Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s booster course pass will be getting its third wave on December 7th, Nintendo has confirmed. You can check out the full track listing below, with eight tracks being added, along with the names of the two cups.
Like the other waves, the eight tracks in Wave 3 will be split between two cups. Those are Rock Cup and Moon Cup.
Rock Cup will include:
- London Loop
- Boo Lake
- Rock Rock Mountain
- Maple Treeway
Moon Cup will include:
- Berlin Byways
- Peach Gardens
- Merry Mountain
- Rainbow Road
Again the source of these tracks differs, with two coming from Mario Kart Tour, one from the Gameboy Advance, one from Wii, two from 3DS, and one from the DS. Merry Mountain is the one new track that is very heavily inspired by Christmas and the holiday season.
The DLC pass costs £22.49 / €24.99 for a whopping 48 courses being added to the game, putting rumours of Mario Kart 9’s development to one side (for now). These will be delivered through six waves of eight tracks (two cups) each spread out over the next 18 months. However, if you subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online: Expansion Pack, then it is bundled in with your sub. That’s quite a sweetener when you’ll need Switch Online in order to play these tracks online anyway.
For Wave 1, which released earlier this year, Stefan said: “As you play more, I’m sure it’s a tonal difference that will fade as you get used to it, but it does slightly undercut what Nintendo are selling and makes it feel like these were intended for another game – Mario Kart Tour, if this suspicion holds true. Then again, it’s hard to complain when there is such a huge wealth of circuits coming to the game through the Booster Pass’ six waves. It’s the gameplay that matters most, and the sheer variety of circuits that Nintendo are throwing into the mix is huge. They’re doubling the amount of tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and it means that I and millions of others are sure to come back to the game and enjoy what it offers all over again.”