Mario Kart 8 DLC Characters: Link, Villager, Dry Bowser & F-Zero Vehicles Announced

26 August 2014
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Zelda, F-Zero & Animal Crossing are invading Mario Kart 8! “The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8” & “Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8” Mario Kart 8 DLC Characters & Vehicles has been revealed! The Mario Kart 8 DLC release date is in November 2014 for the first, and the next in May 2015.

Make sure you take a peek at the screenshots gallery below! ๐Ÿ˜€

The DLC will add all-manner of new extras, including a whopping eight new courses in each pack (for a total of 16 new tracks!).

Here’s the Mario Kart 8 Zelda/Animal Crossing/F-Zero DLC image gallery.
Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size screenshots:

While most of the courses will be from past Mario Kart games, some of them will be all-new tracks based on The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing franchises! One of the confirmed tracks is Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii.

Link Mario Kart 8 Zelda Rides Motorcycle DLC Pack 1 Gameplay Screenshot

Link on a motorcycle? That’s a new image.

Each new DLC Pack will also include all-new vehicles, including a Blue Falcon Kart from F-Zero! Both packs combined require more than 2GB of storage space.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1:
Release Date: November 2014

* 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
* 4 Vehicles
* 8 Courses (in 2 new Cups)

F-Zero Mario Kart 8 Blue Falcon Luigi Gameplay Screenshot DLC Pack 1

F-Zero invades Mario Kart!

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2:
Release Date: May 2015

* 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
* 4 Vehicles
* 8 Courses (in 2 new Cups)

As a reward and an incentive, if you purchase both packs, together in a $12 bundle or separately at $8 each, you will earn a bonus unlock of 8 different colored Yoshi’s and 8 different colored Shy Guy’s, a download that can be used immediately. ๐Ÿ˜€

And don’t forget about the free Mercedes-Benz DLC Pack coming tomorrow

Dry Bowser Animal Crossing Villager Isabelle Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 Gameplay Screenshot Montage

Dry Bowser & Animal Crossing’s Villager & Isabelle join the race!

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC Pack:
Release Date: August 27, 2014
How To Download: Download it from the main menu’s new Shop section. It shows up after you’ve done the Mario Kart 8 Software Update on your Wii U dashboard.

* The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA
* Classic model W25 Silver Arrow
* Classic model 300 SL Roadster

IT’S ABOUT DANG TIME! Finally we are seeing a Nintendo-themed Mario Kart game that doesn’t just feature Mario characters.

Now that we finally have a playable Link, I hope that Nintendo does a “Nintendo-themed” Kart game next featuring non-Mario universe characters like Samus, Ridley, Captain Falcon, Ness, Pikachu and Princess Zelda as their next Mario Kart title. Since Nintendo fans will finally now have a taste, I’m sure they will desire more!

I think this is something fans have always wanted to see. Can’t wait to race as Link driving the Blue Falcon! ^_^

Cat Princess Peach Mario Kart 8 Gameplay Screenshot DLC Pack 1

Cat Peach is a new character.

Do you wish to see a Nintendo-themed Kart Game next? Are you excited for this new DLC? Will it get you playing more Mario Kart 8 on Wii U?


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