Excitebike Arena Announced for Mario Kart 8 DLC

Our second full look at one of the tracks in the upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC is here! Excitebike Arena is a simple track with plenty of ramps and hazards, but there is one feature that makes it different from all the other tracks in the game. The ramps and hazards will change with each play! DLC Pack 1 is still scheduled for release this November, but an exact date has not yet been revealed.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ7yVvxk8Q4

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Nookling
Nookling
October 28, 2014 8:46 PM

Awesome! Looks like Baby Park :3

Bowser498
Bowser498
November 2, 2014 5:31 AM
Reply to  Nookling

But with ramps… 😛

J.C.
J.C.
October 28, 2014 9:28 PM

I hope they actually have a little update that adds a few more items to use.
Ex: Ice Flower, Double Cherry, Cannon Box, etc

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 29, 2014 4:27 AM
Reply to  J.C.

And subtracts some items like that annoying coin item.

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 29, 2014 5:27 AM

I don’t think they would do that

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 29, 2014 6:11 AM
Reply to  MKKINGZ 2

Yeah I know , but a guy can dream can’t he 🙂 (that stupid coin item )

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 29, 2014 9:31 AM

ha ha

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:31 PM

Well, it would be better if you didn’t get a coin item once you’ve reached 10 in stock.

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 29, 2014 5:27 AM
Reply to  J.C.

that would be great

Guest
Guest
October 29, 2014 8:30 AM
Reply to  J.C.

how would double cherry work?

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 1:42 PM
Reply to  Guest

Kind of like a banana, you have two racers, instead of firing one item, you fire two.

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 30, 2014 5:30 AM
Reply to  J.C.

and if you get hit it will destroy the fake so you will have a sheild basically just like in 3d world

Mewtwo
Mewtwo
October 29, 2014 9:26 AM
Reply to  J.C.

Boo item would be fantastic!

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:24 PM
Reply to  Mewtwo

Now… Imagine if you had something powerful, and someone behind you steals it and uses it against you…. Is that fun?

Mewtwo
Mewtwo
October 29, 2014 2:37 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Use as soon as possible 😛

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:36 PM
Reply to  Mewtwo

But! If you get a random item while staying invisible, you can hit a player, and he/she won’t know who it was. It would be funny if you got the boo in 2nd place and stole someone’s bullet bill! Lol!

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
October 29, 2014 8:51 AM

I really don’t know what to think of the track. I love the look of it, but at the same time I feel like it’s gonna be boring to race on. Nintendo will probably prove me wrong when the track comes out tbh

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 29, 2014 9:10 AM

Yeah this track looks really fun and neat , I love all the trick hills too , and not to mention it has awesome music as well , you should give this course a try when it comes out 🙂

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 29, 2014 11:07 AM

I think it will be great due to its small size that could create chaos throught out the track its like baby park but with a few rams to slow the gameplay down just a little bit but it will still probably be carzy

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:22 PM

Yeah, they have a bit of time left and they don’t have to ship anything so they can still work on it before the release.

Yoshiman222
Yoshiman222
October 29, 2014 12:31 PM

waitwaitwait
The track isn’t going to be the same with different jumps and such each time?

Could be interesting if certain features are included at times…

Vipsoccermaster
October 29, 2014 3:45 PM
Reply to  Yoshiman222

Correct. The layout of the track is different every race. However, in Time Trials, it will have the same layout every time.

Bowser498
Bowser498
November 2, 2014 5:29 AM

It better have the same layout, or the World Records would be unfair…

Vipsoccermaster
November 2, 2014 5:35 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

I said it will have the same layout for Time Trials. No changes in Time Trials whatsoever.

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:20 PM

This might be a coincidence, but the track could have a night version. According to the Gamexplain Analysis, stage lights surround the giant Excitebike statue. I also noticed in the crowd, they hold glowsticks. They only hold glowsticks in night/dark courses. Or the beta version was at night time. I hope we get a night version.

Mewtwo
Mewtwo
October 29, 2014 2:34 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Ok, so I really hope for more tracks have night/day version 🙂

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:38 PM
Reply to  Mewtwo

I’d be more awesome if it switched from day to night after Lap 2 or 3!

Mewtwo
Mewtwo
October 29, 2014 2:41 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Like Sunset Wilds! 🙂

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:42 PM
Reply to  Mewtwo

Yes Please!

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 29, 2014 5:01 PM
Reply to  J.C.

that would be so cool

KinopioToad
KinopioToad
October 29, 2014 2:23 PM

I myself have played the original Excitebike, and the ramps look exactly the same as they did before! Look how much graphics have improved! (The track looks a little small… would they compensate with an extra lap?)

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 29, 2014 5:02 PM
Reply to  KinopioToad

yes many think it will be like bay park

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:41 PM

Good News everyone! Iwata recovered from surgery, so he can host Nintendo Directs now!

Mewtwo
Mewtwo
October 29, 2014 2:41 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Right now?

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 2:42 PM
Reply to  Mewtwo

Yep.

Mewtwo
Mewtwo
October 29, 2014 2:42 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Oh my goomba!

Blizzard
Blizzard
October 29, 2014 4:47 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Yay!

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 29, 2014 5:00 PM
Reply to  J.C.

few

Kirbylover490
October 29, 2014 5:05 PM
Reply to  J.C.

OMG I never heard that! When did this happen?

J.C.
J.C.
October 29, 2014 5:22 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Yesterday!

Kirbylover490
October 29, 2014 5:08 PM

The music on this course is catchy as heck!
But, it sounds digital, and the music in this game is supposed to be orchestrated…

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 29, 2014 7:35 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Oh my god your so right!!! Still good song though.

LudwigVonKoopa7777
LudwigVonKoopa7777
October 29, 2014 7:46 PM

So, let me get this straight. This track is just a long oval? And no anti-gravity? Talk about disappointment. At least it looks nice.

Michael Ingram
Michael Ingram
October 30, 2014 12:19 AM

It plays exactly how an Excite Bike themed track should play.

Kirbylover490
October 30, 2014 3:57 PM
RobinFTW
RobinFTW
October 30, 2014 4:11 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

SO many good ideas in this!

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 30, 2014 7:50 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

the Hype is real