(CONFIRMED FAKE) Mario Kart 8 DLC Could Include Baby Part and Neo Bowser City

Update, 7:50pm: Unfortunately, this rumor turned out to be an elaborate fake! This was confirmed via a Neogaf user who admitted he made the whole thing up. The original story is below as a reminder of the “fool me once, shame on you” clause.

Original Story: The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is due in a few weeks, and yet we still don’t know the full contents of the release. It’s well known who the new racers are (Animal Crossing‘s Villager and Isabelle, and Dry Bowser), but what about the tracks? Aside from the confirmed Animal Crossing track, all other courses are under wraps. Thankfully, new rumors have surfaced to paint a clearer picture of what we might be in store for.

As discovered on Neogaf, the game’s source code apparently contains files for unreleased courses. They include:

3DS_NEOBOWSERCITY = 3DS Neo Bowser City
GC_BABYPARK = GCN Baby Park
WU_ANIMAL = Animal Crossing
WU_METRO = ?
WU_WOODS = ?

For reference, this was the code referencing the previously released DLC pack, including the Zelda track:

GC_YOSHI_CIRCUIT = GCN Yoshi Circuit
SFC_RAINBOW_ROAD = SNES Rainbow Road
WII_WARIOSMINE = Wii Wario’s Gold Mine
WU_DRAGONROAD = Dragon Driftway
WU_EXCITEBIKE = Excitebike Arena
WU_HYRULE = Hyrule Circuit
WU_ICEPARK = Ice Ice Outpost
WU_MUTECITY = Mute City

As you can see, all of the above were indeed released as playable tracks, so this new evidence could be on point. Neo Bowser City was last seen in Mario Kart 7, and Baby Park (a very popular track in its own right) was seen in Mario Kart: Double-Dash!! and Mario Kart DS.

We won’t know the truth of this DLC pack until April 23rd, but surely Nintendo will provide soft confirmation via an upcoming trailer. Meanwhile, here is the initial trailer for the pack, only showcasing the Animal Crossing track that changes seasons each play-through:

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