Nintendo has announced the release date for the upcoming next DLC courses – August 4th Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, This second wave consists of eight courses, similar to what we saw when the first wave started in March. They are mostly based around tracks found in the previous Mario Kart game, but there’s one that’s brand new: an ice cream-themed course called Sky-High Sunday.
Driving down the track returning from previous games is the Kalimari Desert from the N64 version. Mario KartMario Circuit 3 from SNES, Mushroom Gorge from Wii, Waluigi Pinball from DS, Snow Land from GBA, and New York Minute and Sydney Sprint, both of which previously appeared in mobile-focused titles Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo Announces Sky-High Sunday Is Coming Mario Kart Tour on a later date.
Ripple is the second of six that Nintendo has announced, which in February it said would be released over the next two years. In total, Nintendo is adding 48 tracks to it. Mario Kart 8 DeluxeDoubling the amount of tracks included in the game at launch in 2017. The game is one of the most successful titles ever released for the Nintendo Switch, with over 45 million copies sold.
The second wave of tracks is included as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription or can also be purchased as part of the Booster Course Pass for $24.99. That price includes all 48 DLC tracks that will eventually be released for the game.
Personally, I was a little overwhelmed by the first set of eight tracks, which I didn’t feel were bursting with life like the courses found in the base game. But, with this second wave of tracks based on mainline consoles Mario Kart entries instead of TravelHopefully they feel more energetic.