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DLC: Nintendo Has Announced Crossover DLC For Mario Kart 8! 10991110

Nintendo of America has confirmed that they will be releasing paid dlc for Mario Kart 8 that will feature characters, vehicles, and courses from other Nintendo Franchises such as TLoZ, F-Zero, Animal Crossing, and Excitebikes! Here's what Nintendo's PR had to say regarding the dlc:

Nintendo wrote:REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two new downloadable content packs will take the world of Mario Kart 8 in directions the franchise has never seen before, while significantly expanding game-play options. The packs, which launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase starting Aug. 27 at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both), deliver a ton of new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise and both Isabelle and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series.


Two new downloadble packs, which launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase now at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both), deliver a ton of new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to these two new downloadable content packs, a previously announced game update goes live Aug. 27 that adds a variety of new features, including three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s. Go to http://ninten.do/6181WR6B to view a video of the in-game karts in action.

“More than 1 million Wii U owners in the United States alone are already enjoying the fun of Mario Kart 8,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Kart 8 already includes the largest number of characters, karts and options of any Mario Kart game to date, and these amazing expansion packs give players even more choices.”

Each pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of currently available courses by 50 percent. The DLC packs include classic courses 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 DLC pack.

Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs starting Aug. 27 will get access to eight new colors of Yoshi and eight new colors of Shy Guy to race with immediately. To purchase the packs in advance, users with a broadband Internet connection can click the new “Shop” icon in the game or visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

The DLC packs are scheduled to include the following:

Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) - $7.99

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

Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) - $7.99

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

Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle - $11.99

6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser
8 Vehicles
16 Courses
As a bonus for purchasing both packs bundled or individually, buyers receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Those who advance purchase both packs can begin using the Yoshi and Shy Guy characters immediately.

Are you looking forward to this amazing MK8 crossover content? Let us know in our comments below!

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Ragnarok
Woah! This is awesome news! Very Happy
GeekyGamerZack
on August 26th 2014, 11:29 pmGeekyGamerZack
And so at long last we finally have new F-Zero content to cherish! Smile
Amufungal
I can hardly contain my excitement Smile
Trinity33
Wow this announcement come out of nowhere! The price is reasonable and the content will be sure to knock our socks off! DLC: Nintendo Has Announced Crossover DLC For Mario Kart 8! 631737971
Staroceancrazy
on August 29th 2014, 1:46 amStaroceancrazy
This was the best surprise Nintendo has ever revealed! Very Happy
RWBY_Red
The price is surprising and the content sounds like it'll be impressive.
Tsukoko
First Nintendo announces this amazing dlc and then they ruin by saying yo 3DS owners! If you want to continue playing the latest and greatest 3DS releases you'll have to upgrade to a new and more expensive 3DS console! This is total BS. Mad
SKTTR
The new 3DS runs Xenoblade Chronicles in 3D, so the 3DS cpu is basically updated to be as powerful as Wii! Which is amazing for a handheld.
plus the second analog , nfc/amiibo inclusion, and 2 new shoulder buttons make the controls better.

It's basically turned into a more powerful, more comfortable next gen handheld.
What's not to like? It's better so why not!

Second best news today was the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Double Pack. 39,99€ for two retail copies of the same game. One to give to a friend for freeee!

And third, the new Shulk for Smash trailer. The Bionis Leg stage, the Battle music, The Monado Powers, Riki and Dunban, Metalface Mechon!  Very Happy
Towafan7
@SKTTR wrote:It's basically turned into a more powerful, more comfortable next gen handheld.
What's not to like? It's better so why not!
Well unemployment is at 7.9%, homelessness is up to 32.1%, and poverty is up to 41.6% in the U.S. with many others just barely over poverty so many of us who bought a Wii U or 3DS won't be able to afford a new console or handheld so soon after purchasing our last system. For instance I won't be able to afford a new system for at least another 3-4 years and thanks to benefits and a kind mother I'm nowhere near living in poverty, but others are far worse off so a new gaming device would be completely out of the question for most. Neutral
SKTTR
Rukiafan wrote:
@SKTTR wrote:It's basically turned into a more powerful, more comfortable next gen handheld.
What's not to like? It's better so why not!
Well unemployment is at 7.9%, homelessness is up to 32.1%, and poverty is up to 41.6% in the U.S. with many others just barely over poverty so many of us who bought a Wii U or 3DS won't be able to afford a new console or handheld so soon after purchasing our last system. For instance I won't be able to afford a new system for at least another 3-4 years and thanks to benefits and a kind mother I'm nowhere near living in poverty, but others are far worse off so a new gaming device would be completely out of the question for most. Neutral

Yeah the timing is bad if you still have a relatively new 3DS, and I would't buy it either because I already have a 3DS and 3DS XL and don't play them much because I like Wii U 10 times better.
And after all the only game shown was a Wii port I already have.
But apparently the amiibo feature is something Nintendo has to take full advantage of now.
If it was included beforehand I don't think there would have been enough reason to create an upgraded system.
I'm aware there's a separate nfc portal, but that's just not simple and far reaching enough.
It's all about selling amiibo. Nintendo expects enough profit so they added controls and cpu upgrade, extras that most people wanted anyways.

Anyway, the new 3DS is a better system, and an early release is better than too late.
No one has to buy it day one. You only buy it if you think it's worth it.
Rena Ryuugu Fanboy
on August 31st 2014, 12:43 pmRena Ryuugu Fanboy
@SKTTR wrote:
Rukiafan wrote:
@SKTTR wrote:It's basically turned into a more powerful, more comfortable next gen handheld.
What's not to like? It's better so why not!
Well unemployment is at 7.9%, homelessness is up to 32.1%, and poverty is up to 41.6% in the U.S. with many others just barely over poverty so many of us who bought a Wii U or 3DS won't be able to afford a new console or handheld so soon after purchasing our last system. For instance I won't be able to afford a new system for at least another 3-4 years and thanks to benefits and a kind mother I'm nowhere near living in poverty, but others are far worse off so a new gaming device would be completely out of the question for most. Neutral

Yeah the timing is bad if you still have a relatively new 3DS, and I would't buy it either because I already have a 3DS and 3DS XL and don't play them much because I like Wii U 10 times better.
And after all the only game shown was a Wii port I already have.
But apparently the amiibo feature is something Nintendo has to take full advantage of now.
If it was included beforehand I don't think there would have been enough reason to create an upgraded system.
I'm aware there's a separate nfc portal, but that's just not simple and far reaching enough.
It's all about selling amiibo. Nintendo expects enough profit so they added controls and cpu upgrade, extras that most people wanted anyways.

Anyway, the new 3DS is a better system, and an early release is better than too late.
No one has to buy it day one. You only buy it if you think it's worth it.
But you will have to buy one if Nintendo stops supporting the original 3DS system. It's too early to tell right now and if it's done like the DSi I'll be fine with that, but I won't be happy if Nintendo decides to stop supporting the original 3DS.
Clαππαd
on August 31st 2014, 12:53 pmClαππαd
Message reputation : 100% (1 vote)
ReverseInverse wrote:
@SKTTR wrote:
Rukiafan wrote:
@SKTTR wrote:It's basically turned into a more powerful, more comfortable next gen handheld.
What's not to like? It's better so why not!
Well unemployment is at 7.9%, homelessness is up to 32.1%, and poverty is up to 41.6% in the U.S. with many others just barely over poverty so many of us who bought a Wii U or 3DS won't be able to afford a new console or handheld so soon after purchasing our last system. For instance I won't be able to afford a new system for at least another 3-4 years and thanks to benefits and a kind mother I'm nowhere near living in poverty, but others are far worse off so a new gaming device would be completely out of the question for most. Neutral

Yeah the timing is bad if you still have a relatively new 3DS, and I would't buy it either because I already have a 3DS and 3DS XL and don't play them much because I like Wii U 10 times better.
And after all the only game shown was a Wii port I already have.
But apparently the amiibo feature is something Nintendo has to take full advantage of now.
If it was included beforehand I don't think there would have been enough reason to create an upgraded system.
I'm aware there's a separate nfc portal, but that's just not simple and far reaching enough.
It's all about selling amiibo. Nintendo expects enough profit so they added controls and cpu upgrade, extras that most people wanted anyways.

Anyway, the new 3DS is a better system, and an early release is better than too late.
No one has to buy it day one. You only buy it if you think it's worth it.
But you will have to buy one if Nintendo stops supporting the original 3DS system. It's too early to tell right now and if it's done like the DSi I'll be fine with that, but I won't be happy if Nintendo decides to stop supporting the original 3DS.
I would like to ask you all to stay on-topic.
There are several topics for this subject open right now so please continue the discussion in this article http://www.wiiwarewave.com/t4329-new-3ds-xenoblade-and-smash-bros-announcements or this forum thread http://www.wiiwarewave.com/t4328-my-outrage-over-nintendo-s-new-3ds-console . Smile

@SKTTR and @Rukiafan The two of you outrank my position in the staff so please don't take this the wrong way, but might I suggest staying on-topic in the articles?
You have a rule on this website against being off-topic so it might be a good idea to follow the rules that you have set.

I'm sorry if I'm overstepping here, but I just want to give you some helpful advice. Smile

Now back on subject I'm really looking forward to this dlc.
It will be so much fun playing as Link in a Mercedes while racing across the Animal Crossing New Leaf village!
I have a theory that the Animal Crossing courses will change depending on the time and date that your Wii U is set to. Smile
Towafan7
@Clαππαd wrote:@SKTTR and @Rukiafan The two of you outrank my position in the staff so please don't take this the wrong way, but might I suggest staying on-topic in the articles?
You have a rule on this website against being off-topic so it might be a good idea to follow the rules that you have set.

I'm sorry if I'm overstepping here, but I just want to give you some helpful advice. Smile

Don't sweat it! You're absolutely right. Wink
Aqua Cherry Blossom
on September 1st 2014, 11:12 amAqua Cherry Blossom
I honestly can't believe that Nintendo is doing this, but I'm rightly glad that they are lol. Smile
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