If you weren’t already having a blast with Mario Kart 8 (and you know you were!) or you haven’t picked it up yet, here’s something to sweeten the deal. The Nintendo UK online store has revealed DLC packs headed to the racer, including new tracks, and new racers like Link from Legend of Zelda and the Villager from Animal Crossing. Hit the jump for more details!

Two DLC packs have been announced for Mario Kart 8, with one hitting later this year and one arriving next year. Each pack includes three new characters, four new vehicles, and eight new courses in the form of two new cups. Here’s the details on the upcoming DLC (priced at a very reasonable $8.00 a piece, or $12.00 if you buy them together), straight from Nintendo:

About the AOC Pack

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.

Some of the new tracks will borrow from other Nintendo games, including courses based off of
F-Zero, Zelda, Excitebike, and Animal Crossing, and Mario Kart veteran Wario’s Gold Mine is also returning. Are you excited for the DLC? I can’t wait to play as Link!

Source: Nintendo UK Store

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