Last night’s Nintendo Direct was full of announcements of all kinds: new games, new ports, but also new DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the best-selling console. The karting game will be enhanced with nearly fifty additional tracks in a large pack ” Additional circuit passes which will be distributed gradually over the next two years.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rolls over the past
48 additional circuits will thus be available over time on Mario Kart 8 Deluxewith some seasonal releases planned in waves of 8. These will be remastered circuits taken from previous installments of the Mario Kart franchise, with among others Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart DS or Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
Because there is no small profit, Nintendo intends to extend the life of its currently best-selling Switch game as much as possible: the DLC will arrive in waves until the end of the year 2023 (!), which suggests that we should not hear of a new Mario Kart for quite a while, despite recent rumors on the subject.
The first circuit wave is expected for March 18 and will consist of 2 different cups including 4 circuits each:
- Golden Turbo Cup
- Walk in Paris (Mario Kart Tour)
- Circuit Toad (Mario Kart 7)
- Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64)
- Coco Supermarket (Mario Kart Wii)
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- Crossing Tokyo (Mario Kart Tour)
- Mushroom Cornice (Mario Kart DS)
- Flying Garden (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Ninja Dojo (Mario Kart Tour)
The additional circuit pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe retails for €24.99 on Nintendo eShop. Like the DLC Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, the Circuits Pass is directly included in the offer for subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack which also gives access to the catalog of retro Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive games. That’s a lot of offers for a handful of DLCs.