Mario Kart 8: DLC Pack 1 Overview Video

Here is a nice overview video for the upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1. You can advance purchase Pack 1, Pack 2, or the Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle either through the Shop section in Mario Kart 8 or in Nintendo eShop. Those who advance purchase both packs can begin using eight new Yoshi and Shy Guy colors immediately.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 will release next week.

HERE’S THE AMIIBO’S THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH MARIO KART 8

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Nintendo of America has revealed which Amiibo characters you will be able to use with Mario Kart 8. Most of these we already knew about, but added to the impressive lineup include Captain Falcon, Fox McCloud, Kirby and Samus. The software update that will allow you to use Amiibo with Mario Kart 8 will arrive on November 13th.

Here is a list of the Amiibo figures that will be compatible with Mario Kart 8:

Mario
Luigi
Yoshi
Peach
Donkey Kong
Link
Kirby
Captain Falcon
Samus
Fox McCloud

Mario Kart 8 DLC: Excitebike Arena

Here is the first video of the Mario Kart 8 DLC, Excitebike arena and we couldn’t be more excited. Nintendo is gearing up for the release of the first DLC for its highly successful Mario Kart 8 and it looks outstanding. Check out Nintendo celebrating its heritage by giving gamers an exciting throwback stage showcasing Excitebike.

Let us know what you think.

Mario Kart 8 – Yoshi Circuit DLC Retro Track Comparison

Nintendo is resurrecting the much-loved Yoshi Circuit for Mario Kart 8’s first add-on pack, due out next month.

The course originally appeared in GameCube entry Mario Kart: Double Dash – way back in 2003, just to make you feel old – but has been jazzed up with new visuals and a remixed score.

Interestingly, Yoshi Circuit was already brought back as a retro track – in Mario Kart DS. In this video, the good guys at Eurogamer compared both the GameCube and DS versions with the brand new Wii U remake.

THE MARIO KART 8 MERCEDES-BENZ DLC HAS BEEN DOWNLOADED OVER ONE MILLION TIMES

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Nintendo Japan has announced via Twitter that the free Mercedes-Benz downloadable content for Mario Kart 8 has been downloaded by fans over one million times. Even though the DLC is completely free, Nintendo has to be pleased fans are running out to download the additional cars.

More DLC is planned for the title next month so stay tuned.

All New Mario Kart 8 Footage Showing Off New DLC

Here is all new footage of the newly release Mario Kart 8 DLC for Wii U. All footage was taken directly from Mario Kart TV and uploaded via the Wii U system. The all new DLC allows players to race in 3 different Mercedes Benz karts. If you preorder the upcoming DLC, players can access different colored Yoshi’s and Shy Guys as well.

Check out the footage below and make sure you subscribe to our youtube channel.

Massive Mario Kart 8 DLC Confirmed by Nintendo

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Massive Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs Add 16 New Courses, Plus New Drivers and Karts.

Earlier today we reported that there was a major Mario Kart 8 leak and now the good people over at Nintendo have confirmed; there is a lot of interesting stuff headed to Mario Kart 8. Here is the official press release from the Big N:

Two new downloadable content packs will take the world of Mario Kart 8 in directions the franchise has never seen before, while significantly expanding game-play options. The packs, which launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase starting Aug. 27 at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both), deliver a ton of new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise and both Isabelle and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series.

In addition to these two new downloadable content packs, a previously announced game update goes live Aug. 27 that adds a variety of new features, including three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s. Go to http://ninten.do/6181WR6B to view a video of the in-game karts in action.

“More than 1 million Wii U owners in the United States alone are already enjoying the fun of Mario Kart 8,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Kart 8 already includes the largest number of characters, karts and options of any Mario Kart game to date, and these amazing expansion packs give players even more choices.”

Each pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of currently available courses by 50 percent. The DLC packs include classic courses 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 DLC pack.

Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs starting Aug. 27 will get access to eight new colors of Yoshi and eight new colors of Shy Guy to race with immediately. To purchase the packs in advance, users with a broadband Internet connection can click the new “Shop” icon in the game or visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

The DLC packs are scheduled to include the following:

Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) – $7.99

3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses
Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) – $7.99

3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses
Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle – $11.99

6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser
8 Vehicles
16 Courses
As a bonus for purchasing both packs bundled or individually, buyers receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Those who advance purchase both packs can begin using the Yoshi and Shy Guy characters immediately.