Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is somehow still around eight years after it was initially released. Fans thought that maybe Nintendo was looking to move on to the next numbered installment in the beloved racing series, but recently Nintendo announced Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC would be coming to put even more tracks in the game. Fans are of course wondering though, when is the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Release Date?
How much DLC is it? What’s in the DLC packs? We take a look at all this and more, explaining exactly what you can expect from each wave of the DLC (that we know about!).
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Contents
So the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC is a collection of tracks that have been featured in previous games in the series.
This means that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will fast become a hub for anybody wanting to play their favorite tracks in the series with updated graphics and updated mechanics. This does of course also mean that Mario Kart 9, whenever it does release, will have to contend with this huge swathe of tracks and promise something more.
The DLC itself will launch in a total of six waves:
- Wave One (Golden Dash Cup & Lucky Cat Cup)
- Wave Two (Turnip Cup & Propeller Cup)
- Wave Three (Rock Cup & Moon Cup)
- Wave Four (Fruit Cup & Boomerang Cup)
- Wave Five (Feather Cup & Cherry Cup)
- Wave Six (Acord Cup & Spiny Cup)
As of right now, only the first wave of courses has been released, with no release date for any further courses. The courses in Wave One are as follows:
- Paris Promenade
- Toad Circuit
- Choco Mountain
- Coconut Hall
- Tokyo Blur
- Shroom Ridge
- Sky Garden
- Ninja Hideaway
UPDATE: Wave 2 is rumored to have the following tracks:
- New York Minute (Mario Kart Tour)
- Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour)
- LA Laps (Mario Kart Tour)
- Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
- Maple Treeway (Mario Kart Wii)
- Mario Circuit (Super Mario Kart)
- Vanilla Lake (Super Mario Kart)
- Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Purchase
As you’ve no doubt come to the realization, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC is a Nintendo Switch exclusive piece of content.
You’ll have to buy the booster pass for a retail price of $24.99 USD/ $32.99 CAN/ £22.49, although If you have a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass membership you’ll get this for free in addition to the ability to play Gamecube and N64 games.
If you don’t have that, don’t fret. You can buy the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC booster course pack at the following places:
Alternatively, if you don’t own the game at all you can buy both the game and the booster pack in a bundle from Game.co.uk !