The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you.

The 200cc speed class is included for free on all copies, and will be available if you've won gold in the non-DLC cups through to 150cc - you don't need gold in all of the Mirror cups.

As for the DLC Pack 2, that'll download if you've purchased it individually or as part of the pack - it unlocks the following:

Courses

  • Animal Crossing
  • Big Blue
  • Super Bell Subway
  • Wild Woods
  • Baby Park (GCN)
  • Cheese Land (GBA)
  • Koopa City / Neo Bowser City (3DS)
  • Ribbon Road (GBA)

Characters

  • Villager (Boy and Girl)
  • Isabelle
  • Dry Bowser

Vehicles

  • Bone Rattler
  • City Tripper
  • The Streetle
  • P-Wing

In addition there are eight new Mii costumes - free, like the 200cc race class - that are activated by amiibo: Bowser, Wario, Olimar, Sonic, Villager, Mega Man, Rosalina, PAC-MAN, and Toad.

So, will you be downloading this right away, or anxiously waiting to get home? Let us know.