Nintendo announced that two new downloadable content packs for Mario Kart 8 will launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available now for advance purchase at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both). Each pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of currently available courses by 50 percent. The DLC packs include classic courses 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 DLC pack.
Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs starting Aug. 27 will get access to eight new colors of Yoshi and eight new colors of Shy Guy to race with immediately. To purchase the packs in advance, users with a broadband Internet connection can click the new "Shop" icon in the game or visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Massive Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs Add 16 New Courses, Plus New Drivers and Karts