New Mario Kart 8 DLC to feature Animal Crossing

Posted by admin on August 26th, 2014

The fantastic Mario Kart 8 is about to get even better! Two upcoming DLC packs, recently announced on Nintendo’s Official UK Store [page now removed], will add new characters, karts, and courses… and Animal Crossing fans will not be disappointed. The second of the two packs contains not one, but two AC characters: Villager and Isabelle. And, if that’s not enough, there will also be at least one Animal Crossing themed race course too.

Animal Crossing Villager in Mario Kart 8

DLC 1:

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

DLC 2:

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Okay, now here’s the bad news: The first pack is out in November, but the second one – the one with the Isabelle and Villager – isn’t coming out until May 2015! [cue Resetti-esque tantrum] AAAAARGH!

*sigh* Well, let’s just keep our fingers crossed that the Animal Crossing track will be included with the first pack. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about seeing the village from street-level, even if I have to wait many more months to dominate as everyone’s favourite secretarial Shih Tzu.

Each DLC pack is priced at £7/$7.99, with a special bonus for people who purchase both: eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

Not too shabby, Nintendo. Not too shabby…

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