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Penguin
(08-26-2014, 10:21 PM)
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-Update-

Originally Posted by Nintendo PR

Massive Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs Add 16 New Courses, Plus New Drivers and Karts

Link, Isabelle and Animal Crossing Villager All Get Ready to Race

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.

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.

For more information about Mario Kart 8, visit http://mariokart8.nintendo.com. Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

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I think this is Nintendo's official site

http://store.nintendo.co.uk/wii-u-dd.../10991121.html

Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

Just to make sure got a screen grab of the store page:

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 - Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses
Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 - Released: May 2015

Pack 2 includes:

3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses
As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.


Tracks spotted in screenshots:
-Wario's Goldmine (MK Wii)
-F-Zero course
-Excitebike course
-Animal Crossing course
-Zelda (Skyward Sword?) course
Last edited by Seda; 08-27-2014 at 02:45 AM.
Persona7
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I was hoping this thread was going to be about that guy fieri thing.


Looks pretty weird.
Green Mamba
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(08-26-2014, 10:22 PM)
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Link?

...

Link?

EDIT:

Holy shit, F-Zero track.
Isotope
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(08-26-2014, 10:22 PM)
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Oh my.

Edit: IS THAT AN F-ZERO TRACK.
Zalman
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holy shit LINK
Samurai_Heart
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Guess I should get the Link Amiibo then...
DryvBy
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Freakin' Link?!
Xater
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I'm just gonna throw it out there, but could Link be an addition through Amiibo?
Hindl
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Would love Link in the game personally

EDIT: And DAMN 8 new courses? That's great.

Originally Posted by Nintendo Blurb

Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent.

Akibastman
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(08-26-2014, 10:22 PM)
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IS THIS REAL LIFE ?
Franchuzas87
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waaaat?
RedEther
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Add Zelda pls
JoseOle5990
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Hahaha wow. Nothing stops these leaks!
jonno394
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If this is true I will buy mario kart 8
cacildo
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Link?

I want miis without helmets
Herbspiceguy
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Lol @ the F-Zero stage.
BananasWithGuns
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Well, can't say I expected Link to randomly show up in Mario Kart.

Maybe people will use him instead of Rosalina now lol.
VariantX
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(08-26-2014, 10:22 PM)
link? f-zero track? excitebike track?

please be real...
SolidSnakex
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Excitebike course?
LiberaTeExInferis
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(08-26-2014, 10:23 PM)
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Fuck me...gorgeous!!!
RyosukeTH
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Holy shit, fuck Link, there is a F-Zero kart.
Cloudboy
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(08-26-2014, 10:23 PM)
Blue Falcon is back!
Ryce
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I wanna get this now.

EDIT: Animal Crossing Villager in pack 2!
VanWinkle
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Oh my goodness, seeing new characters and new tracks. GETTING EXCITED!
Jethro
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Wait a F-Zero Course?!!!
Milestoned
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Originally Posted by Zalman

holy shit LINK

In the OP.

Edit: nvm, lol
Mucudadada
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(08-26-2014, 10:23 PM)
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Link driving a motorcycle.

What a wonderful world we live in.
DeaviL
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I spy F-Zero and Zelda...

I'm speechless.
Raw64life
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On one hand, cool. On the other hand, Nintendo doing DLC.
The Bankslammer
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holy shit mute city

edit: and excitebike!
thisisvlad
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Um.... That block stage is from excite bike perhaps? But dat F-Zero stage though!!
Hip Hop
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fuck

Originally Posted by Raw64life

On one hand, cool. On the other hand, Nintendo doing DLC.

Not a single wrong thing with that. Not all DLC is bad.
Zeyphersan
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ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

What the shit?
Toki767
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Link should be lapping all those people riding Epona.
Green Mamba
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What's that track on the bottom left?
Soulflarz
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Whaat the
Mechazawa
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YOU SONS OF BITCHES WITH THAT BLUE FALCON TEASE.
Colonel Mustard
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Link?!

F-Zero Course?!

That angular one looms like Excite Bike!

Gimme!!!
Vox Chaotica
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Day one, will purchase the amiibo or whatever to play as Link in Mario Kart 8
Neiteio
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That's an F-Zero track. It literally says F-Zero. On the left.

EDIT: Wait, F-Zero AND Excitebike?!
Hatchtag
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It probably won't be that interest-LINK
FUCKING LINK?!

Gawd damn. Do Kirby next, he'd fit in damn easily.4
TheWorthyEdge
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FUCKIN. SHIT. I NEED A WIIU. NOW!
Darklord
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Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses,

Multiple packs and 8 courses in each? Jesus, that's alright!


Dry Bowser

OMG!
Lgndryhr
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Pretty cool! Glad to see Mario Kart branching out now. I keep hoping for Nintendo Kart where it has more than just Mario characters.
JinjoUnchained
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Is that an F Zero track? Mute City??

This can't be real.
Mauricio_Magus
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aw shit.
MrBigBoy
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(08-26-2014, 10:23 PM)
My jaw dropped...

Didn't expect Link. I hope Wario Colloseum will be in it.
The Dutch Slayer
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Just to make sure got a screen grab of the store page:

enzo_gt
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Looks pretty fucking awesome.
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Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 - Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses
Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 - Released: May 2015

Pack 2 includes:

3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses
As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

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