A datamined banner for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s DLC seems to confirm some of the future additions, including more tracks from the mobile game.
Well, that didn’t take very long. The first wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s new Booster Course Pass DLC is out today, and fans think they’ve already figured out some of the future DLC race courses.
Dataminers have uncovered what they believe is an updated banner for the DLC. It’s more or less the same as the original, with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad all racing across various images of the additional courses.
However, some of those images are different in the datamined banner and depict courses that aren’t currently in the game. It’s difficult to make them out considering they’re rather small but dedicated fans have taken a much closer look.
Source Gaming’s Joshua Goldie has compiled a list on Twitter, as identified by himself and other fans. It includes:
- DK Summit (Mario Kart Wii)
- Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
- Los Angeles Laps (Mario Kart Tour)
- Maple Treeway (Mario Kart Wii)
- Mario Circuit (Super Mario Kart)
- Merry Mountain (Mario Kart Tour)
- New York Minute (Mario Kart Tour)
- Rainbow Road (Mario Kart Wii)
- Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7)
- Shy Guy Bazaar (Mario Kart 7)
- Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour)
- Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)
- Vanilla Lake (Super Mario Kart)
- Wario Stadium (Mario Kart 64)
There is no guarantee that these tracks have been identified correctly, or that they’ll make it to the final cut if they have, but it does seem likely that these are going to be in subsequent waves.
The first eight to be added to the game include three from Mario Kart Tour, two from Mario Kart 7, and one each from Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and Mario Kart Wii. You can expect a full review from us later today.
There are currently no release dates for future waves, but the plan is to make them available throughout the rest of 2022 and 2023.
How to access the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC
The DLC costs £22.49 on Nintendo’s storefront, but anyone subscribed to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack can get it for free.
That involves a typically complicated process where you still have to download it from the eShop, so be sure you don’t accidentally pay for the Booster Course Pass while you’re doing it – which is possible.
After that the tracks just become selectable as an ordinary part of the game, if you push up or use the shoulder buttons when you get to the course selection screen.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available for Nintendo Switch.
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