After a lengthy period of furious winking, release date movement - for the better in this case - and rumours, Nintendo revealed the details for Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2. Some of the rumours actually proved correct, either by dumb luck or otherwise, and the line-up has certainly got plenty of fans excited.

If you missed it, the details are below.

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles : Bone Rattler (Bike), City Tripper (Bike), Streetle (Kart), P-Wing (Kart)

Courses

Animal Crossing: A special Animal Crossing inspired course that changes season – spring, summer, autumn, winter – each time you race.

Big Blue: A remastered version of Big Blue from the F-ZERO series.

Super Bell Subway: Navigate an underground subway, and watch out for oncoming trains to reach the finish line.

Wild Woods: Drive up and down a giant tree inhabited by Toads and Shy Guys and experience a mysterious landscape.

Baby Park (GCN): High-definition remake of a course featured in Mario Kart: Double Dash! – prepare for a chaotic course comprising 7 laps.

Cheese Land (GBA): High-definition remake of a course featured in Mario Kart: Super Circuit – full of cheese-themed obstacles and even a hungry giant Chain Chomp.

Koopa City (3DS): High-definition remake of a course featured in Mario Kart 7 - drive through the pouring rain at night in a city controlled by Bowser, and decked out in dazzling neon lights.

Ribbon Road (GBA): High-definition remake of a course featured in Mario Kart: Super Circuit – set in a miniaturised world packed with ribbons and toys.

Nintendo's regional teams have been releasing some other videos, too, including a snazzy launch trailer that summarises all the characters, karts and tracks. You can indulge yourself and watch them below, including live performances of the Big Blue and Wild Woods music.

Teaser Trailer

Live Music Performances


So, on a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about this DLC?