Mario Kart 8 DLC Includes Zelda, Animal Crossing, & F-Zero

Whoa, guys. Hold on to your racing caps because this is huuuge news: Mario Kart 8 is getting more DLC that’s not just German luxury automobiles, but Nintendo crossover content. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means we’re getting Link as a playable racer, for starters, as well as Isabelle and the villager from the Animal Crossing series plus other Mario characters like Tanooki Mario and Dry Bowser. The Blue Falcon also returns as a selectable vehicle, which means Mario Kart 8 is definitely just F-Zero now.

And that’s not all! Check out more official details from Nintendo of Europe below:

Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics 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 AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 – Released: May 2015

Pack 2 includes:

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

As a bonus for purchasing both packs – as a bundle or separately – you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

And just when I thought the Mercedes DLC had ruined the game–BOOM. This. Jeez.

(Via Kotaku)

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