Mario Kart 8 DLC Announced, Features Zelda and Animal Crossing

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UPDATE: Higher quality images now available! New images as well! Thanks Vooks!

Players can pre-purchase the upcoming DLC after tomorrow’s update! Each pack will run you $7.99, but the combo pack comes at a cool $11.99. Buying both packs early will get you eight different color skins for both Yoshi and Shy Guy, all of which can be used immediately.

Two DLC packs for Mario Kart 8 have been announced, thanks to a listing on Nintendo’s UK online store. Each pack is set to contain three new characters, eight courses, and four vehicles. Most notably, some of these characters and tracks will revolve around other Nintendo series, like The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing! Take a look at the full store listing after the images:

Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

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

Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 – Released: May 2015

Pack 2 includes:

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

As a bonus for purchasing both packs – as a bundle or separately – you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

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ImpaDude
August 27, 2014 7:15 AM

I got the DLC, and there yoshis and shy guys are awesome! If you want to know more about it ask me. also to turn on the map, press minus

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
August 27, 2014 8:57 AM
Reply to  ImpaDude

What are all the GLA colors you’ve found?

ImpaDude
August 27, 2014 9:36 AM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

so far, red, blue, purple, and silver. but there may be more

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
August 27, 2014 4:14 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

Teal? For which character?

ImpaDude
August 28, 2014 1:16 PM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

koopa and lemmy i think

LudwigVonKoopa7777
LudwigVonKoopa7777
August 27, 2014 7:45 PM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

Gray- Mario, Baby Mario, Iggy
Blue- Luigi, Toad, Baby Luigi, Waluigi, Ludwig
Red- Peach, Daisy, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Wendy
Silver- Rosalina, Metal Mario, Baby Rosalina
White- Yoshi, Lakitu, Toadette, Morton
Black- Shy Guy, Bowser
Light Blue- Koopa Troopa, Larry
Brown- Pink Gold Peach, DK, Lemmy
Purple- Wario, Roy

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
August 28, 2014 2:22 PM

Awesome, thanks!

RafalRib
RafalRib
August 27, 2014 7:57 AM

I’ve seen this in youtube, the guy who wrote this deserves 100 AWARDS: “I think there will be more DLC added to the game. At least tracks. Here’s why. When we got our first sneak peak at the DLC cup icons. We seen 4 Cups. The Yoshi Egg Cup (which has been confirmed) and 3 other cups that have not. Being the Shine Sprite Cup, Boo Ghost Cup, and the Blue shell cup. Now is there a possibility that these cups were changed to The Cat bell cup, Triforce Cup, and Animal Crossing Cup? Yes. But here’s another theory. These… Read more »

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
August 27, 2014 8:24 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

No Birdo = A sad gamer

RafalRib
RafalRib
August 27, 2014 8:26 AM

I’d love it! But… unless we replace Plessie!

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
August 27, 2014 8:39 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

I’d probably replace Bowser Jr. with Birdo tbh, just because we already have enough Koopas in this game πŸ˜›

I’d also replace Plessie with Sprixie Princess (which could come with all the versions in a palette swap), just because I love the latter’s design!

Mariofan3110
Mariofan3110
August 27, 2014 8:40 AM

But bowser jr is awsome πŸ™

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
August 27, 2014 8:42 AM
Reply to  Mariofan3110

But then again, so are most of the other Koopalings πŸ˜‰

Mariofan3110
Mariofan3110
August 27, 2014 8:43 AM

πŸ˜› wanna chat on chatzy?

RafalRib
RafalRib
August 27, 2014 8:43 AM

Sprixies are kinda small don’t ya think?

Mariofan3110
Mariofan3110
August 27, 2014 8:44 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

Nintendo just could make them bigger,or the karts smaller lol

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
August 27, 2014 6:23 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

What Mariofan3110 said. I mean if they could fit Honey Queen into a kart, then anything’s possible πŸ™‚

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 27, 2014 10:47 AM

You can use a pink yoshi to replace she for now! Even if it is not the same thing …

Blizzard
Blizzard
August 27, 2014 3:36 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

My gosh If there was a Kirby Cup I would probably die from sheer joy

LudwigVonKoopa7777
LudwigVonKoopa7777
August 27, 2014 7:43 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

Boy, would I love these!

Braystar
Braystar
August 27, 2014 8:19 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

Change Plessie, and it’ll be a dream come true

RafalRib
RafalRib
August 28, 2014 1:34 AM
Reply to  Braystar

πŸ™‚

Bowser498
August 29, 2014 8:03 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

I agree in everything except for a few things…
– No Birdo: Replace Plessie and put in Birdo!
– For Boo Ghost Cup, get rid of Pokemon Cup and Pikachu and put in either Kamek or Dry Bones!
-I don’t think Star Fox will be in MK8. :/

RafalRib
RafalRib
August 29, 2014 8:23 AM
Reply to  Bowser498

1- Agree!
2- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO A Another Franchise Character needs to be present so: Get rid of E.Gadd and put Kamek or Dry Bones! πŸ™‚
3- Starfox with his Landmaster :p

Mariofan3110
Mariofan3110
August 27, 2014 8:42 AM

I buyed the dlc,i love the yoshi colors!

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
August 27, 2014 9:32 AM
Reply to  Mariofan3110

Bought, not buyed.

Mariofan3110
Mariofan3110
August 27, 2014 10:43 AM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

Oops.ok

Waluigifan32
Waluigifan32
August 27, 2014 3:41 PM
Reply to  Mariofan3110

lol tbh i thought it was ‘buyed’ too XD and we both speak the same language

Mariofan3110
Mariofan3110
August 28, 2014 2:38 AM
Reply to  Waluigifan32

Oh lol

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 27, 2014 9:17 AM

Wario gold mine is back!

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 27, 2014 9:42 AM

The race on the tree makes me remember of Wii Maple Treeway! I love it!

RafalRib
RafalRib
August 27, 2014 9:52 AM

I think thats Faron Woods! I’m not sure but!

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 27, 2014 10:06 AM

Hopefully they make a Donkey Kong dlc pack with Dixie,Diddy,Funky kong and King K.rool. along with a track based on donkey kong tropical freeze!

anonymous
anonymous
August 27, 2014 4:50 PM

I totally agree, and they would most likely add Cranky Kong for if they w
are trying to base it on Tropical Freeze . And maybe a Bowser minion pack with Bowser Jr., Kamek, Hammer Bro., Boom Boom, and Pom Pom. It would also come with Bowser’s car from SP3DW.

OvertheTop
OvertheTop
August 27, 2014 10:17 AM

does anyone know how to add the map? I have the update but on the gamepad there is no map…

RafalRib
RafalRib
August 27, 2014 10:23 AM
Reply to  OvertheTop

Minus or Plus Button i think! Impadude said it somewhere! πŸ˜‰

ImpaDude
August 27, 2014 3:04 PM
Reply to  OvertheTop

minus btton

J.C.
J.C.
August 27, 2014 11:33 AM

Did anyone notice the Red Excitebike racer in the background of what seems to be an excitebike track?

Braystar
Braystar
August 27, 2014 8:31 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Me! Maybe Exitebikers could be obsticles?!

J.C.
J.C.
August 27, 2014 9:09 PM
Reply to  Braystar

I’d be really cool if the Excitebikers were actually biking along the track as obstacles!

Waluigifan32
Waluigifan32
August 27, 2014 3:45 PM

Wouldn’t it be awesome if they brought back Items for specific characters:Tanooki Mario (Leaf),Cat Peach (Cat Bell) etc.

Bowser498
August 28, 2014 11:16 AM
Reply to  Waluigifan32

That’s what I was thinking for Tanooki Mario.

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 28, 2014 11:22 AM
Reply to  Waluigifan32

Leaf: Always disappears when you more need it.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
August 27, 2014 4:58 PM

Just downloaded it! Wanted to share some stats:

Wins – 901
Losses – 653

Balloons Popped – 99
Own Balloons Popped – 71
(Hypes that he’s better than Toblet xD)

Drifts – 14,859 O.o
Saved By Lakitu – 262 (lol)

Has._.Amnesia
Has._.Amnesia
August 27, 2014 5:16 PM

It’s an “Animal Crossover”!! For some reason, I find that funny.

Rosalina
Rosalina
August 27, 2014 6:32 PM

This isnt even Mario Kart anymore. -.-

Braystar
Braystar
August 27, 2014 8:33 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

If U don’t like it, don’t buy the DLC. Simples.

Rosie
Rosie
August 28, 2014 3:54 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

hey,don’t use my name! people will think it was me that written that

ImpaDude
August 28, 2014 6:28 PM
Reply to  Rosie

ur rosie, and she’s a guest, so don’t worry!

Rosie
Rosie
August 28, 2014 6:32 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

true,but one time when I was Toadette fangirl, a guest used my name and Luigiguy567 though it was me faking as a guest.
So I prefer someone not using my name. and also, it’s rather ironic a Rosalina fan complain of MK8,since Rosalina and her baby form are playable.

ImpaDude
August 28, 2014 7:21 PM
Reply to  Rosie

Ikr? I’ll be in chatzy if u want to talk

Rosie
Rosie
August 29, 2014 6:03 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

I’m bored now. I will go to chatzy and you?

ImpaDude
August 29, 2014 6:36 PM
Reply to  Rosie

I’m there

Braystar
Braystar
August 27, 2014 8:32 PM

And of course I lose Gaming Devices for 2-4 weeks….. Y ME GOD??????!!!!!!!!!!

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 28, 2014 10:11 AM

Choose another 7 retro tracks for dlc!
My list :

Neo Bowser City
Ribbon Road
Dk Summit
Bowser castle (GCN)
Shroom Ridge
Ghost Valley 3
Toad Factory

Bowser498
August 28, 2014 11:03 AM

-(N64) Wario Stadium
-(GBA) Sunset Wilds
-(GCN) Bowser’s Castle
-(DS) Rainbow Road
-(Wii) DK Summit
-(3DS) Neo Bowser City
-(3DS) Shy Guy Bazaar
And a bonus to equal 8, (3DS) Rosalina’s Ice World

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 28, 2014 11:05 AM
Reply to  Bowser498

4 wario tracks I think not, but Sunset Wilds it’s cool!

Bowser498
August 28, 2014 11:07 AM

I don’t see 4???

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 28, 2014 11:11 AM
Reply to  Bowser498

In total. Mount Wario,Wario stadium(ds),Wario Gold Mine and your Wario stadium(N64)

Bowser498
August 28, 2014 11:11 AM

Yup, that’s what I thought. PS: Wario’s Gold Mine is dlc. :/

Bowser498
August 28, 2014 2:56 PM

Now I got rid of Rosalina’s Ice World because of Wario’s Gold Mine. πŸ˜›

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
August 28, 2014 10:21 AM

I might not be the first one to mention this, but…

I just noticed in the picture with a close-up on Tanooki Mario, Luigi is giving him the infamous death-stare. xD

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 28, 2014 10:26 AM
Reply to  GameGuy5

Dry Bowser too. LOL

anonymous
anonymous
August 28, 2014 6:48 PM

Maybe in the future Toad will have alternate colored caps!

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
August 29, 2014 5:17 AM
Reply to  anonymous

Birdo will have too, if she confirmed!

Bowser498
August 29, 2014 7:56 AM
Reply to  anonymous

That’s what I thought will happen if there will be more dlc in the future! ;D

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
August 31, 2014 7:29 AM

Has anyone noticed this Billboard in N64 Royal Raceway with Birdo on it. This may hint her for the Future: