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.