Mario Kart 8 DLC Brings New Tracks and Characters (Link!)

Leaked content from the official UK Nintendo Store show that Mario Kart 8 will be getting new courses and characters in the form of DLC, the new characters include Zelda’s Link and Animal Crossing’s Isabelle.

Check out the text from the Ninendo Store page below, which details the new content in the DLC packs, which will be on sale for £7 on November.

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. The Add On Content packs include classics 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 AOC pack.

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.

Sounds pretty good to me! It’s going to be weird seeing Link in a Mario Kart, but I bet this pack will be very popular. Hopefully we get some confirmation about the DLC soon, however as this is coming from the official Nintendo store we can definitely bet that this is real. Let me know in the comments what you think of the new characters being in the game.