Instead Of Announcing Mario Kart 9 Nintendo Reveals More Mario Kart 8 DLC

Instead Of Announcing Mario Kart 9 Nintendo Reveals More Mario Kart 8 DLC
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While Mario Kart fans might have anticipated the announcement of Mario Kart 9 during today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo instead opted to announce that remastered courses from the Mario Kart series will be hitting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid DLC in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass will include 48 remastered courses from the Mario Kart series like Wii Coconut Mall, Tour Tokyo Blur, and N64 Choco Mountain. The 48 remastered courses will be released in six waves, with the first wave of remastered courses hitting the eShop on March 18.

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The DLC can be purchased separately or through the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack with no additional cost. Pre-orders begin later today.

Comments

  • I dont know where i stand on this, its A LOT cheaper than a new game, with only 8 courses less than what they usually put out in a new game.
    Maybe they dont have a new gimmick idea for MK9?
    Even though they are remastered courses, they will still be semi new with MK8.
    Better than nothing.

  • I’m OK with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass I will be purchasing that when it comes out next month.

  • With the hardware being what it is, do we really need or want MK9 at this stage?

    The only thing I would like to see is 60FPS in 4-player splitscreen. But of course that’s beyond the current hardware.

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