What I have dubbed “Nintendo Kart 2014” is upon us! A recent leak on the Nintendo website unveils two new dlc packs coming to Mario Kart 8. The first pack, which drops November 2014, will feature The Legend Of Zelda’s Link, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach along with four new karts and 8 new tracks, apparently for the mere price of £7. The second pack launching May 2015 will feature Animal Crossing’s Isabelle, Villager and Dry Browser alongside another four karts and 8 tracks. Purchasing both packs nets you 8 different coloured Yoshis and 8 different coloured Shy Guys for you to use too, bringing the total number of new racers up to 20!
One of the karts, featured in the below pictures, appears to be an F-Zero reference, perhaps hinting at more potential characters in future DLC packs, assuming there are any. Personally the inclusion of Non-Mario characters has been something I’ve been wanting for quite some time. With any luck, this will become a non-dlc feature of future Mario Kart editions.