Nintendo has announced that a new update for Mario Kart 8 will be launching on August 27th, and it will be fixing many common complaints among fans.

First of all, this update will add the ability to download the Mercedes-Benz DLC that was announced in June; the DLC has been expanded to include a total of three karts (adding the W25 Silver Arrow and 300 SL Roadster to the already announced GLA), and there’s also a new trailer for the new content which can be viewed above.

Additionally, the update also mends many of the issues that fans have been complaining about since the game’s launch in May; the update will add a map display to the main screen similar to the maps found in previous Mario Kart titles. Also, the default selection in the menu following a race has been changed from “View Highlight Reel” to “Next Race”, which will allow players to transition between races more fluidly.

The update will also add the ability for users to edit other peoples’ highlight reels, and it will also add the option for players to save their last used kart customization. The last major addition is a new records screen, which will display the player’s total coins, online win-loss record, character selection rates, and more. The update will also add improved online stability and will address other minor problems.

Overall, I’m very happy with this update; the Mercedes-Benz karts still seem out of place, but I can deal with them because they’re free. I love the addition of a map to the TV display, and I’m certainly glad that I will no longer find myself accidentally watching highlights instead of racing.

What do you guys think? Pretty great update, huh?

Source: Nintendo (via Twitter)

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Greetings Gamnesiacs! I'm Elijah Holt, a Associate Editor coming at you live from beautiful Alabama. My love for gaming started at an early age and has ingrained a love for two different gaming companies in my mind. On one side, my love of the Nintendo 64 and my countless hours spent perfecting the first few levels of Super Mario 64 (I was never good enough to get past those...maybe if they release it for the Wii U eShop someday...) resulted in my love for everything Nintendo; meanwhile, I also owned an original PlayStation, which has resulted in me currently owning a PS3 and PS4 for a few Sony exclusives and third-party titles. I'm a recent graduate of Auburn University, where I majored in Software Engineering. I currently work in DevOps as an Automation Engineer. I look forward to continuing to provide the finest content on the internet to loyal Gamnesia readers like you. Want to contact me? You can always shoot me an email at [email protected]


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