario
Kart 8 in directions the franchise has never seen before, while
significantly expanding game-play options. The packs, which launch this
fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase
starting Aug. 27 at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both), deliver a ton of
new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The
Legend of Zelda franchise and both Isabelle and the Villager from
the Animal Crossing series.
Two new downloadble packs, which launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase now at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both), deliver a ton of new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise. (Photo: Business Wire)
In addition to these two new downloadable content packs, a previously
announced game update goes live Aug. 27 that adds a variety of new
features, including three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race:
the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the
legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s. Go to http://ninten.do/6181WR6B
to view a video of the in-game karts in action.
“More than 1 million Wii U owners in the United States alone are already
enjoying the fun of Mario Kart 8,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo
of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario
Kart 8 already includes the largest number of characters, karts and
options of any Mario Kart game to date, and these amazing
expansion packs give players even more choices.”
Each pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in
total, increases the number of currently available courses by 50
percent. The DLC packs include classic courses like Wario’s Gold Mine
from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in
the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New
vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart
representing the F-Zero franchise in the first DLC pack.
Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs starting Aug. 27 will
get access to eight new colors of Yoshi and eight new colors of Shy Guy
to race with immediately. To purchase the packs in advance, users with a
broadband Internet connection can click the new “Shop” icon in the game
or visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
The DLC packs are scheduled to include the following:
Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario
Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) - $7.99
3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8
(Release Date: May 2015) - $7.99
3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle - $11.99
6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and
As a bonus for purchasing both packs bundled or individually, buyers
receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Those who advance
purchase both packs can begin using the Yoshi and Shy Guy characters
For more information about Mario Kart 8, visit http://mariokart8.nintendo.com.
Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™
and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and
Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 670 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi
XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo
GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™,
Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and
Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
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