Zelda, Animal Crossing Coming To Mario Kart 8 [UPDATE: Prices]

Didn't like that stupid Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8? Please understand. Nintendo had something cooler coming later.

UPDATE: We've now got more details from Nintendo. The packs (the first due in November, the second in May 2015, which is an absurdly long time away) will cost $8 each, or you can get them both for $12. Considering the amount of stuff you're getting (six new characters, eight new cars and 16 new courses increase the game's roster by 50%), that's a pretty good deal.

A listing on the company's UK page has revealed two upcoming DLC packs for the game that add Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach and Animal Crossing characters as racers, let you choose an F-Zero car and bring new tracks, including ones set in the worlds of Zelda and Animal Crossing.

Zelda, Animal Crossing Coming To Mario Kart 8 [UPDATE: Prices]

Here's the full run-down:

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.

Zelda, Animal Crossing Coming To Mario Kart 8 [UPDATE: Prices]

Zelda, Animal Crossing Coming To Mario Kart 8 [UPDATE: Prices]