Excitebike Jumps Into Mario Kart 8 DLC

Today Nintendo shared a trailer for another original track in Mario Kart 8‘s upcoming DLC. Bike enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that this new inclusion is all about the sick tricks and gnarly jumps, but watch out for assorted oil slicks along the way!

You excited? Of course you are! It’s Excitebike! Really appreciating the wacky Nintendo crossover content in MK8‘s DLC because it offers the developers an opportunity to craft some really inspired tracks without exhausting Mushroom Kingdom locales. Plus, I mean, c’mon–it’s Excitebike. Totally digging the Excitebike, y’all.

Pretty sure Excitebike was the only NES title I ever unlocked in Animal Crossing for the GameCube, sooo, y’know, I sort of played it to shreds as a kid. Sure glad I did though, and I’m definitely stoked to rekindle those debt-laden memories with this MK8 track.

This incoming November DLC Pack comes with three new characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and Link), four swanky vehicles like the Tanooki Tumbler (my dubbing, not Nintendo’s), and eight courses including the Excitebike track among others.

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Trace Wysaske lives somewhere in Washington, and when he isn't compulsively hunting Green Stars or felling the Lagiacrus, he's writing about everything from forlorn Japanese teachers to well-mannered crows. He still needs to play Ghost Trick.