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Did the April Update to Mario Kart 8 Add New Characters?

A new update to Mario Kart 8 apparently adds six new playable characters, one of which is brand new to the series. The supposed characters are not available from the start, but if Miiverse user SuperZambezi is to be believed, the hidden six characters can be unlocked by placing first in the 200cc cups. The six characters include:

  • Dry Bones
  • Professor E. Gadd (newcomer!)
  • Diddy Kong
  • Birdo
  • Petey Piranha
  • King Boo

The latest update for Mario Kart 8 went live this morning on April 1.

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37 thoughts on “Did the April Update to Mario Kart 8 Add New Characters?

  1. Salty

    I know dis may sound a bit farfetched butt uhmmm
    Dis is an April Fools joke. Ain’t it kek?

        1. Salty

          Nintendo be like:
          Guy 1: Oh hey! Here’s an idea! Let’s put Magikoopa into MK8! Since we were suppose to do that back during the N64 days!
          Guy 2: Nah, Let’s add a metal version of peach instead! Fans will totally love that!
          Guy 1: But won’t that require us to disable the movement of her hair?
          Guy 2: Nah, who will ever notice!
          Guy 1: I like this idea…PINK GOLD PEACH IT IS!
          Both of those people were never heard of again.

  2. CorrinFTW

    I HAD HOPE FOR A MINUTE XD but then I realized that it’s April 1st today πŸ˜›

    1. Mario_Comix

      Today I learned how it feels to be one of those people on April 1st. Nothing has hit me harder than this “joke” :'(

  3. ImpaDude

    Even if this wasn’t posted on april 1st, the big giveaway is the fact that the character selection glassy look cuts off the designs in the background.

  4. E.Gadd

    *Puts on Old Man voice* You know, back in my day, it was fake images of Sonic the hedgehog in Mario games that people would post as April Fools jokes. Yessiree that was unthinkable. Nowadays it’s beloved Mario characters in Mario games that are the joke… the future is a strange and terrifying place.

    1. Mario_Comix

      I agree with ya, old man Gadd. Even though we may be archnemeses here, it’s time like these when we’ve gotta stick together.

  5. DJ Colyton

    Haha, these characters should’ve been playable from the start, if only it was real, would’ve been a perfect roster (or almost).

  6. Vipsoccermaster

    This is why no one should believe anything that gets posted on April 1. Some are silly to believe the content to be actually real. I wait until the day is over to check April Fools news. That way, I cannot be fooled.