Nintendo announced some good stuff that's coming to Mario Kart 8 in a new update alongside the...controversial Mercedez Benz DLC pack. They're incremental tweaks, but they sound like welcome improvements all the same. Here are the ones I'm looking forward to:

  • Players will be able to display a map of the racetrack on their TV screen.
  • The game will save the player's most recent vehicle combination for the next time they it up.
  • Players will be able to edit one another's highlight reels.
  • "Improved online stability," which is always a good thing in my book!

I'll take the game out for a spin once the update officially lands and report back then.