Nintendo is set to add characters and courses inspired by several of its popular franchises to Mario Kart 8. The revelation came via a listing that appeared on the Nintendo UK online store today. Two DLC packs will be released featuring characters such as Link from The Legend of Zelda, Isabelle and The Villager from Animal Crossing as well as new courses set in the worlds of F-Zero, Excitebike, Zelda and Animal Crossing.
Check out the full official description of this exciting DLC below.
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.
What do you think of this announcement, are you glad Nintendo is introducing characters from other franchises or would you have preferred Mario Kart to remain exclusive to members of the Mushroom Kingdom?
Ever since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D on the 3DS fans have been clamoring for a similar remake of its N64 sequel Majora’s Mask. Developer Grezzo has now dropped a hint that fans may in fact get their wish as they have posted a job listing which, translated from Japanese, asks applicants “Would you like to make a legend with us?” The word ‘legend’ is highlighted in gold.
Besides Ocarina of Time 3D Grezzo have also worked on Four Swords Anniversary Edition, WiiWare game Line Attack Heroes and Street Pass title Flower Town so it seems plausible that Majora’s Mask could be the project they are hiring for. Time will tell if this is the case.
Batreaux is a creepy looking bat-demon that lives in Skyloft and asks Link to help him become human because his monstrous appearance scares the other residents of Skyloft. You can help him by collecting gratitude crystals which are earned by doing good deeds for people you meet throughout the game. Batreaux will reward you multiple times for collecting a certain amount of crystals.
Crystals Required Reward
5 Medium Wallet
10 Piece of Heart
30 Big Wallet, Cursed Medal
40 Gold Rupee
50 Giant Wallet
70 Gold Rupee x 2
80 Tycoon Wallet