Wanted a Mario Kart 9 announcement in today’s Nintendo Direct? Well, Nintendo announced the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pass instead, promising to release a whopping 48 new DLC courses through 2022 and 2023!
The DLC tracks are all drawn from the history of the series, remaking and remastering them for the most recent game. The first pack includes Coconut Mall from the Wii, Tour Tokyo Blur from Mario Kart Tour and Choco Mountain from N64 games, for example. Each wave will include eight tracks, splitting the 48 courses across six packs.
The DLC pass will cost £22.49 / €24.99, but if you subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online: Expansion Pack, then it will be bundled in with your sub. That’s quite a sweetener when you’ll need Switch Online in order to play these tracks online.