For avid followers of Nintendo’s quarterly financial results that release periodically, there should be a great understanding that Mario Kart 8 is probably Nintendo’s most successful IP in the last decade. The game is the most sold entry on both Nintendo Switch alongside the previous Nintendo Wii U as well. The game is even ranked to be the most successful racing title in the United States as per NPD Group.
Of course, it is expected another installment is to follow the game with its release inching close to a decade. One industry analyst even encourages expectations to be met for a reveal this year. However, that might be incorrect. Nintendo went on to make a Mario Kart reveal this year, but in the form of the Booster Pass for the latest title.
The DLC expansion can be purchased separately or included in Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is to be distributed in fractions over time. This Friday Nintendo has went to release Wave 1 for the Booster Pack. You can watch the launch trailer in the video below:
“Racers at the ready! Eight remastered courses have been added to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. Starting today, you’ll be able to challenge the Golden Dash Cup and Lucky Cat Cup,” the overview shares. The first set includes Paris Promenade (Mario Kart Tour), Toad Circuit (Mario Kart 3DS), Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64), and Coconut Mall (Mario Kart Wii).
The latter collection of races welcomes maps Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour), Shroom Ridge (Mario Kart DS), Sky Garden (Mario Kart: Super Circuit), and Ninja Hideaway (Mario Kart Tour). This is the first of what is promised to be six waves from Nintendo for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pass.
Additionally this week, Nintendo also included three new games to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. This includes Alien Soldier, Light Crusader, and Super Fantasy Zone which were added to the Sega Genesis virtual library. You can read the full report by heading here.
Which track are you most interested to try first from Wave 1 of the Booster Pass?
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now for Nintendo Switch.