During their most recent Nintendo Direct event, Nintendo announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will receive a brand new DLC, featuring 48 new remastered courses. The courses will come from older generations of Mario Kart, brought to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with remastered graphics.
The release of the courses will be rolled out across a span of two years. A curious decision, but one which will inevitably lengthen the life of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The first wave of tracks is set to drop on March 18th, 2022.
Courses set to drop in the first wave are as follows:
Paris Promenade (Mario Kart Tour)
Toad Circuit (Mario Kart 3DS)
Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64)
Coconut Hall (Mario Kart Wii)
Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour)
Shroom Ridge (Mario Kart DS)
Sky Garden (Mario Kart Advance)
Ninja Hideaway (Mario Kart Tour)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best selling game ever for the Nintendo Switch. Many had speculated that Mario Kart 9 was about to be released, but this new announcement more or less confirms that Mario Kart 8 will be the only Mario Kart game for this generation of Nintendo.
The DLC will cost $24.99 USD. However, if you have a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you will receive the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC for no extra cost.