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Mario Kart 8 DLC details revealed.

Happy 22nd birthday to the original Mario Kart game!!! If you have a Wii U and you have the Virtual Console download of Mario Kart, show it some love today!

So the free Mercedes-Benz DLC is due tomorrow for Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U but Nintendo have announced two expansions with some brand new tracks, characters and more! The Nintendo store put up details for ‘Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8’ showing release due for the end of November 2014 and May 2015. Costing £7 each and with both in a  bundle for £11, there’s a fair amount of content for your money.

Nintendo have announced that the packs will officially be called ‘The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8’ and ‘Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8’. The first time non-Mario related characters have been featured in the game (PacMan technically doesn’t count because of it being a Namco spin-off). Head to the Nintendo e-shop and click on Mario Kart 8 add-on content to get yours…. Consider ours purchased! The Mercedes-Benz DLC is showing available to download too.

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The first pack heading to us in November will contain 3 new characters of Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach and Link. There will also be 4 new vehicles and 8 new courses spread over 2 cups. I would have thought that there will be a mixture of brand new tracks incorporating more recent games and some retro tracks thrown in for good measure but these details haven’t officially been confirmed.

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Pack numero dos which is due for release in May 2015 will follow the same structure. Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser will be the 3 new characters with a further 4 vehicles and another 8 tracks. Overall, 16 new tracks, 8 new vehicles to ride and 6 characters to play with. But that’s not all. Nintendo have said that as a bonus for getting both sets of content you can get 8 different-coloured Yoshis and a further 8 different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used ‘right away’.

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From the pictures, you can see the majority of what the tracks and vehicles will be. We have spied that there looks to be the Blue Falcon from F-Zero with a themed course to match and Nintendo have confirmed that Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii will be featured also. With Villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing being involved, there’s a related track shown in the collage. Either way, I’m liking the look of it as I’m currently trying to get a star in each cup on Mirror mode and some new tracks will be a great addition!

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