One week from today, eight new courses are joining Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the second wave of Booster Courses. Get your first look at them here!
Gamers have been a little frustrated as of late, with Nintendo dropping the first Wave (of six planned) of extra courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and then going radio silent for months. Well, your wait is almost over. This morning, Nintendo revealed Wave 2, which will bring in courses from the SNES, GBA, DS, and Wii eras to the game. Even better, it’s launching next week, August 4th!
Wave 2 includes the Turnip Cup and the Propeller Cup, with fast and familiar courses appearing from the Mario Kart series across the Super NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, Wii and Mario Kart Tour games. Each course can be played locally or online. Cups are divided as follows:
Tour New York Minute – Zip past towering skyscrapers and enjoy a scenic drive through the park in this Big Apple-inspired course originating from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.
SNES Mario Circuit 3 – Drift your way around tight corners and avoid the Warp Pipes in this classic course that originated in Super Mario Kart on Super NES.
N64 Kalimari Desert – This desert race features frequent run-ins with an old-fashioned steam locomotive that crosses the course – be careful not to cause any delays!
DS Waluigi Pinball – Launch, bump and weave across this course themed after a giant pinball table, complete with colorful lights and sounds. Just try not to tilt!
Tour Sydney Sprint – Soak up the sunshine as you soar above the bay and cruise around the sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.
GBA Snow Land – Try not to slip and slide on this wintry course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Just remember: Cooler heads will prevail.
Wii Mushroom Gorge – This course features an underground cavern, deep chasms and giant mushrooms to spring off of – make sure you land safely!
Sky-High Sundae – The competition may heat up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t chill out in this sweet race, which is filled with larger-than-life desserts at nearly every turn. Prove you’re number one under the sun(dae) in this debut course!
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass is available to purchase separately from the eShop, OR is included for free to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass subscribers!