New Mario Kart 8 Add On Packs Announced

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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As some of you may know, Mario Kart 8 will be getting some free DLC tomorrow – 27th August – which gives you access to three new vehicles, and a few extra additions to the game. However, Nintendo UK have apparently stolen that slice of DLC’s thunder by announcing two astonishing Add On Packs (AOC) for the kart racer. Each pack will contain two new cups, of 8 courses, three new vehicles, and three new characters. Oh, did I mention that one of the characters is Link from The Legend of Zelda? No. How about one of the tracks being based on F-Zero? Aaargh. Feel the hype.

The first AOC is due in November, 2014, and is titled: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart. The second AOC is due in May, 2015.

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8


Mario Kart 8


Full details from Nintendo UK’s website:

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.


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About David Rawlings

David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.

  • Another_Unknown

    Its very nice from Nintendo including free DLCs for this game with new tracks, karts and characters.

    I hope for a true battle mode DLC (with arenas) soon.

  • Nameless App 1989

    What About the US version? Do we miss out?

    • I would say it’s a big Giant Yoshi Egg sized negatory, just Nintendo of Europe updated their site first.

  • Josh S.

    If this is indeed coming to North America tomorrow, then I am VERY pleased.

    • David Rawlings

      Ha. Dude, you need to read more. These packs are scheduled for November 2014 and May 2015. Tomorrow’s DLC is something different.