Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Mario Kartanooki


Image from www.eurogamer.com
"In this new DLC, Link will be riding his signature.. motorbike?" (Shigeru Miyamoto, never)

Nintendo have announced two new DLC packs for Mario Kart 8 on their Nintendo UK website! Instead of just getting licensed cars a la the Mercedes Benz DLC, the two packs are about some of Nintendo's other characters, plsu variations of their Mario peeps. The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Because a game isn't Japanese enough until you put an X in the title) DLC will include Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach and Link, plus 4 new cars, including Captain Falcon's flagship Blue Falcon car, plus 8 new tracks, one of which being the returning Wario's Gold Mine, a popular track from Mario Kart Wii. 

Still, none of this scratches my Mario Kart itch. I wanna be able to drive the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!

The second DLC pack, Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8, has a more secretive storefront page. There will be 4 new cars and 8 new tracks, none of which have been announced, plus Animal Crossing's Villager and Isabelle will be joining the fray, as well as Dry Bowser - you know, the skeleton kind. You might wanna get the other kind out of your head.

Anyways, the new DLC for Mario Kart 8 is showing that Nintendo are catching up with the times, and they're realising that, with poor Wii U sales, they'll have to release DLC to remain profitable. It's sad to see a company as pure as Nintendo doing this, but then again it's nice to see that Vilager won't have to worry about axes anymore, now that he's a joyrider.

Except now that he'll have to pay road tax. And petrol. God, that's depressing.

Both DLCs will cost £7 each, but you can buy them together for £11. If you pre-purchase the packs, you'll be able to get 8 different colored Yoshis and Shy Guys play as once you've purchased them!

What do you guys think? Are you happy to be getting more Mario Kart DLC? Or did you prefer when there wasn't any big packs released, like in Mario Kart Wii? Tell us in the comments below!


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