One of the best-selling games ever is about to get even better! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch will receive 48 extra tracks (spread out over 18 months) starting today. Here’s everything you need to know about this first batch of new content in years, and how to get it for less.
What is the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pack? What’s Included?
If the realistic racing experience of the new Gran Turismo 7 isn’t your thing, some chaotic, friendship-ruining kart competition might be a better fit. The Booster Pack adds a total of 48 remastered courses from the franchise’s history to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch.
This means circuits from N64, Wii, and even Game Boy Advance will make their way to your sweaty palms (or the dock) in fully remastered glory.
Courses include those based on real-world locations like Paris Promenade and Tokyo Blur from the Mario Kart Tour game in addition to nostalgic favorites like N64 Choco Mountain and Wii Coconut Mall!
What’s in the First Wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pack?
The entirety of the 48 track Booster Pack will release in 6 waves of 8 courses beginning on March 18. Here’s what’s in the first batch… And don’t forget– if your friend owns a copy of the new courses (and you don’t), you can still play with them online or locally at no additional cost!
Courses from Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass can be played from 18th March locally or online in Friends and Rivals races, even if only one player owns the Booster Course Pass or has access to it as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.
- Golden Dash Cup
- Paradise Promenade (Tour)
- Toad Circuit (3DS)
- Choco Mountain (N64)
- Coconut Mall (Wii)
- Lucky Cat Cup
- Tokyo Blur (Tour)
- Shroom Ridge (DS)
- Sky Garden (GBA)
- Ninja Hideaway (Tour)
Great, but… How much is it?
Racers who already have a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will get everything at no additional cost. If you’re not yet a member, you can save on your subscription cost right here. Or, you can pick up a stand-alone copy of the Booster Pack on sale right now in the CDKeys store.
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