In his most recent Miiverse post, Eiji Aonuma has said that he would like to use the Master Cycle from the The Legend Of Zelda DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 in a future Zelda game.

The motorcycle, which resembles Link’s horse Epona, may appear in games besides Mario Kart 8, according to Aonuma. If this does come to pass, it is likely that he intends to add some sort of magically powered version of the vehicle, rather than a conventional motorcycle.

“Hello everyone. This is Eiji Aonuma from Nintendo.

The other day, I gave you all a sneak peek of Epona, which is a weapon included in a DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors. Today, I would like to introduce another one of Link’s “rides” which will be included in the Mario Kart 8 The Legend of Zelda DLC Pack along with Link…the Master Cycle. As you can see in this picture, the Master Cycle is designed after a horse, so it’s literally a horse of steel. (The Hylian Shield even looks like the cowling too.)

You can use many different types of bikes in Mario Kart 8, but this Master Cycle has a design that characters ride leaning forward, allowing you to make sharp turns on the course. Also, this bike is designed a little bigger compared to other bikes, so you’ll definitely leave an impression on the track when you race with it. The development team showed me how the Master Cycle races on the track, and I was overwhelmed by how great it looked. (It looked so cool that I also want it to appear in games I work on.)

Along with the first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, The Legend of Zelda Pack planned for release in November, you can also advance purchase the second DLC Pack, the Animal Crossing Pack either separately or together with the first pack in a bundle. Please check out Nintendo eShop or the in-game shop if you’re interested in this content (a software update is required in order to access the DLC content).

I hope you’ll look forward to seeing Link take a leap outside of the world of Hyrule and making his karting debut!” — Eiji Aonuma

In previous Zelda titles, we’ve had trains, boats, and many magically powered machines. So, is it too much of a leap to see Link riding around on a motorcycle, or is this the start of a steampunk-esque era for the series? Let us know by commenting below!

Source: Zelda Informer

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Sean Ayres
Everything looks so much cooler in my mind.

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