Two New Pieces of Mario Kart 8 DLC Artwork

Coming directly from the Nintendo UK Twitter account, two new pieces of official artwork have been released for the upcoming DLC packs for Mario Kart 8. Additionally, a new kart has been shown off for the first time, the Master Cycle. This Zelda based kart will be available in the first DLC pack set to release next month.

Excited for the new DLC for Mario Kart 8? What else would you like to see from the Zelda and Animal Crossing series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 15, 2014 3:54 PM

Villager and Isabelle pic is pretty cute

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 15, 2014 4:53 PM

sure is

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 15, 2014 5:11 PM
Reply to  MKKINGZ 2

I wish to draw like that…

Rosie
Rosie
October 15, 2014 3:56 PM

Wow, Isabelle sure got some love from Nintendo after New Leaf. First she was an assist trophy and got 2 trophies for her in SSB4 and now she’s playable in Mario Kart 8 and even got her own emblem! (though that makes sense, characters only share series emblems in Smash)

Fire Hammer Bro
Fire Hammer Bro
October 15, 2014 4:02 PM

isabelle I wonder if ahe is old. because at the begening she knew the other president or something

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
October 15, 2014 4:03 PM

I love how Nintendo manages to stay true to the roots of Animal Crossing and Legend of Zelda, even when they’re being promoted for a Mario spin-off! 🙂

TwoDreamy Luigi
October 15, 2014 4:08 PM

The Master Cycle looks so righteous for Link. Huhhhhhhhh, if only Link was able to ride the Master Cycle in other Legend of Zelda games. Maybe that would make Link too edgy.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
October 15, 2014 4:10 PM

Looks pretty good. Still want some more info on tracks, though.

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 15, 2014 4:13 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I want more retro tracks

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
October 15, 2014 4:14 PM

GCN Mushroom City and GCN Bowser Castle FTW.

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 15, 2014 4:18 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

3ds Neo Bowser City and Maka Wuhu

Sup
Sup
October 15, 2014 4:29 PM

My predictions on what retro courses will return in the Yoshi Egg Cup:

1. GBA Yoshi Desert
2. A SNES retro course
3. GCN Mushroon City or DS Shroom Ridge
4. Wii Wario’s Gold Mine
I think GBA Yoshi Desert will happen because it’s the only Yoshi course that hasn’t been a retro track and to represent the Cup’s name. What’s your predictions?

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 15, 2014 4:35 PM
Reply to  Sup

1 dk summit
2 neo Bowser city
3 snes Mario Circuit 4
4 ribbon road
5 Maka Wuhu
6wario’s gold mine
7. Gcn Bowser castle
8 snes koopa beach 1

Sup
Sup
October 15, 2014 4:37 PM

Um, it’s only 4 courses each cup, so please short it out to 4.

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 15, 2014 4:43 PM
Reply to  Sup

I put two retro cup.

Vipsoccermaster
October 15, 2014 4:39 PM
Reply to  Sup

Except that the Yoshi Egg Cup is placed along the Nitro Cups and the Triforce Cup is placed along the Retro Cups. It’s possible that the new tracks are in the Yoshi Egg Cup while the old tracks are in Triforce Cup.

Sup
Sup
October 15, 2014 4:45 PM

Nintendo actually mentioned a Zelda track and it might be in the Triforce Cup. So, the only retro course might be Wii Wario’s Gold Mine unless Nintendo puts the Zelda track in the Yoshi Egg Cup. I wish the Yoshi Egg Cup was part of the Retro Cups and the Triforce Cup was part of the Nitro Cups:/

8B1T
8B1T
October 15, 2014 4:48 PM
Reply to  Sup

How do we know that the Triforce Cup is actually a Retro Cup apart from its position? No courses have been hard confirmed for either cup iirc.

Sup
Sup
October 16, 2014 1:10 PM
Reply to  8B1T

Ok, I’m confused. We’ll just see and wait. But I’ll go with my Retro tracks predictions for whatever Cup it is.

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
October 16, 2014 7:43 AM

It’s confirmed that Retro and New tracks will be mixed in that cups.

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 15, 2014 4:52 PM

I sure this a week ago before it was confirmed

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 5:10 PM

Triforce Cup Predictions (Any order)
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
Wii Wario’s Gold MIne
N64 Wario Stadium
3ds Maka Wuhu
Super Bell Cup
DS Figure 8 Circuit (Hence the “8”)
GBA Sunset Wilds
Wii DK Summit
GCN Rainbow Road

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 15, 2014 5:14 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Cool list!

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 15, 2014 5:54 PM
Reply to  J.C.

what about new course’s

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 6:03 PM
Reply to  MKKINGZ 2

Eh, can’t predict those except the ones confirmed.
I’d like to see a Kirby themed track though.
Nintendo’s full of surprises.

J.C.
J.C.
October 27, 2014 7:40 AM
Reply to  J.C.

Updated list:
Wii Wario’s Gold Mine
GCN Yoshi Circuit
DS Bowser’s Castle
3ds Maka Wuhu

Bell Cup

SNES Vanilla Lake 1
Wii DK Summit
3ds Rock Rock Mountain
GCN Rainbow Road

Braystar
Braystar
October 15, 2014 5:15 PM

Link looks bad-@$$, and plaid for Issabelle is ovius

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 5:17 PM

No wait! GCN Wario Colesseum HAS to be there! BTW I like Isabelle’s Apple symbol. So unique… I hope we still get a third pack with Kirby, Birdo, and Dry Bones and Battle Arenas. Don’t forget Captain Falcon though.

8B1T
8B1T
October 15, 2014 5:23 PM
Reply to  J.C.

In before Mario Kart Zero :p

If a Kirby pack is released I would expect a Warpstar in some form.

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 6:06 PM
Reply to  8B1T

Warp Starship Kart! Kirby Kart 8!

Vipsoccermaster
October 15, 2014 6:59 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Why would we have another Wario track when we have Wii Wario’s Gold Mine already confirmed? If we do have GCN Wario Colosseum, then that would make Mario Kart 8 have a total of three Wario retro tracks, and an overall of four tracks after Wario.

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 7:18 PM

Would GCN Rainbow Road have a chance?

Vipsoccermaster
October 15, 2014 9:24 PM
Reply to  J.C.

No. In Mario Kart 7, SNES Rainbow Road was used. In Mario Kart 8, N64 Rainbow Road was used. Most speculate that the Rainbow Roads will be reused in order, so in this sense, GBA Rainbow Road will be next. Either GBA Rainbow Road will appear as Mario Kart 8 DLC or in Mario Kart 9, before we even see GCN Rainbow Road.

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 9:45 PM

Aww man, I want to see GCN Rainbow Road in glorious HD!

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
October 16, 2014 7:38 AM

I have to disagree with you, because Super Circuit’s Rainbow Road is simple like SNES one, if Nintendo wants to make 1 more upgrade in Retro Rainbow Road, they’ll probably choose the Double Dash one and I think it’s pretty obvious that Super Circuit (I personally love it) isn’t that Mario Kart game that Nintendo wants to work more, I mean 1 GBA course for both latest Mario Karts, even the original has more, and they’ve a lot to choose from that game.

J.C.
J.C.
October 16, 2014 9:15 AM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

To support this, in order to confirm Nintendo is remaking tracks in order, we’d need to see GBA Rainbow Road first. To support my claim, Nintendo could automatically switch to GCN Rainbow Road because the game was on a console. Obviously the next Mario Kart would be on a handheld, so they might remix GBA Rainbow Road since Super Circuit was on a handheld. Besides, who doesn’t want to see one of the best Rainbow Roads in HD. They did it with the N64, imagine what they could do with this one. Another wild guess mind you.

RLWilliams3d
RLWilliams3d
October 16, 2014 12:53 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Totally agree with ya, though since we’re getting Wario’s Gold Mine from MK Wii, that may not be the case.

J.C.
J.C.
October 16, 2014 1:31 PM
Reply to  RLWilliams3d

Yeah, besides they would’ve just made it one lap again.

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 6:09 PM

Fun Fact: Birdo was originally going to be added, but because of time constraints, she was replaced by Pink Gold Peach. Now that we’re getting DLC…. WHERE IS SHE?!?!

Rosie
Rosie
October 15, 2014 6:58 PM
Reply to  J.C.

Really? Poor Birdie! How do you know?

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 7:20 PM
Reply to  Rosie

I read from an article, but I can’t find it anymore. Believe me though, it makes sense. Sorry.

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 7:31 PM
Reply to  Rosie

Same thing with Waluigi in Mario Kart 7, Baby Rosalina was set to be in Mario Kart 8 by default BTW. Toadette wasn’t supposed to appear in Mario Kart 7 either by default. They were replaced by Honey Queen and Wiggler.

J.C.
J.C.
October 15, 2014 7:32 PM
Reply to  J.C.
Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 7:00 AM
Reply to  J.C.

HI J.C. I DONT THINK WEVE EVER MET , IM MOTHER4ETERNITY NICE TO MEET YOU 😀 , aw poor Birdo those lazy s****

J.C.
J.C.
October 16, 2014 9:08 AM

Hello! I agree that they shoud’ve put Birdo in the DLC. But, this might hint at a final pack including battle arenas! My evidence? Look at the character select screen, you’ll see that there’s a little space on the left that could be moved further, so more characters could be displayed on the right. We could get 6 more characters. Also if you look at the Battle Track selection screen, they could add a little tab on the upper-right that switches from Battle Tracks to Battle Arenas. Just another wild guess…..

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 9:17 AM
Reply to  J.C.

Ya know I’ve never noticed that until you said something , cool theory

J.C.
J.C.
October 16, 2014 9:26 AM

I hope it’s true!

Edwin Shy
Edwin Shy
October 15, 2014 10:19 PM

I know this ain’t gonna happen but does anyone else want to see Sonic, Pac-Man and Mega Man as DLC ? It would be cool to see those 3 in Mario Kart especially since they all done their own racing games at least once or twice

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 7:02 AM

I don’t like this villager choice , they could’ve gone with smash 4’s villager but no ( or his purple alt )

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
October 16, 2014 7:31 AM

I don’t remember well, but this type of villager has something important to do with Nintendo.

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 7:34 AM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

Maybe it’s his shirt because it says nintendo on it , or the fact that it might support gay ppl because LOOK AT IT ………… sorry was that mean ._.

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
October 16, 2014 7:42 AM

Sorry, but that don’t support gay people in any way, there’s straight real people that look more, you know, than him. I think it’s better end this crappy talk.

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 7:56 AM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

Agreed 🙂

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
October 16, 2014 3:37 PM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

No, I don’t know what he looks more like. Please, elaborate.

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
October 17, 2014 5:38 AM

Plz, end up with the conversation and I’m not the one who mention that.

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
October 16, 2014 3:36 PM

What the literal fuck. Like, how.

Violet
Violet
October 16, 2014 3:51 PM

dude.
that is fucking rude and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 4:52 PM
Reply to  Violet

And you are -_-

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
October 16, 2014 4:57 PM

Not being rude, simply putting you in your place. I get that it was an accident, but it was still really mean. You can’t say Violet’s comment is uncalled for.
Also, you can edit your own comments to remove certain parts of it.

8B1T
8B1T
October 16, 2014 3:55 PM

I’m not sure if it was intentional or not, but homophobic comments are not tolerated here. For everyone, please refrain from making homophobic comments in the future – they will be deleted.

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 4:53 PM
Reply to  8B1T

Yes please delete it ._.

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
October 16, 2014 5:01 PM

I agree, partially because it was a bad comment and partially because all it brought was hate.

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
October 16, 2014 4:49 PM

david
this is so mean
why would u say this ;_;

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 4:55 PM

Look I didn’t know you all would get mad at me like that it was just an opinion , to be honest I didn’t know if it was that mean ;(

Edwin Shy
Edwin Shy
October 16, 2014 11:55 AM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

I think the reason why they went with Villager is because it’s based off the recent ones from New Leaf also I can’t tell is this Villager male or female ?

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
October 16, 2014 1:47 PM
Reply to  Edwin Shy

It’s male for sure.

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
October 16, 2014 3:33 PM

SSB4 Villager was based off of WW/CF. This type of villager is a NL one. He was one of the first characters shown off, like way back when they first showed the character redesigns for the game.

RafalRib
RafalRib
October 16, 2014 9:03 AM

LOVE THIS ARTWORKS!!!!!!!!!

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 9:20 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

Hi Rafa ………. That’s it 😛

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
October 16, 2014 9:30 AM

so hyped for this DLC

RobinFTW
RobinFTW
October 16, 2014 2:16 PM

So hype for these DLC! That Epona bike is really cool, and I like the shield on the side.

Bowser498
October 16, 2014 4:49 PM

Yes!!! New pics! Hopefully we can see some more tracks before the release in November! 😀

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
October 16, 2014 4:51 PM

DEAR EDWINA
THIS IS BOOTEHFUL
I LOVE IT
but i wonder how isabelle will look in the master cycle
LOL

Mother4Eternity
Mother4Eternity
October 16, 2014 5:13 PM

This is making me wish there is driving in a wii u animal crossing , but kids can’t drive cars ( only go karts )

King K.Rool and Krystal
King K.Rool and Krystal
October 16, 2014 5:44 PM

Babys can do it!

Blizzard
Blizzard
October 16, 2014 9:53 PM

Although I think Mario kart should only have Mario characters…. Isabelle looks so fun to play!

Bowser498
October 18, 2014 4:24 AM

If there were more packs not related to Mario, then they should put in a Kirby Pack and a Pokemon Pack… 🙂

Kirbylover490
October 19, 2014 5:59 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MYYYYYYYY GODDDDDDD
I WOULD SUPPORT THEM SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!
Pokemon and Kirby are my two favorite series!

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
October 19, 2014 6:45 AM

Did anyone notice that the front of the bike resembles a horse head?

Kirbylover490
October 19, 2014 6:00 PM

Kinda weird that Isabelle’s logo is an apple……